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OCZ vs. Kingston RAM

I have always had a habit of buying Kingston memory (no particular reason), but I noticed that on NewEgg for instance, I can get 4GB of "OCZ Gold" for $250 whereas 4GB of Kingston HyperX is $390. The Kingston also has a high latency of 9. Basically, what am I missing about the price difference, since as far I can tell OCZ is another great memory maker?

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Review carefully the specs

In reply to: OCZ vs. Kingston RAM

Ram makers try to differentiate themselves by the quality and speed levels they can achieve. Thus, you'll see the speed rating and some marketing label like "premium, gold, extreme, basic or value, etc." put on them. At the bottom will be good ram that meet the basic requirements and as you go from there, the ram should be more capable of speed or even OC'ing and/or heat tolerances. Also, some gimcrackery may come into play but is suppose help in the long run, like heat shields or dispersers, LEDs, or color scheme. The specs of the CAS/RAS should also be affected and offered as they meet those.

As for Kingston and OZ brands, they both good. Sometimes, one brand has a sale going on to vendors and they pass on the saving. Prices do vary from time to time. One brand may command as they are suppose to be top offering at any given time, quality matters. Review the specs of each brand offering and see how they stack up and choose.

tada -----Willy Happy

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ocz is price competitive, kingston isn't

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kingston is so large and well-known that they don't have to compete on price. you've always bought them because of their name, so the strategy obviously works. Wink

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They're both good but the question is ...which works or is

In reply to: OCZ vs. Kingston RAM

recommended or guaranteed to work with your PC. Often times motherboard mfgs provides a list of RAM that's compatible with your motherboard or system. That's worth looking at. If you shop at Newegg...then read the buyer reviews...pretty good info there too.


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