Reply 20 of 27, by retardware
Where do you get this information about "known for using inferior chips bought on the black market for rejects from the original manufacturers"? You either made that up or quote some idiot 'on the internets'... I think that it's not a case of "unreliable RAM" as much as a case of "unreliable sources".
Most times inferior RAM gets undetected because users are accustomed to blame Windows for crashes.
But it is telltale that these companies who sell the rebranded non-premium dies from the manufacturers do not participate in the server RAM market, where ECC is standard and would instantly reveal the real quality of their RAMs.
Could it be you are also not aware that every RAM stick manufacturer (OCZ, Corsair, Kingston, Hynix, you-name-it) has multiple lineups, from cheap low-end, high-latency "value RAM" (which may also not be super-reliable) all the way to expensive "overclockers" RAM? No, that's impossible - I am sure you are aware of that.
There are only a number of chip manufacturers.
See this chart to see the actual manufacturers: https://www.statista.com/statistics/271726/gl … ors-since-2010/
All other "manufacturers" are actually only rebranders.
For example, of those you listed above, only Hynix is chip manufacturer. The others rebrand chips from the manufacturers.
The manufacturers test and categorize every and each one of the chips in deep detail.
Only the finest chips are branded with the manufacturer's logo.
The others go to rebranders.
For example, Kingston is one of the few reputable rebranders. They rebrand only stuff which is still of good quality.
Lesser quality costs less, and so you observe thousands of fantasy memory "brands" that appear and disappear.
Corsair and OCZ are just examples of rebranders who took too much risk in this kind of gamble game of remarketing inferior stuff as "quality stuff".