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Old January 28, 2007, 03:53 PM
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I was very tempted by the great price ($309) on the Corsair XMS2 6400 epp ddr2 at tigerdirect:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

until I went over to newegg to look at some of the latest reviews:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...gesize=&Page=2

Overall the ratings aren't bad, but lately, there are a pile of bad sticks, and sub-rating speeds and timings. what's up with that
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Old January 28, 2007, 04:23 PM
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I wouldn't rely on NewEgg reviews... nobody says what kind of experience these people have. I'd read reviews or read up on enthusiast forums, personally.

Edit: I should add that reviews should be read only from credible sites. I've read some RAM reviews from a few sites I won't mention, that made me want to throw up.

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Old January 28, 2007, 04:31 PM
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Don't get me wrong- newegg is certainly not my first source for harware reviews, but for ram-- I feel that I would almost rather trust reviews by joe consumer because they are the ones getting the real off-the-shelf product, while the big tech reviewers are getting hand picked sticks sent to them as samples.
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Fair enough, never thought of that.
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Personally I'd choose Team xTreem ram over Corsair any day, but the xms2 stuff is pretty decent and does a good job.
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