TFTS 2: How to get stable RAM
In TFTS 1, I talked about my experience with bad RAM that kept screwing up my chi (Note to self: return those soon).
But as with the current state of consumer grade RAM, how to get something rock stable for home use ? Aside from the cost, most often you can’t even use server grade RAM with your oh-so-shiny gaming motherboard, as it’s tuned more for the looks than serious features (ECC comes to mind).
My solution, as with many other things, is excess. Just plain, old, overdoing. I can already see the rolling eyes of my friends, but hey, so far, the results speak for themselves. Step-by-step guide:
- Buy standard RAM that is sold with no heat spreaders. Naked, bare chips 1.
- Buy RAM heat sinks (best with a exposed grate, not just heat spreaders).
- Craft Item SuperDuperLickAlicious RAM by combining #1 and #2 form inventory.
- Install crafted item into computer.
Such custom-built RAM is usually more durable and less stressed to begin with. It’s best to get RAM from manufacturers that are also OEMs for computer manufacturers. I usually refer to Kingston, but YMMV.
- Oh, yeah, Baby ↩