Used 4gb DDR3 1866MHz ram £18 instore @ CEX
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Used 4gb DDR3 1866MHz ram £18 instore @ CEX

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Found 22nd Feb
Pretty good deal if you want some ram. In the Sheffield store there was some Corsair vengeance for a cheap price compared to online. Online and in store prices may vary but most of the ram are cheap and you can find some good brands. Be kind first post!
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RAM of unknown providence and reliability, for one lucky buyer in Sheffield. Cold as ice, mate.
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Probably broken like most of them that come from there
RAM of unknown providence and reliability, for one lucky buyer in Sheffield. Cold as ice, mate.
You never really know which brand and model youre getting if you're ordering online , but nice find anyways
How much difference will extra ram make to my 7 year old, 4gb, AMD Athlon II x3?? I know the motherboard will go up to 8gb Dual Channel DDR3 1333 Ram.
robertfrancis19755 m ago

How much difference will extra ram make to my 7 year old, 4gb, AMD Athlon …How much difference will extra ram make to my 7 year old, 4gb, AMD Athlon II x3?? I know the motherboard will go up to 8gb Dual Channel DDR3 1333 Ram.


You'll get whopping £18 of extra performance
robertfrancis197524 m ago

How much difference will extra ram make to my 7 year old, 4gb, AMD Athlon …How much difference will extra ram make to my 7 year old, 4gb, AMD Athlon II x3?? I know the motherboard will go up to 8gb Dual Channel DDR3 1333 Ram.


that's an OK 7YO rig scoring 2629 on CPU benchmark


yes - get the extra 4GB for that price and make sure you run/ upgrade to Windows 10 (for free), should see an immediate nice improvement in speed of response


don't worry about this nonsense about it not working because if the RAM is deficient you get your money back
Yes. I took advantage of the free upgrade. Im running Windows 10 64 bit.
I was tempted by some Ram on Ebay. 2 x 4gb for £28 i think.

ebay.co.uk/itm…_wg
Edited by: "robertfrancis1975" 22nd Feb
deleted79906222nd Feb

Chances are though they might get a bit slippery when it comes to returns …Chances are though they might get a bit slippery when it comes to returns , I’ve had it with loads of items from cex , where the staff try to deflect it and imply the damage was your fault , or the other one I’ve had is they suggest that people purchase items only to bring back a faulty one they already own for the swap. I had a fire stick from cex that was faulty , they only offered me a exchange or store credit initially upon return , the only reason I got my cash back was because they sold it to me as new all sealed , I got in touch with amazon who confirmed to me how many previous owners it had , showed them the emails explaining this from amazon , and played cex at their own game , I received this from you sealed , but the hdmi pins inside the connection were bent and faulty upon arrival , with confirmation from amazon regarding previous users this indicates to me that you have re-sealed it. So either your testers aren’t testing items properly , or it was deliberately passed off to me. The assistant got the manager showed the emails and explained the situation , got my cash back immediately with no apology nothing , whilst he looked pretty annoyed. Sorry the long story but despite their policies , I just feel I should give people the heads up.


it just means play it carefully, eg take photos of the RAM as it is when you bought it in CEX store - CEX won't have a leg to stand on

Pay with a credit card as you could theoretically use chargeback to get your money back no matter what

Ebay might be safer as basically the buyer is always right if there's a genuine fault in the RAM - and as you have both a PayPal & Ebay guarantee you'll get a refund
Your experience at CEX when it comes to selling or returning items depends entirely on which store you go to, my local is brilliant and has always gave me my money back without question from faulty hard drives to phones that randomly died for no apparent reason, where as another store I went to tried to class the pristine condition and unlocked phone I was selling to them as a B grade that was locked to EE...

Just go to another store if you have any problems, you'll find that it can be a very different atmosphere when it comes to how the staff handle things.
Can pick up better memory (DDR4) for a little more price or some budget ram of the same type. Plus you would be a mug to trust a ram chip on a shelf in cex
What's the different from buying instore to buying online?

