Is there a real difference between value & performance ram?

apt403

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Yeah, high-end ram sticks use high quality IC's that oc alot higher then the stuff used in cheap sticks. Cheap ram will probably contain IC's made by Elpida, Hynix, Samsung, ect. High quality ram will usually use Micron D9 IC's.

Unless your going to oc, there's no point in spending the extra cash for better IC's, most anything will work fine.
 

neveremember

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what about noise? I recently picked up some ADATA DDR400 for a 939 board, and it makes this audible ticking sound that i've never heard from ram before. i'm not sure if there's something wrong with the ram or if it's just what i get for buying cheap ram.
 

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what about noise? I recently picked up some ADATA DDR400 for a 939 board, and it makes this audible ticking sound that i've never heard from ram before. i'm not sure if there's something wrong with the ram or if it's just what i get for buying cheap ram.

Well, I am pretty sure that no ram should make noise, budget or not... I would return that set before something gets fried... I would first adjust them in the slots and make sure they are seated securely... But if they are, and they continue to "tick" I would return those. Possibly loose current creating a small arch on the ram? Idk... but Ticking + Ram = no good...

Oh, and dude, try not to jack some ones forum... Creating your own will most definitely get responses... Unless it is really stupid.. Next time make your own...'

micahkanchan, the above post have answered your question quite well.
 

rammedstein

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the way i see it, there isn't any performance difference between performance and value ram, however, performance ram lets other things go faster (higher fsbs etc...)