doogie wrote on 2022-04-29, 15:41:
Meatball wrote on 2022-04-28, 23:53:
...recently bought... also for projects...All are 256MB. All but two are some kind of Corsair Platinum/Ultra/XMS, whatever 'go- […]
...recently bought... also for projects...All are 256MB. All but two are some kind of Corsair Platinum/Ultra/XMS, whatever 'go-faster' branded.
3 sticks@400MHz (1 is Kingston HyperX)
4 sticks@375MHz (1 is Kingston HyperX)
Wow, congrats!! What is the trick to getting DDR >400MHz? I have been hunting for 466/500 sticks for many months.
There's no secret you probably aren't aware of already.
I have found searching for RAM to be a very 'trying' experience when looking for more specific features. A large number of sellers which have all but the vaguest of descriptions and titles - then there's an even larger number of sellers which blanket their listings with every non-related title/description under the sun, so you get a ridiculous amount of garbage to sift through. However, if searching with precise keywords, the results return sellers knowing what they have and often price them out of orbit (unsurprisingly) due to lack of competition and inventory on the market. Otherwise, as with most other things, modules priced to sell are gone "like that" (I presume).
The standard methods:
- Luck - right place, right time.
- Vague description.
- Seller doesn't know (or care) what they have.
- eBay makes a "magical" recommendation.
- All of the above while rummaging through unwanted listings - similar to the experience of searching through someone else's attic.
It was to my 'fortune' all of the above aligned together and I stumbled upon this decently sized lot with a vague description by eBay recommendation - only mentioning they were DDR 256MB modules. $99.00 + tax. Shipping was free. Everything else I have seen is $100-300 for just a pair! Granted, most listings are for 512MB and greater modules.
Putting aside the occasional 'fantastic deal,' it's ironic I can rationalize 3dfx card purchases with... "Oh... these are priced just like, or somewhat below, or 50% below if I had bought them when they first came out, so it's OK to buy... it's a good deal!" But I don't use this 'logic' for RAM and other things, with which I don't have the same desire to own.
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