I ordered: Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
This RAM is 4-4-4-12. The problem is I ordered the DDR2 667 instead of the DDR2 800. I swear I thought the 800 was in my shopping cart, and ive already placed the order and i've just now noticed its showing DDR2 667. I got it coupled with a E6400 C2D. I do plan on overclocking some...but I'm not plannig on overclocking it out its rear end. If I could achieve 3.0 GHz i'd be happy.
Usually you can cancel an order before its shipped, but I'm guessing it's too late?
What is the RAM link so we can help you out. From what I know, you can probably loosen the timings anyway on the RAM, which will give you regular 5-5-5-12 timings that most DDR2 800 RAM has. Or just bump up the voltage...
Not sure you can return RAM if it's not defective. I know most places won't let you.
So...........looks like you might be stuck with it.
CL4....you can loosen to 5-x-x-x, bump up the volts and probably hit 3.0 ghz. Looks like Patriot uses Elpida and Micron chips, so depending which model you got you might get lucky....or you might not. Micron will let you hit 3.0, but dunno about Elpida if you got them. Will take more work for sure to get it there.
Well I was just looking at some of the reviews for it on newegg.com and i've read several reviews saying it overclocks to 800 (1.9v) and even 900 Mhz(2.0) with 5-5-5-15. So...I think i'll just keep it and see how things go. Without benchmarks i'd probably never notice the true difference anyways.
Thanks for the replies. Yeah I found several reviews talking about its easy overclocking ability, and even a few that had the same mobo and cpu i'm getting and claiming clocks above 3.0GHz. Now to just cross my fingers and hope it all get here in perfect working condition