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This is where you can ask questions and get and give help about hardware related issues. This Forum will be moderated by Taw with help from some other experts. So feel free to ask any questions you may have about computers.
the reason that "cheap" RAM is cheap is because it's usually returned stock that gets dumped in a zinc bath to float the chips off which then get resoldered back onto pcbs and are then sold as "new" (but budget) - it's effectively a form of commercial recycling. But that's the reason cheap RAM is usually rubbish. Been going on for years, I first came across this scam in the mid '90s when component prices started falling.