What is your favorite source for buying more RAM?

GStough

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I've come to realize that my pc at home needs more RAM, but I've never bought any so I don't know the "best" place to go for things tech. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips?

Would appreciate any input. Thanks in advance....:bigwave:
 
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Benjamin28

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Typically I buy through www.newegg.com. They just recently had a newsletter offer with some decent prices on desktop ram :D
 

Jim Wynne

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I've come to realize that my pc at home needs more RAM, but I've never bought any so I don't know the "best" place to go for things tech. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips?

Would appreciate any input. Thanks in advance....:bigwave:
I've had good luck with both Kingston and Crucial. Both offer simple methods for determining the right products for your system. Once you find out what it is you need, you might also try eBay.
 

Randy

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Kingston is good, I also look to Computer Direct, which sells Kingston and other brands at reduced prices many times.

I stay away from Best Buy here in Ft. Smith because they have the worst customer service and sales staff I've ever seen in a store...this includes Wal Mart
 
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Gidget: How much Ram do you have at this time, and what are you aiming for?

I suppose I should mention that I never had a single problem with any RAM of any kind, regardless of brand, so I agree with Randy: That makes price, customer service and sales staff the deciding factors. I recently added another 2Gb to my setup btw (4Gb now): Kingston this time...

/Claes
 

Stijloor

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me too. I buy almost all my PC hardware from newegg.
Hello ScottK,

We have purchased all our IT equipment from them. They never disappointed us. Great quality, great prices, fantastic delivery.

(Disclaimer: I am not connected with this company.)

Stijloor.
 

GStough

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Gidget: How much Ram do you have at this time, and what are you aiming for?

I suppose I should mention that I never had a single problem with any RAM of any kind, regardless of brand, so I agree with Randy: That makes price, customer service and sales staff the deciding factors. I recently added another 2Gb to my setup btw (4Gb now): Kingston this time...

/Claes
Claes,

Right now I have (now, please don't laugh) 256 MB, and I would LOVE to bring it up 1GB without breaking the bank. I looked at NewEgg's web site and think I found a good deal, but haven't decided for sure just yet. I just want my home pc to run faster and load web pages and do stuff faster than it does now. Currently, I have to wait anywhere from 15 seconds to a minute or two for a page to load, depending on the site.

How does Wintec compare to some other brands out there? I read the reviews on this one (Wintec) and everyone was pleased with its performance and everything, and of course the price was really great ($45.99 for 1GB 2x512MB, I think it was).

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions so far. I'm still reading the posts! :agree1:
 

Jim Wynne

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Claes,
Currently, I have to wait anywhere from 15 seconds to a minute or two for a page to load, depending on the site.
With what type of connection? What operating system? Regardless of the answers to those questions, you're bound to see an improvement by increasing the amount of RAM you have, but you might not need a gigabyte. I have a desktop running XP with 512MB and it does just fine. I have a DSL connection, but I also run Photoshop, a notorious RAM hog, and it's not unacceptably slow.
 
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Gert Sorensen

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I buy mine on QXL, does that count? We have three computers at home aged between 3 and 5 years :( , so RAM for those are way too expensive when buying at a retailer.
 
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