Differences between generic and system specific ram?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by STA, May 31, 2003.

  1. STA

    STA Guest

    I need to upgrade the memory on an old gateway and went to their site and looked at their sys. specific memory and it is very expensive compared to the generic memory on their site. What would be the difference and would this type of generic ram be compatible with my computer?

  2. MP

    MP New Member

    Sep 10, 2002
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    Silicon Valley
    I only by namebrand ram. With ram prices as how as they are the difference is usually minimal. I personally have always used Kingston ram. NEver had any problem with them and it all has a lifetime warranty.

    Generic ram will most likely work fine, I don't know any of the statistics putting it up agains name brand but I would assume it has a higher failure rate.
    Last edited: May 31, 2003
  3. crotchfruit

    crotchfruit Guest

    :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3:

    that "system specific memory" is teh biggest rip-off evar!!!!

    go with the kingston
  4. worth

    worth Guest

    I'd only buy with Crucial/Micron, Kingston, or Mushkin memory.

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