Komputerbay 4GB 2x 2GB DDR2 PC2 8500 1066Mhz 240 Pin DIMM 4 GB KIT - £35 Fulfilled by Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Some cheap high-spec DDR2 RAM for those of us with older PCs. I know Komputerbay have had some mixed reviews, but this is fulfilled by Amazon so should be ok.

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#1
Good price.
#2
Hmm. No detailed specs (timings, voltage etc) but that's a heck of a price!
#3
Good spot OP :)

Pretty cheap considering where DDR2 prices have settled in the past year or so.

Shima
#4
my-planet
Hmm. No detailed specs (timings, voltage etc) but that's a heck of a price!
Review on Amazon (for what it's worth) qoutes:
"...1.8v and the timings are 6-6-6-24 ..."

HTH

Shima
#5
shimagoza
my-planet
Hmm. No detailed specs (timings, voltage etc) but that's a heck of a price!

Review on Amazon (for what it's worth) qoutes:
"...1.8v and the timings are 6-6-6-24 ..."

HTH

Shima

Yes I've read that...but can that be trusted? Who knows? Ordered anyway.
#6
I have an am2+ board with an Athlon quad processor, It has windows 7 32 bit installed and 2 gb of 667mhz ram, Question is would i notice a difference in performance?
#7
haggisheid
I have an am2+ board with an Athlon quad processor, It has windows 7 32 bit installed and 2 gb of 667mhz ram, Question is would i notice a difference in performance?


Use the memory scanner on the Crucial website:

Link
#8
K1LLER HORNET
haggisheid
I have an am2+ board with an Athlon quad processor, It has windows 7 32 bit installed and 2 gb of 667mhz ram, Question is would i notice a difference in performance?

Use the memory scanner on the Crucial website:

Link
This will answer the question, as to whether this memory type is compatible, but as to whether you'll notice a difference, it all depends on what you use your computer for. For a start, you would have to use a 64-bit operating system in order to use/see more than 3GB's of RAM.

Edited By: my-planet on Dec 30, 2013 15:43: ocd
#9
In case it helps, I also applied for the Amazon credit card and got £10 off the order instantly.
1 Like #10
On the face of it looks good, but no information on specs or what exactly they're rebranding puts me off. Crucial and the like can get away with it, but who are these guys?

haggisheid
I have an am2+ board with an Athlon quad processor, It has windows 7 32 bit installed and 2 gb of 667mhz ram, Question is would i notice a difference in performance?

Would depend on what your running and if your currently maxing out what you have.

Also bare in mind as your on 32bit you will hit two limitations.

1. 32bit Win 7 like any 32bit OS can only deal with 4GB of memory. You will get a usable max of around 3.75GB (regardless of the lies it tells you).. Add in say a 512MB GPU, and you'll be more like 3.25GB. Then you gotta ask yourself if gaining 1GB of RAM is worth £35?

2. Most 32bit programs won't address more than 2GB. So if your looking for a big gain in a specific game or piece of software, your only realistically talking about freeing up whatever windows is using to run things in the background.

Use Task Manager > Performance tab, to see if your using all your current 2GB and what Windows is idling with.

Side note. Win 7 license allows you to use either x86 or x64 last I knew so something to consider if you do take the plunge. Microsoft, OEM or places I can't mention should all supply 64bit media if you need it.

HTH.



Edited By: mehmeh on Jun 23, 2011 10:57
#11
Thanks OP

I've been looking for more DDR2 memory and this is the cheapest I found. I'll have to mix it with a 800Mhz set, and I hope it'll be OK
#12
mehmeh
On the face of it looks good, but no information on specs or what exactly they're rebranding puts me off. Crucial and the like can get away with it, but who are these guys?

With a review like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B003PJPVHA/ref=pr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
And at a price that is half of this: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=BL2KIT25664AA106A
Plus a lifetime warranty...
I just found it too difficult to care.
#13
mehmeh
On the face of it looks good, but no information on specs or what exactly they're rebranding puts me off. Crucial and the like can get away with it, but who are these guys?

haggisheid
I have an am2+ board with an Athlon quad processor, It has windows 7 32 bit installed and 2 gb of 667mhz ram, Question is would i notice a difference in performance?

Would depend on what your running and if your currently maxing out what you have.

Also bare in mind as your on 32bit you will hit two limitations.

1. 32bit Win 7 like any 32bit OS can only deal with 4GB of memory. You will get a usable max of around 3.75GB (regardless of the lies it tells you).. Add in say a 512MB GPU, and you'll be more like 3.25GB. Then you gotta ask yourself if gaining 1GB of RAM is worth £35?

2. Most 32bit programs won't address more than 2GB. So if your looking for a big gain in a specific game or piece of software, your only realistically talking about freeing up whatever windows is using to run things in the background.

Use Task Manager > Performance tab, to see if your using all your current 2GB and what Windows is idling with.

Side note. Win 7 license allows you to use either x86 or x64 last I knew so something to consider if you do take the plunge. Microsoft, OEM or places I can't mention should all supply 64bit media if you need it.

HTH.



Appreciate the advice, looks like i would need to upgrade to 64bit to get the gain.
As i have my legal license for windows 7 upgrade, 32 bit, If i borrowed a 64 bit disk, Would i be able to use the same licence?
#14
my-planet
mehmeh
On the face of it looks good, but no information on specs or what exactly they're rebranding puts me off. Crucial and the like can get away with it, but who are these guys?
With a review like this: [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fproduct-reviews%2FB003PJPVHA%2Fref%3Dpr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt%3Fie%3DUTF8%26showViewpoints%3D1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B003PJPVHA/ref=pr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1[/url]
And at a price that is half of this: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=BL2KIT25664AA106A
Plus a lifetime warranty...
I just found it too difficult to care.

