Unveiling the Lifespan of Computer RAM: How Long Does It Really Last?

The service life of RAM is influenced by usage, load, quality of components, reputation of the manufacturer, temperature management, overvoltage protection, and manufacturer specifications. The number of read and write cycles that modern RAM modules can achieve depends on the type of memory used, and the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) for RAM is usually between 100,000 and 200,000 operating hours in practice. To ensure a long RAM life, users should use memory modules and chips from renowned manufacturers, use voltage values and clock frequencies within official specifications, and pay attention to manufacturer warranties of 10 to 12 years. Home users generally fare very well with memory modules from reputable brands such as Corsair, Crucial, G.Skill, Kingston, TeamGroup, and ADATA.