is there ANY mobo that isnt dual channel anymore?
and why the fuck would you buy anything but name brand, Gskill is usually the cheapest for any combo
how the fuck do these people buy non-branded green sticks
i just bought some mushkin eco shit because it was cheap as fuck and didn't have a rice as fuck heat spreader on it.
i also don't give a shit about timings since i'm already paring it with some 11/11/11/28 ram of the same timings.
oh and chances are your 'un branded' green sticks are micron or some, ya know, name brand.
mfw i've got a bag full of pic related. what you know bout dat corsair platinum nigga?
they might lower temps by a couple degrees max.
heatsinks are great but they are all about surface area, and the surface area ram heatsinks have are shit compared to a typical cpu or gpu heatsink, so is the typical airflow over the ram.
nobody's ram even gets hot enough to be of concern.
Manufacturers probably do this just so they have a product that can be distinguished from other manufacturer's products. Most of the manufacturers just order chips straight from a supplier like hynix, samsung, or micron and stick them on a PCB. If they didn't have some kind of branding on them they'd all look the same and they wouldn't be able to sell "RICERSHIT EXTREME GAYMEN RAM"
There's not really anything better about the name brands usually. Chances are they came from the same factory.
The real reason I'd read reviews and such on any RAM kit I was going to order, would be to find out if:
a) It's fake or some China-land knockoff that's just been relabeled.
b) It has a high DOA rate or something like that.
Other than that, RAM of a certain speed is still RAM of that said speed. Unless you need ECC RAM, then ECC RAM is still ECC RAM.
Most prebuilts use cheap chink shit, even expensive "high end" prebuilts will. If you're lucky one might have crucial in it.
Most people buy that shit online and prefer price over performance, so cheap chink ram for 15$ will work for them.
Also buying gamer shit is stupid, just get the best ram for the cheapest price. I bet some of you fags buy those silly "gamer" edition cans of dust off.
not him, but any dual channel board will run with one stick of ram, his question is pointless.
you can take a 8, 4, and 2 gig stick of ram and throw them in anywhere and the shit will still work.
hynix, samsung, and micron are typical shit you'll see in prebuilts, and that's not junk ram.
notice how computer illiterate people never bitch about their ram not working?
RAM is pretty much all the same at this point. There's only a handful of companies making the actual chips and the rest of these companies are just there to supply the PCB that the chips sit on. RAM is one part that is pretty reliable these days. If it doesn't fail in a year it has a tendency to last for quite a while maybe even outliving every other component save for the CPU itself
well i'm buying plain green ram becuase i want a custom heat spreader all the currect ones are trash tier expect for kingston.
DDR4 is going to be the ram with a full FAD on the custom heat spreader.
Also i'l going full curical this year while i'm waiting for Zen and the AMD motherboards
saving for computer and car at the same time. maddness.
Im on fence about gskill. I wasn't happy with its performance on the 8 gb models compared to the corsair which has always worked wonders on all my system builds for the past 8 years. I think this is by an large due to Quality control.
My Kingston ram is green, my Transcend ram is green, ADATA ram is green, some OCZ ram I handled were green with gold heat spreaders.
I don't have windows in my cases and couldn't give a fuck what my component color is.
I have brown, black, red and blue motherboards, I have blue GPUs
I am not an autist that buys components based on color matching.
What's wrong with green?
Green is usually name brand too you know.
But in all honesty I wanted BLACK LIKE MY SOUL PCB's but they weren't worth it with DDR4 on the horizon and it's not like I look at my computer all the time anyway.
>hynix, samsung, and micron
Aren't these the only three companies actually producing the chips? Everyone else are just slapping the chips onto different coloured PCBs and giving them useless mohawks.
Kingston makes their own ram chips
I am not 11 years old so I don't care for hideous "gamer" ram. I know I will never be staring at my ram but if I had to choose ram with the same specs. I wouldn't choose the one for the prepubescent child.
Hetland seems to be right, Kingston had their own fabs in 2005, it wouldn't be unexpected that they still do since RAM and flash memory tends to lager behind the cutting edge quite a bit in terms of fabrication process. Guess I stand corrected.
brown/green are the natural colors of the resin and hardener used for the solder mask, brown was phased out in time as glass epoxy took over as the standard and it naturally has a green tint.
>I have never seen the inside of a server: the post
I don't think I've worked with a server that didn't have some form of heat spreader on the RAM.
Not him but servers will be the first to jump onto DDR4 as they're the ones that see the most benefits. The tiny reduction in power consumption and cooling requirements is irrelevant for a desktop but absolutely key in a server environment.
I have some hyper x fury blacks in my PC. I'm cognizant of the fact that the heat spreaders are pretty much for aesthetics, but I think the difference in price to get bare RAM sticks was like....7 bucks. So I got the RAM that matched my MOBO.