11-07-2018 02:58 PM
In case my previous reply doesn't show up because the topic was "solved". I too purchaed Crucial memory sticks on eBay and was guaranteed they were authentic, but the labels I have are almost identical to @turbonik. Again, label looks authentic, but chips appear to be SEC/Samsung, but I can't find information on the chip number anywhere. Are these any more legit, or another counterfeit?
Thank-you for your help!
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11-08-2018 12:51 PM
@krambjas your intuition is correct. This memory has Samsung components which is not what the label says the part should have. This isn't to say you'll never see Samsung components on Crucial memory, it's sort of silly but memory manufactures often will buy memory from one another to use in their own parts, we will even occasionally do that.
Due to some slight other quarks in the label it looks like the label was printed, then placed on a non-Micron/Crucial board and parts.
I would certainly return this to eBay and notify the seller.
Always be aware when buying memory from eBay, there are plenty of shady parts available with misleading labels. Go through Crucial.com/Amazon/Newegg, or other good reputable resellers if you want to be confident with your purchase
11-08-2018 02:09 PM
It's really hard to tell even for us sometimes. I often have to send the pictures to engineering because I am frequently 90% sure something is a fake, but there is enough uncertainty to warrant me checking with them.
11-27-2018 05:07 PM - edited 11-27-2018 09:39 PM
Hi can you please tell me if these PC2-6400 chips are genuine Crucial memory? I just bought them from eBay and cpu-z identifies them both as manufactured by Hyundai. Thanks in advance!
11-28-2018 10:33 PM
not to hijack, but i have a similar query,
i picked up a pair of 8GB sticks expeting them to be CT 102464BF150B https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253897179713?_sp=p2488211.m41214.l9765&_trkparms=itemid%3A253897179713
i was sent sticks with a sticker saying ct8g3s160bmceu instead
however, the actual part number in SPD is ct51264bf160b instead
The ram will not post, even tried on a system that crucial claims to be compatible with the ct51264bf160b (Sattelite P850/04P.)