That’s a question I get asked a lot – probably second after ‘what is the best memory, or what is the cheapest memory. And ramseeker isn’t the easiest to navigate sometimes if you don’t know what type of memory you have I also get asked what ram do I need for my computer? (BTW, if you need help with your memory upgrades feel free to email me. I’m here to help you with your ram upgrades)
Back to the best RAM brand. There’s two ways you can buy ram: one that will save you the most money or for a little more money you can buy brand name ram which comes with the knowledge that you paid a bit more for your ram but at least it’s a brand name you can trust.
This applies to anything, really and not just ram. Even computers are priced this way – you can buy an Apple Computer (and pay for the privilege) or you can buy a lesser bran name. Once I needed a PC to run some windows program so I found the cheapest laptop I could find. It worked great for the price but support was non-exisitent as when I needed help with my PC (it was a windows machine. it’s only a matter of time before you need help) the company was long out of business. It was a no-name laptop and I got no-name support to match.
With RAM though you’re better off because even generic memory gets tested to work from the memory vendors before it ships and if you buy ram regardless of brand from the stores I list you won’t have a problem with RAM not working. These stores are all reputable memory vendors and I have mentioned this before.
Some brands you might see are toshiba, samsung, micron (which is crucial), lexar for digital camera ram…just to name a few. It all comes down to your comfort level and what’s most important to you – getting the cheapest RAM you can buy or spending a littl more for brand name ram. Your budget and memory needs all come into play when you need to buy memory – brand name or generic, the choice is ultimately up to you.