Experience with Third-Party memory (Cisco)?

Tom Hill tom at ninjabadger.net
Thu May 8 23:45:51 UTC 2014


On 08/05/14 17:46, Shawn L wrote:
> Does anyone have experience using third-party "guaranteed compatible"
> memory.
>
> With Cisco's discount it looks like I can upgrade for $5k vs $700 with
> third party memory. I'm just wondering if others have used it, and how it's
> performed, or if it isn't worth the risk.

As far as I'm aware, there are up to four ISR 3825s still operating 
somewhere I've worked previously, with Crucial DIMMs in them. The stuff 
that came out looked pretty bog-standard OEM stuff, too.

I suppose it could depend on what type of memory it is, but when it's 
just regular DDR SDRAM, I don't see any cause for concern for the few 
tens of pounds it cost (versus £hundreds for Cisco's own) to find out.

Tom


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