Question RAM and SSD, which brand is better?

Sep 25, 2022
Hi ! my computer is very slow and I want to play Spider Man Remastered, but the game requires 8GB of RAM, so I will find another 4GB RAM to increase it to 8GB. So I asked if I could add another 4GB of RAM to 8GB or remove the old RAM. Exit and insert a new 8GB into 4GB 2 good ones, which brand of RAM is good? And please recommend a SSD that is good and durable.
Now, I'm aiming for WD Green and Hikvision if this brand of SSD 2 is good or not. If it's not good, you can recommend another brand because my computer is slow booting and it's very tough. Will I take the old HDD out and insert the SSD instead or just add the SSD only and reinstall Windows on the SSD but don't remove the old HDD? good
The old 4GB 8GB RAM was a Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333.
VGA GTX 1050 Ti
Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

And thanks for all answers in advance.
Can you get a Western Digital Blue or Crucial MX500?

You should install the SSD, disconnect all other drives, and then install Windows to the SSD.

Or you could transfer what is on the old drive to the new SSD by cloning or imaging, without doing a new install.


Two part question.
Two part answer, not necessarily in order:

1) Best ssd brand is likely Samsung. Puget systems never sees them fail:
Samsung 870 EVO is a good pick. 1tb for $100 or so, 500gb for half that.
Assuming the new ssd can hold the used contents of your HDD, conversion is easy.
Use the Samsung ssd migration app to copy your C drive to the 870 and remove the old hdd.
Here is a link to the app and instructions:

Yes, there are cheaper devices, but none better or simpler.

2) Intel is relatively tolerant of ddr3 mismatched ram upgrades.
You could try to just add another ram stick, with the same specs as what you have, but there may be issues; ram needs to be matched in a single kit for proper operation.
CPU-Z spd tab will tell you exactly what you now have.
What is your plan B if such an addition does not work properly?
Could you return it?

It is not clear exactly what you have now, but I would try to buy a 16gb (2 x 8gb)DDR3 kit
To replace your ram.


Feb 17, 2019
SSD: Sammy 860/870 evo or WD Black...

Ram: Crucial, Micron, or perhaps Corsair.... check the mrgr's QVL for your mobo to see what is recommended, but I would certainly go with a 16GB kit, as that will last you for a long time and could be moved to a new(er) machine if you decide to upgrade too :)

I've always had really good luck with these brands, being very reliable/failure free and long lasting...

neva, eva heard of "Hikvision " but I have heard other folks say it is cheapo-bottom-barrel stuff, so I would not recommend it...
Dec 21, 2021
I use G.Skill memory because they answer questions about which Ram module to use.

G.Skill also provides a lifetime warranty on its memory modules. I know they still do because I had one memory stick fail last November. That failure prevented the computer from posting. So I sent a request to G.Skill to see if I could get a replacement group of DDR3 (4 X 8 GB) 32GB Ram sticks. First, they asked me where I bought the memory. Then, I showed them the NewEgg invoice from 2010. I sent all four back to them, and they sent four new matched memory sticks to replace the damaged group of four sticks.

The new sticks worked well and are now sitting on my bookshelf. When I upgraded from an EVGA X79 Classified board to an EVGA X99 Classified, DDR3 memory would not work with the X99. That update happened in January of this year.

I replaced the motherboard because the data processing here pushed my Thermaltake single fan cooler too hard for too long (It was ten years old.)

When the water gets too low, the radiator loses its ability to cool as it evaporates from the exposed transporting hoses. Low water levels reduce the cooler's ability to cool the CPU. It also increased the heat in the area near the radiator. That extra heat for many years caused the closest memory stick to fail (Coolers lose water because it seeps out of the hose surfaces.)

The X79 MB memory slots were near the water cooling radiator on the rear fan opening. The radiator had a push-type fan forcing air into the radiator. It also had a pull-type fan pulling air out of the radiator. The added pull fan moved the radiator nearer to the location of the X79 4-memory sticks.

I have an EVGA X58 SLI motherboard with G.Skill DDR3 memory that still works well every time I need to use it.

When I buy memory, I always ask G.Skill for advice. They can be reached at this email address: G.Skill USA Tech Support <>

When I contacted G.Skill Support about DDR4 memory, they recommended I don't use DDR4. Instead, they suggested I use the new DDR5 6000 sticks.

In addition, they suggested I limit the memory size to 64GB because the Z690 Intel chips don't reliably work well with 128GB of memory.

Yesterday I purchased 64GB (2x32GB) G.Skill Trident Z5 Series (Intel XMP) 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin SDRAM DDR5 6000 CL32-38-38-96 1.40V Dual Channel Desktop Memory F5-6000J3238G32GX2-TZ5K (Matte Black) from Amazon. This new memory will be installed in a new Z690 Classified MB next week.

These new memory sticks are the fastest sticks available. Tom's Hardware article tested this group of memory: G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6000 C36 Review: DDR5 Performance King : Read more

DDR4 memory tends to have shorter Latency times, but the difference is slight enough with a higher frequency range like DDR5 6000 could allow better processing times.

When looking for advice for a motherboard, it is best to report the motherboard model and the CPU, if it is known. If the MB is a gaming board, include the video card and disk drive design (SSD or Spinning Platters). The added details can improve the advice that is likely to be experienced.