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Pros: Newegg handled exchange/refund easily and quickly.
Cons: Defective! Twice!
I've bought a variety of Crucial RAM during the past 20 years, with excellent results. But not this time, and I don't know if the problem was completely Crucial's. Did Newegg contribute?
Bought the first stick for a new Gigabyte Brix PC. System locked within 30 seconds. Luckily I had an identical PC that had been operating perfectly for 4 months. Swapped the new RAM into the known good PC, and it also locked within 30 seconds. Aha! Swapped a known good RAM (also Crucial, identical part number) into the new PC, and it was perfectly stable.
Clearly documented the problem and my troubleshooting, and asked Newegg for an exchange. No problem, except for the 10 day turnaround. New RAM arrived, plugged it in, and got IDENTICAL SYMPTOMS. Troubleshooting gave IDENTICAL RESULTS!
So did Crucial produce a bad batch, or did Newegg ship the bad RAM back to me? Whatever the problem, I hope it was just an honest mistake.
But the "fool me twice, shame on me" rule now applied, and I asked for a refund, which Newegg provided. Ordered the identical Crucial RAM from a competing vendor. It is working perfectly!
Pros: -worked great , fast shipping,
Cons: -lasted 2 months
Overall Review: Lasted for about 2 months , no issues, was watching netflix on laptop, computer crashed , could not boot up anymore, took this stick out , still could not boot, fresh install of windows, ran memmory diag , stock ram is fine, resinstalled this ram, memory diag failed, leaving for deployment in 2 weeks no time for RMA, bought another stick from another brand. i just got unlucky i suppose. 3 eggs casue im not a jerk lol.
Pros: Very fast easy to install
Cons: Only 8GB
Overall Review: Successfully updated many '4GB only' systems with this RAM
Pros: Totally worth it. 4 GB just isn't enough and 8 GB is more than enough.
I've bought Crucial and Mushkin since I can remember; always have. Why? I've never had a problem, some of my machines were overclocked for almost a decade, and I've not had a bad stick in all that time. I've had issues with OC systems and Corsair.
So needless to say, these two are my go-to brands.
Cons: It took some time to ship. It's RAM and fits into an envelop, but it doesn't really matter. I'm not building the machine for a while longer yet.
Pros: **It Works!
**Works just fine in the NanoPC Foxconn iBT-29
**Crucial reliability and dependabilty
Overall Review: Foxconn iBT-29 can use both 1.35V and 1.5V SODIMMs.
Pros: Has worked reliably since installation in the system
Overall Review: Added to a friend's brand new HP that shipped with a single 8GB SO-DIMM.
Pros: No glitches after replacing 2 gig Dell module, perfect compatibility
Overall Review: Same latency (11) as original memory. Increased original 6 to 12 gigs. Speeds up my photo editing on my Dell Inspiron 15R with a somewhat slow Core i5-4200U cpu. It works!
Pros: It's memory. It works. No issues whatsoever.
Overall Review: I bought this to expand the RAM in my Asus laptop. I matched the specs to the 8GB RAM that was already installed and this RAM was the result. Install was painless (also installed an SSD which wasn't so painless). Windows 8.1 recognized the new memory right away so now I have 16GB of RAM. My already fast laptop became blazing fast. Definitely worth the time and money I invested. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking to expand the RAM on their laptop.