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Is buying used ram worth it?

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Hello! 

 

So I'm building a new pc and I'm looking at ddr4 ram, but my question is buying used ram worth it? 

I just want to save a buck

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If you can confirm that the ram works without issues, buying used ram is fine. 

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Absolutely. RAM has lifetime warranty and will be replaced if it's defective.

5 minutes ago, Subway said:

Buy new. 

No reason behind your suggestion?

2 minutes ago, Airdragonz said:

If you can confirm that the ram works without issues, buying used ram is fine. 

You don't even need to do that, tbh.

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Buying used is a great idea, it's pretty hard to break ram so you can always be sure it's good. Keep in mind the money you're saving is a warranty you're giving up, but the aforementioned durability makes it ok in my book. If it's DOA you have purchase protection via eBay.

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10 hours ago, dizmo said:

Absolutely. RAM has lifetime warranty and will be replaced if it's defective.

No reason behind your suggestion?

You don't even need to do that, tbh.

Some seller might sell you dead RAMs, and I don't like going through the return and refund process. 

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Yes buying used RAM is completely worth it. Especially if you're not interested in buying the newest thing. There are a lot of people that must have the best of the best and upgrade often. Those are the deals you want to find. You save money and they can buy new stuff. If you're not in a hurry, just keep checking around for the model RAM you want. When you find a good deal, scarf it up. Eventually if you end up not finding what you're looking for and you need it, just buy new.

 

I've bought a lot of used RAM... Only had one instance of one bad stick and the seller took care of it. RAM doesn't really wear out...not like some other components will. You can very easily test used memory with a completely free utility called memtest86 (https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm).

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Buy used. Nothing wrong with it. Like any other piece of hardware. 

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RAM might be the one piece of hardware I would worry least about.  Just use common sense and if you can find what you want/need on a site like eBay then that's even better.  

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3 hours ago, Subway said:

Some seller might sell you dead RAMs, and I don't like going through the return and refund process. 

If you're too lazy to do it, then that's on you.

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