Crucial DDR4 8GB RAM Review

Crucial DDR4 8GB RAM Review

Summary


A RAM stick review? Yes that is unfortunately going to be the case for now until some more companies decide to send me items to review. This could possibly be the best RAM stick available in terms of price to performance. This is so cleverly achieved as the RAM stick is bare; there are no fancy logos, just a green rectangle. This is perfect for those who want fast RAM, and lots of it, in a non-windowed case. If your side panel is not windowed, then there is no need to spend the extra £5-£15 just to get a nice design or LED’s on your RAM.

Performance

The Crucial 8GB DDR4 RAM runs at 2133MHZ. You can easily cheap out on RAM, but that will result in programs loading up a little slower once already in the background. 2133 MHz is the stock frequency for DDR4; so there are higher variants, however, at that point you are really just throwing your money away. The transfer speed is at around 8GB/s, so plenty of programs will be in the background, and your PC will still run smooth. Although, what I haven’t tested is the difference between DDR3 and DDR4 memory. However, despite that, if you want to get your hands on DDR4 memory which is an 8GB stick, then this is the cheapest you’re going to find it at the moment.

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Availability And Specs

Crucial have everybody covered, and have made their product available to everyone through Amazon. Currently it is priced at £43/$44 and can purchased here:

Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/2gF9P7S
Amazon (US): http://amzn.to/2gIxbHQ

The RAM sticks run at 2133MHz, and the weight and other details aren’t provided (it’s RAM)

Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Really good performance/price ratio
  • DDR4 Memory
  • Affordable

Cons

  • The Stick is quite ugly
  • No heat sink could mean RAM has a possibility to overheat

Final Verdict

These RAM stick sets by Crucial provide the best DDR4 price to performance ratio out of any manufacturer at the moment. The memory is nice and fast at 2133 MHz, and will multitask your computer like nobody’s business. However, the plain sticks themselves may be a bit outputting to enthusiasts who want everything to look nice and match with their build. Companies add heat sinks to RAM to dissipate heat, but not much heat is created off the RAM, otherwise it would have a fan, wouldn’t it? Aside from that, I have no other criticisms.

 

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3 thoughts on “Crucial DDR4 8GB RAM Review

  1. Don’t be mistaken and think RAM doesn’t generate great. At full chat running a game or other heavy usage app it could run hotter. The metal will help get rid of that. A fan would be silly… ☺

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    1. From the information that I have heard, it usually doesn’t get to the point where the heat is too much for the RAM. However, even though metal heatsinks help dissipate the heat, most people agree on the fact that it’s more for aesthetics than for getting rid of heat. Thanks for commenting!

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