Is TeamGroup any good?
By - ever_11
You bought a product, not a brand.
Without knowing which products you bought its impossible to say if its good or not.
Just like every company out there, they make both good and bad products.
And team don't supply a 2 year warranty with their SSD's or RAM. Their RAM has a lifetime warranty and their SSD's come with 3, 5 or 12 years depending on the model
They're pretty basic parts.
The RAM is fine, but those elite sticks can be pretty high latency.
And the SSD is just your average cheap dramless SSD. I'd personally pay more for an SSD with a dram cache
noob here, what do you mean by "dram cache", or what is it?
This is a good video which explains it: https://youtu.be/ybIXsrLCgdM
Its ram on your SSD, quick reads and writes so you don't have to wait for the slower NAND part to store the data.
Lite 3d ssd is a good model.
Gx1/gx2 are budget but decent options, just dont fill them up more than 85% or so or you ll have much lower performance.
Your guess is as good as mine regarding ram. Just up voltage/up latencies if speed is too low/you crash. Also for the love of good use two sticks, if you bought one get another one ASAP
My SSD is a ex2
The ssd is better than gx2 although it keeps being dramless so the point about not filling it up still stands.
Ram has really bad latency but remember that modern cpus care much more about ram speed than latency. Again i dont know what rated speed yours is but if you just got one stick please get another one or get a different kit altogether. Cpu performance loss in games from having one stick is up to 20% and even more in apus like a 3200g/3400g.
it was an upgrade. I had already 8gb ram, now 16.
My cpu is an i3-9100f. I plan on letting it age a bit more and then, eventually buy a new one
Could you please explain ram latency to me please? Im trynna learn as much as possible about hardware.
Ram latency(also called timings) is how long acessing data takes. Faster speeds also run higher latencies to keep stable but your new kit has really poor performance for the speed. At 3200 mhz a good kit will have 16-16-16-39 timings, yours does at 2400.
BUT.... your cpu doesnt really care about ram speed or latency much actually so dont worry much about performance and just enjoy your new ram. Ram will run at the lowest speed of the two kits btw and if you crash just up voltage/lower speed of one or the other.
They have the same frequency, both of my ram drives
And they're actually 2666
What i meant is that at 2400 they have as high a latency as a good kit at 3000 mhz.
You can check the speed once in windows with a tool such as cpu z or task manager in a pinch.
In any case as i said, ram barely affects performance on your cpu.
apparently they are both 2666 but task managers shows at 2400 speed? I read on reddit that I can only get it to 2666 by OCing? Is that right?
Well technically any speed over base is an overclock but its expected that you enable Xmp on bios which automatically loads the rated speeds/latencies.
Up the voltage/slightly lower speed to 2600 or so if you end up crashing.
I cant find XPS anywhere, my bios gui looks like its from an 15 year old motherboard
ive ran a teamgroup 192gb ram kit (12x16gb) ram kit in a workstation for 2 years or so and so far no issue and i would happily buy them again, my only issue so far is todo with the height of the ram i bought but in hindsight i should of checked it first, other than that ive loved my experience with teamgroup.
nice, good to hear
I have team group ram, it gets the job done but Im planning on replacing it for something with better speeds
i would consider the ram decent, it might not be the best pick for some fance showcase build but if you want some working one wich dosnt cost you a ton for some extra headspreader and rgb you should be fine there.
had there ram in the old days first ddr and ddr2 and never had a problem.
cant say much about ther ssds
I don't a give an F about RGBs too, so...
Assuming you meant "both* team group"? They're a good brand in my opinion. They have pretty decent value hardware. I've had a couple of their components in multiple rigs for a while and never had any issues before.
nice, good to know