That was my attitude too! I ordered some yesterday, if it turns out to be a lemon I'm sure Amazon will offer a refund.
#15
my-planet

With a review like this: [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fproduct-reviews%2FB003PJPVHA%2Fref%3Dpr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt%3Fie%3DUTF8%26showViewpoints%3D1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B003PJPVHA/ref=pr_all_summary_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1[/url]
And at a price that is half of this: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=BL2KIT25664AA106A
Plus a lifetime warranty...
I just found it too difficult to care.

I can't argue with you that on the face of it is very good (and have voted hot), but one four month old review (will you get the same batch?) and not even knowing what is underneath their sticker, would be enough to send me to Cruicial. I already have 4GB tho and refuse to spend a fortune on this old thing now. Was just attracted as cheap upgrade to 1066 would give me some nice extra OC headroom, but too many unknowns for moi.

haggisheid

Appreciate the advice, looks like i would need to upgrade to 64bit to get the gain.
As i have my legal license for windows 7 upgrade, 32 bit, If i borrowed a 64 bit disk, Would i be able to use the same licence?

Welcome.
Afiak yep if you can sort the media, then your good to go and all legal using your current license. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions
#16
mehmeh
I can't argue with you that on the face of it is very good (and have voted hot), but one four month old review (will you get the same batch?) and not even knowing what is underneath their sticker...[/url]

I'll report back here when I get mine. Some more info here: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1529103
#17
Took the plunge, Soon ddr2 will get more expensive as ddr3 becomes the standard.
#18
Am already running 4GB of 6400. Is it worth me getting 8GB of this? Mostly a gamer.
#19
Nothing special about brand or price, seen better brands like Kingston and Corsair at similar prices for last 6 months.

Edited By: Highway72 on Jun 23, 2011 13:39
#20
Highway72
Nothing special about brand or price, seen better brands like Kingston and Corsair at similar prices for last 6 months.

Where?
#21
haggisheid
Highway72
Nothing special about brand or price, seen better brands like Kingston and Corsair at similar prices for last 6 months.
Where?

Yes, do tell.....

And post!

Edited By: merchant_ac on Jun 23, 2011 14:00
#22
just ordered!
#23
Highway72
Nothing special about brand or price, seen better brands like Kingston and Corsair at similar prices for last 6 months.

He's probably confused with DDR3 RAM
#24
Ordered this yesterday, and now I've seen it on here. :p Voting hot. :)
#25
Would those people who have voted this cold care to explain their reason(s)?
#26
Arrived yesterday, worked fine, now need to update to 64bit to get full 4gb.
Excellent price for an upgrade.
#27
Got mine. Timings written on sticker were: 5-7-7-24, but SPD/auto shows something else. 7-6-6-25 or something like that. Works fine. Am happy. Have been overclocking the CPU a little. No probs.
#28
This is back at £35 again and have just ordered some for myself.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Komputerbay-DDR2-8500-1066Mhz-DIMM/dp/B003PJPVHA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
#29
trickyb1967
This is back at £35 again and have just ordered some for myself.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Komputerbay-DDR2-8500-1066Mhz-DIMM/dp/B003PJPVHA/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


Thanks for the update. It has been a good purchase, I've had no problems with it.
#30
Mine arrived won't boot into windows, timings 5-7-7-25 @ 1.8V.

I can get into BIOS but just won't boot into windows, hangs on the Windows loading screen.

Any ideas? Running on my old RAM which I had taken out.
#31
trickyb1967
Mine arrived won't boot into windows, timings 5-7-7-25 @ 1.8V.

I can get into BIOS but just won't boot into windows, hangs on the Windows loading screen.

Any ideas? Running on my old RAM which I had taken out.



This is what I would do in the same situation, I am also keen on buying this memory so please report back?

Restart your computer.
Start pressing F8 on your keyboard.
This will open advanced boot options screen.
Click Esc on your keyboard while you’re in the advanced boot options screen.
You’ll be taken to the Windows Boot Manager screen.
Press Tab on your keyboard to move to the Tools section of the boot manager screen and then press enter to start the Memory Diagnostics.


Once in the Memory Diagnostics you can run a scan of your ram, if it reports issues well thats something to go on otherwise hmm maybe some more voltage? Can you confirm the speed the bios has decided to run the RAM at?
#32
relax1
trickyb1967
Mine arrived won't boot into windows, timings 5-7-7-25 @ 1.8V.

I can get into BIOS but just won't boot into windows, hangs on the Windows loading screen.

Any ideas? Running on my old RAM which I had taken out.



This is what I would do in the same situation, I am also keen on buying this memory so please report back?

Restart your computer.
Start pressing F8 on your keyboard.
This will open advanced boot options screen.
Click Esc on your keyboard while you’re in the advanced boot options screen.
You’ll be taken to the Windows Boot Manager screen.
Press Tab on your keyboard to move to the Tools section of the boot manager screen and then press enter to start the Memory Diagnostics.


Once in the Memory Diagnostics you can run a scan of your ram, if it reports issues well thats something to go on otherwise hmm maybe some more voltage? Can you confirm the speed the bios has decided to run the RAM at?



I didn't think that anyone was coming back to me on this so completed the return process with Amazon.

I thought that memory automatically had its settings built in, I did increase the voltage by 0.1 (after having problems), but, didn't dare going any higher than this.

Its gone back now so can't check - I'm looking for some more RAM now
#33
Thats a shame :(

Where amazon ok with the return process? For me that would be a huge thing to make me give it a try myself.

Are you looking for PC2-8500? I cannot find ANYTHING in the same price range as this, even second hand.
#34
Its been posted using the Royal Mail label that Amazon give out (print out).

Awaiting their verdict, at the mo.

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