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I need help finding the best price for some laptop memory.

submitted on January 18, 2010 by Solstice in "Member's Lounge"
Here is what I'm looking for...

I'm looking for two 1GB modules (2GB total) with the following specifications.

1. DDR2-533
2. PC2-4200
3. 200 Pin

They don't even have to be the same brand for each one, as my laptop does not support dual-channel memory anyway. However, I've always preferred having a matched set if possible.

Please though, no off-brand no-name crud. I'm looking for reliable name brand memory.
(Examples: Crucial, Kingston, PNY, etc.)
     

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  • 49679
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on January 19, 2010
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    Hope this info is useful, the best price is about $50. And frankly, the off-brand crud wasn't any cheaper.

    Crucial - http://www.cdw.com/shop/produc.....12864AC53E
    Crucial memory - 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB ) - SO DIMM 200-pin - DDR2 - 533 MHz / PC2-4200 - CL4 - 1.8 V - unbuffered - non-ECC
    Mfg. Part: CT2KIT12864AC53E | CDW Part: 894044
    In Stock, $42 + Shipping (est. $8)

    Kingston - http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820134804
    Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model KVR533D2K2SO/2GR - Retail
    In stock, $49.99 + Free Shipping

    PNY - http://www.amazon.com/PNY-OPTI.....B000DZG66O
    PNY OPTIMA 1GB DDR2 533 MHz PC2-4200 Notebook / Laptop SODIMM Memory Module MN1024SD2-533
    In stock, $27.98 each ($55.96 pair, not matched) + Free Shipping

    Single chip comparison - Kingston vs PNY vs Corsair
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....No=1428330
    In stock, single unmatched chips $27.99-$28.99 + $8 shipping
    Lifetime warranty
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on January 19, 2010
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      I've purchased from Memory Ten in the past, and found them to be reliable. http://www.memoryx.net/xtg1024.html
      However, they don't specify the exact brand (see list below), and the price + shipping is a little higher than the others listed above.
      Item #: AGC AGCACCBZOAYL
      Price: $24.98 each + $6 Shipping
      1GB PC2-4200 DDR2-533 SODIMM Notebook Memory
      * KVR533D2S4/1G, CT12864AC53E
      * These modules may be manufactured by Infineon, Micron, TwinMOS, Adata, Kingston, Transcend, or Swissbit depending on availability. This item is in stock.
      * 1GB 200-pin PC2-4200 16-chip 128x8 DDR2-533 SODIMM.
      * The AGC carries a MemoryTen lifetime exchange or repair warranty against manufacturing defects. It may also be returned in original condition within 14 days of delivery for full credit minus shipping. We also supply unlimited lifetime tech support for this item.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on January 19, 2010
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      Yeah, so far the best price I could find was $50 as well, which is why I asked for some help if possible from the kindhearted.

      If nothing else I'll end up getting that dual Kingston pack, but I'm still hoping to find something cheaper, so I'll hold out for a bit to see if anyone, including, myself, can find a better price.

      Thanks for all the help you've provided thus far Houtex, and for any you might give in the future.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on January 19, 2010
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      What we really need here is a coupon code from one of these, and I'm betting Newegg might eventually provide the deal. Smile So it's handy that you like the Kingston pair. I doubt CDW will ever offer any coupon, I have had to use academic discount to save anything with them. The one possible surprise deal could come from Fry's; before I joined Buxr it seemed like they offered a different RAM deal every week, but not so much lately.
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on January 19, 2010
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    I've had good luck with Crucial. Their customer service is good (i.e. They didn't fuss at all when I needed them to replace their memory module that crapped out on my Dell laptop -they even took care of the shipping with fast turn around as well).
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on January 19, 2010
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      Yes, I agree and looked there first. But, unfortunately, they didn't have this particular chip listed.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on January 19, 2010
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      Good to know about the customer service. I'll keep that in mind before making a final selection in the next few days to come. Might even go Crucial over Kingston based on that, but of all the Kingston memory products I've had thus far, I've never had a single one fail on me.

      Its even better if you never have to call customer service, but I'm open to trying something new if it saves a little money. I have to remember though... Cheap, Fast, Good... Pick Two!
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on January 27, 2010
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      Just to add about my previous note on the Crucial memory, I just found out that it was not the memory module at all, but my old crappy Dell Inspiron 600m laptop that I sold to someone at work 2 months ago. The same problem happened and after much research found that it was a power switch problem and not the memory itself.
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on January 27, 2010
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    Ugh! I had the wrong specs initially. Assuming anyone might lend a searching hand again.

    Here is what I'm actually looking for... (Thankfully I had not purchased any yet.)

    I'm looking for two 1GB modules (2GB total) with the following specifications.

    1. DDR2 667 (MHz)
    2. PC2-5300
    3. 200 Pin
    (Laptop)

    They don't even have to be the same brand for each one, as my laptop does not support dual-channel memory anyway. So I'm all about getting separate modules with sweet prices after rebate. However, I've always preferred having a matched set if possible and for a decent price.

    Please though, no off-brand no-name crud. I'm looking for reliable name brand memory.
    (Examples: Crucial, Kingston, PNY, Corsair, etc.)

    The best offer I've found so far was this one at NewEgg, for a Kingston matched set priced at $45 total.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....-_-Product
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on January 27, 2010
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      I couldn't do better than that, but did find Crucial for a decent price at B & H (not a matched pair) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/.....y_for.html .
      Crucial Technology 1GB SO-DIMM Memory for Notebook
      PC2-5300Non-ECCDDR2
      B&H # CRCT12864AC6, Mfr # CT12864AC667,
      $24.95 each GB, free shipping. ($2.04 cheaper than direct from Crucial)
  • 50628
    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on January 27, 2010
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    Yippie! I just found a 1GB module for $10 After rebate.
    I'll get my father in law to buy the other one for me. Big Grin

    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/.....t=celebros
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on January 27, 2010
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      Good for you! Terrific deal. We've purchased both Corsair RAM and flash drives several times and recommend their products highly.
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    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on January 27, 2010
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      There are Cosair memory modules in each my desktops, and they have yet to fail me.
      The memory in one is at least 3+ years old, and the other is 1+ years old.

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