RAM question

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Pasta88, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Is there a way to tell if RAM is new and not been used since it was "opened and didn't know I couldn't reseal it" ?

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  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Marks on the contacts? If you can't reseal it I'd say that would be a dead giveaway the package has been opened. As dirt cheap as RAM is, just keep it or sell maybe.
     
  3. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    ddr2 is not cheap.
     
  4. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    A house is not cheap, a Lexus is not cheap, a Sea Ray boat and trailer is not cheap .... RAM is cheap.
     
  5. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    I am comparing it to DDR3 which is cheap.
     
  6. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I guess it all depends on your frame of reference. To me RAM is dirt cheap ... all of it. At 2x or 3x the current price all of it is still dirt cheap.

    Maybe not the absolute highest quality or fastest RAM, but newegg.com has G-Skill (2x1GB) for less than $40US. That's an astounding low price getting into the pocket change territory. But still, if it were 10x that price, considering the lifetime warranty they all pretty much have it's still cheap to me.

    Like you said too in a way, it all depends on your frame of reference.