Go Back   Computer Forums > Product Reviews
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-09-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Buffalo FireStix

This is something I never did plan on owning, but have wanted to for some time.

When my Dominator's died this was readily available.

This RAM is not picky. It is DDR2-800 (PC2-6400), with timings of 5-5-5-15 @ 2.1V. Unlike most RAM of its kind, this does work in the mid-range Intel boards that require 1.8V, and still runs at 800MHz.

At work, this is my fall-back RAM. Basically, what I mean by that is if other RAM does not work, I can pop this in and not worry. For example the Striker Extreme, any and all RAM we tried would error out, and give literally thousands of Memtest errors. Put the ram in other boards and got no problems. Tried all kinds of high-end ram from GSkill, OCZ, Corsair, what ever, and nothing worked until these.

I have owned this RAM for 2 Days now, and despite the slower timings compared to the Dominator RAM it replaced, my system performance has jumped.

Bottom line. If you want RAM you can depend on, and you know will work with your motherboard check this out.

Reliability 5/5
Compatibility 5/5
Cost 4.75/5 (could be a bit cheaper)
__________________

__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2007, 01:50 AM   #2
Baseband Member
 
nayr1991's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 49
Send a message via MSN to nayr1991
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

Hey i'm looking at buying those. what did you pay for them? and what currency so i can convert to my currency (NZ). thanks
__________________

__________________
Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9, AMD athlon 64 3000+ 2.0ghz,
Raedon x700 256mb 400mhz, 1024mb (2x 512mb) ddr400,120gb seagate IDE + 250 WD IDE, 400w.
--planned: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=56843--
[[-90% of teens today would die if Myspace had a system failure and was completely destroyed. If you are one of the 10% that would be laughing, copy and paste this to your signature.-]]
nayr1991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2007, 03:36 AM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 44
Send a message via AIM to lawlonslawt
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

I'll check'em out. =]
lawlonslawt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2007, 03:59 AM   #4
Baseband Member
 
nayr1991's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 49
Send a message via MSN to nayr1991
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawlonslawt View Post
I'll check'em out. =]
Sweet, thanks
__________________
Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9, AMD athlon 64 3000+ 2.0ghz,
Raedon x700 256mb 400mhz, 1024mb (2x 512mb) ddr400,120gb seagate IDE + 250 WD IDE, 400w.
--planned: http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=56843--
[[-90% of teens today would die if Myspace had a system failure and was completely destroyed. If you are one of the 10% that would be laughing, copy and paste this to your signature.-]]
nayr1991 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2007, 12:48 PM   #5
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

I got them for $101.26 before tax in US. Worth every penny.
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:05 PM   #6
Fully Optimized
 
ownage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,404
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

celegrom, you won't imagine how much those sticks were a couple months back. They cost an arm and a leg and lets just leave it at that....($250+ for 2GB)
ownage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:39 PM   #7
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

Quote:
Originally Posted by ownage View Post
celegrom, you won't imagine how much those sticks were a couple months back. They cost an arm and a leg and lets just leave it at that....($250+ for 2GB)
At my work, they still cost that to normal customers. Big discount eh

They are still running $160 on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820150054
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:42 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
hascet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,218
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

Do you work in a computer shop chain, or is it just a small local shop?
__________________
www.crazycomputers.org
hascet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:48 PM   #9
Fully Optimized
 
ownage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,404
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

Quote:
Originally Posted by celegorm View Post
At my work, they still cost that to normal customers. Big discount eh

They are still running $160 on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820150054
I meant like 250 on newegg. haha. Insane...
ownage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2007, 11:50 PM   #10
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Buffalo FireStix

It's a small local shop. It has somewhere around stores in Wisconsin only.

I'm actually suprised I got it that much cheaper than newegg.... Normally I get it for the same price if not just a buck or two more than newegg.
__________________

__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0