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March 24, 2010 9:29:21 AM

Hi,

This is a kinda strange question...I wish to buy a DDR 400MHz 256Mb ram. It is a used one ie 2nd hand. Could someone tell me if there is a risk involved with it? I mean i know that electronic items can conk out any time, but would you recommend buying such items?

What could be wrong with these 2nd hand stuff?

Thanks.

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March 24, 2010 11:52:44 AM

Even used RAM lasts a long time.
It will be hard to find new DDR RAM. So I think you should buy that 2nd hand ram.


Just make sure that the golden pins don't have many scratches on it.

BTW When I bought SDR RAM 2nd hand the shopkeeper gave me 1 year warranty.
See if you can get any warranty or not.
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March 24, 2010 2:12:02 PM

I don't know where are you from, but to find DDR modules in Europe is not difficult . There are a lot of stores where you can get some new modules. For example at alternate (Germany | Holland | Austria | Belgium | Spain):

I only would buy a second-hand module if I hadn't another options. A memory module is sensible and it can easily be damaged.
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March 24, 2010 3:05:12 PM

Hi,

First hand DDR modules are available here in India too. But it costs about 16+USD, which is steep for me for a 256Mb ram. If i get a 2nd hand good one for less than half the price then it is a good option for me. But as you said, it can be easily damaged.

By damaged you mean the gold-plated contacts having scratches?
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March 24, 2010 3:07:18 PM

shubham1401 said:
Even used RAM lasts a long time.
It will be hard to find new DDR RAM. So I think you should buy that 2nd hand ram.


Just make sure that the golden pins don't have many scratches on it.

BTW When I bought SDR RAM 2nd hand the shopkeeper gave me 1 year warranty.
See if you can get any warranty or not.


Thanks, i'll remember the guarantee part.

Could you tell about any other potential problems/defects in 2nd hand rams?
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March 24, 2010 3:18:22 PM

Just check for the pins.
They should be providing some warranty.

Nothing else. :) 
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March 25, 2010 5:39:11 AM

MAke sure it works fine and are free from problems!
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April 4, 2010 9:22:36 AM

Best answer selected by samrat_rao.
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