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    Cheap ram worth the money?

    Hi guys. I'm currently in the market for a new system and am at the difficult choice of choosing ram. In the past I've always got my ram from crucial and never had a single problem, but the price just seems a bit high to justify:

    1GB standard = £104.56

    And from scan:
    1Gb Micron Major = £64.57 (or two for £129.14)

    I am on a bit of a budget, but I've seen cheap ram die on other peoples systems, and whilst they're both made with Micron chips I do wonder where the extra £40 a stick goes...

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    Corsair value select.

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    I don't know that much about memory brands, but when I last bought memory I just bought the cheapest memory from a company I had heard of in the reputable RAM making business. It happened to be the Value Select and it hasn't given my any trouble. Of course like any PC component don't buy from an unknown brand or any deals that look way too good to be true.

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    Like wot Clunk said - Corsair Value Select -

    I just bought some Corsair Value 1GB (2 x 512MB) DDR2 667MHz for £71 for my daughter's PC - great stuff. Don't be tempted by super-cheap unbranded stuff.
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    Cheers, that's one problem sorted - only the rest of the system to decide on...

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