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Old 01-16-2006, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubCategory=147

1) "pqi POWER Series 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 333 (PC 2700) System Memory - Retail"

2) "Kingston 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 333 (PC 2700) System Memory - Retail"

One is $73.55 and the other is $115.99.
But they're both 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 333 (PC 2700), 2.5V, NO ECC

Is the only difference the brand name? Is one better than the other?
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possibly the latency.. its not said for the kingston... but i know its not gonna be dramatically low.. so that is a good question...
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It's the same reason why a Ferrari is more expensive than a Corvette. Different parts are used with different quality. Sometimes (just like cars, and otherwise) RAM will be overpriced for what it is.
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a very nice comparison indeed... although i prefer the corvette
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PQi will serve its purpose. Go with it.
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Basically it's quality, overclockability, how long it will last.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks everyone!
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