Is online separate from the stores?
thisismyalias4 h, 57 m ago

Can pick up better memory (DDR4) for a little more price or some budget …Can pick up better memory (DDR4) for a little more price or some budget ram of the same type. Plus you would be a mug to trust a ram chip on a shelf in cex


DDR4 won't fit into his rig, dude
People struggle to extricate themselves from fantasy a lot of the time on here.

If you're looking for DDR3 memory, why suggest people get DDR4? It won't fit the dimm slots and it'll either be a purchase people will have to send back or have wasted a journey to the shops for.

Also I think people assume that cex is only populated by criminals and lunatics that drive over their equipment with monster trucks before handing it in at the store. I've renovated a few friends' systems now and bought half a dozen ram sticks from cex and not one of them has been problematic. There's always nonsensical drama about how busted used ram is going to be if you buy from there - like it'll catch fire the minute you put it into the motherboard.

If you've got an older system which needs a bit of a boost and you're on a budget there's absolutely nothing wrong with picking one of these up. You just have to take a pragmatic approach - install the stick, perform a diagnostic check and verify it's working properly. If not, just take it back. It's quite simple.

Personally I would get an 8gb stick from there - the 1600mhz variants are about £24. The performance difference on an older system will be so small as to be imperceptible.

It might not be a deal for everyone but just because it's cex doesn't render all deals from there awful.
Want to join in on the CEX talk...

Didn't have good experience with them either when it came to returns. About 50% of the RAM I bought from them ended up having to be returned. 4/5 of them being DDR4.

First they sent me server memory, paid via PayPal, took it back and refunded me right away. Another time they sent me faulty memory that was unhealthy and caused BSoD, paid via PayPal, they took it back and refunded me right away. No questions or testing just like the last time. However when I paid for 8GB DDR4 2133MHz in cash, it ended up being completely faulty to the point the computer wouldn't even boot. Took it to them and guess what? They need to test it this time. Came back 15mins later and they concluded that, and I quote, 'It doesn't have any burns so it must be an issue on your end.' I got a bit aggressive instinctively as to why they didn't just have a testing computer to actually do a 'TEST' and they would avoid the question. Initially offered me their cash trade in value, so half of what I originally paid but after bugging them they finally decided to refund me, but ONLY in the form of a CEX voucher.

Lesson? Pay via PayPal and intimidate them with the buyer protection.
deleted79906223rd Feb

I’ve given up on any kind of peripheral or hardware from cex , il only buy …I’ve given up on any kind of peripheral or hardware from cex , il only buy games from them now and that’s in store because I can check the disks at the counter before leaving the store. EDIT I just don’t have the patience for their incompetence anymore If it seems too good to be true , it probably is , especially with cex


deleted79906223rd Feb

I’ve tried 4 and had issues at every one , Romford , Stratford, Lowestoft a …I’ve tried 4 and had issues at every one , Romford , Stratford, Lowestoft and Norwich , the staff always look so miserable and unenthusiastic as well. Also why the hell is all this pc hardware not secured in anti static bags ?



I think Its a mixture of 0 hour contracts and poor staff turnover that result in such poor service that makes em not give a hell, in my local store every 1-3 weeks there will be almost a new crew of staff all the time, there are a few older workers who are nice enough (maybe they have accepted their fates? ) but for the general worker being on 0-8 hours a week on minimum wage having to serve almost non-stop, I can understand why their so dead eyed.

Atleast they can wear their own clothes...which most of the time looks scruffy...

