I used to just pick up generic memory sticks thinking that all memory was made equally. Ok that was a long time ago and I learned my lesson after reboots and lockups persisted because of low quality DIMMS. Nowadays I only go for high quality name brand memory to ensure that that part of my system is not hindering my performance or corrupting my data. Crucial is one name that’s synonymous with high quality memory and today we look at one of their PC2700 512MB sticks.
Crucial is a division of Micron and they are the only ones that are selling directory from the manufacturer. With over 95% of their business transactions occurring through the web, they help keep costs down and maintain a good efficient consumer friendly process. I’ve ordered a few sticks through their website and it was easy with my order arriving in a very timely manner. Crucial was very generous enough to send Gaming Nexus a stick of the PC2700 512MB stick and today we’ll see how well it holds up along with any speed improvements over the PC2100 sticks I have that are also Crucial branded.
When you order from Crucial, you are sent the ram in a nice padded box with instructions and the memory in an anti-static bag. Crucial does a good job in protecting the ram in shipping so as to decrease the chance of receiving a damaged product. They also offer second day shipping currently in the United States so that you get it fast. I’ve always had good experiences dealing with them and I’ve heard they have great customer service if you do have a problem.
The PC2700 stick is rated to work at 333MHz DDR. It’s singled sided meaning the RAM chips are only on one side of the stick. The clock rate on the module is 167MHz and uses 6 layers of PCB to ensure higher quality and stability. A limited lifetime warranty helps protect you from getting and using bad memory.
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