Also I agree with your stance on purchases, I bought a wii and 4 controllers and 4 nunchucks, the console and 2 controllers were the only thing that worked, since then I only buy games and dvds to build the collection.
Just had bad experience with CEX. Bought 2 modules of RAM(good price) but one was bad. Went back to the store and they told me that I can only get a voucher to buy something else or to get another module, which they didn't have. But if I get another module I can't return it anymore. They told me I could purchase online but delivery would cost me the price of RAM itself.
I'm absolutely sure they didn't test the RAM. They are selling 10600/12600 for desktop PC according their labels, but most of the DIMMs were R or E (registered, buffered, server or workstation compatible only).
They agreed to test it in the shop and told me to come back in 10 minutes. I stayed in shop and just watched what's going on. Their tester was some reaaaaly slow guy. He "tested" some graphics card for over 20 minutes - test was: 5 minutes unscrewing and old VC, 5 minutes trying to put the new one(flashing with phone as it's quite dark), another 5 screwing the new one, 2 minutes to boot the system and to see it's working??? and another 5 to unscrew it. They don't test anything.
So I was watching at my bad memory laying around, tester was preparing to "test" another VC and I told the guy who ask me to come in 10 what's with my memory. He asked the fast guy and he replayed something, took the memory, look at it and return it back over the note they give with it and wrote PASS, working.
The seller called me(I'm watching all) and told me the memory is working. I told him that I was there all the time and tester didn't put it into the machine and he just wrote PASS. Then they told me - if it's here they tested it (somewhere), and in their shop they don't have proper PC to test it.
TL;DR CEX sold me bad memory that I could return only for a voucher and if I get another memory(that also could be bad), I can't return it the second time.
luvsadealdealdeal23rd Feb

DDR4 won't fit into his rig, dude


My comment wasn’t directed at anyone in particular, I was just saying there is better ram available for not much more in cost from budget component producers. DDR3 is very outdated so anyone buying this with a DDR4 rig would be stupid.

Also £18 for an old manky chip is not a good deal. £22.99 for a 4GB DDR4 is.
Adam_Ahmed23rd Feb

Want to join in on the CEX talk...Didn't have good experience with them …Want to join in on the CEX talk...Didn't have good experience with them either when it came to returns. About 50% of the RAM I bought from them ended up having to be returned. 4/5 of them being DDR4. First they sent me server memory, paid via PayPal, took it back and refunded me right away. Another time they sent me faulty memory that was unhealthy and caused BSoD, paid via PayPal, they took it back and refunded me right away. No questions or testing just like the last time. However when I paid for 8GB DDR4 2133MHz in cash, it ended up being completely faulty to the point the computer wouldn't even boot. Took it to them and guess what? They need to test it this time. Came back 15mins later and they concluded that, and I quote, 'It doesn't have any burns so it must be an issue on your end.' I got a bit aggressive instinctively as to why they didn't just have a testing computer to actually do a 'TEST' and they would avoid the question. Initially offered me their cash trade in value, so half of what I originally paid but after bugging them they finally decided to refund me, but ONLY in the form of a CEX voucher. Lesson? Pay via PayPal and intimidate them with the buyer protection.


Pro tip: if something doesn’t work, and they can’t test it, they are obligated to refund or replace in full with a working item. It’s part of UK trading law.
blahster24th Feb

Just had bad experience with CEX. Bought 2 modules of RAM(good price) but …Just had bad experience with CEX. Bought 2 modules of RAM(good price) but one was bad. Went back to the store and they told me that I can only get a voucher to buy something else or to get another module, which they didn't have. But if I get another module I can't return it anymore. They told me I could purchase online but delivery would cost me the price of RAM itself.I'm absolutely sure they didn't test the RAM. They are selling 10600/12600 for desktop PC according their labels, but most of the DIMMs were R or E (registered, buffered, server or workstation compatible only).They agreed to test it in the shop and told me to come back in 10 minutes. I stayed in shop and just watched what's going on. Their tester was some reaaaaly slow guy. He "tested" some graphics card for over 20 minutes - test was: 5 minutes unscrewing and old VC, 5 minutes trying to put the new one(flashing with phone as it's quite dark), another 5 screwing the new one, 2 minutes to boot the system and to see it's working??? and another 5 to unscrew it. They don't test anything.So I was watching at my bad memory laying around, tester was preparing to "test" another VC and I told the guy who ask me to come in 10 what's with my memory. He asked the fast guy and he replayed something, took the memory, look at it and return it back over the note they give with it and wrote PASS, working.The seller called me(I'm watching all) and told me the memory is working. I told him that I was there all the time and tester didn't put it into the machine and he just wrote PASS. Then they told me - if it's here they tested it (somewhere), and in their shop they don't have proper PC to test it.TL;DR CEX sold me bad memory that I could return only for a voucher and if I get another memory(that also could be bad), I can't return it the second time.


See my reply above
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