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December 29, 2010 5:32:15 AM

Gskill marketing scam?

On the plus side, Those are good, stable, and overclockable... No problem so far.

"On the down side is the advertised speed. It tell you DDR3-1333, and CL7-7-7-21. But looking at SPD you see:

CL7-7-7 @ 518MHz (DDR3-1036)
CL8-8-8 @ 592MHz (DDR3-1184)
CL9-9-9 @ 666MHz (DDR3-1333)

So, under normal circumstances, those are DDR3-1333, and those are CL7-7-7, but those are **NOT** DDR3-1333 *AND* CL7-7-7. Marketing BS...

This meen that every time I'll buy memory in the future, I'll have to try to find the SPD info (which is probably hard to find, and which most people will look at you with big eyes and ask why you need that... that the specs are written right upfront in the title...)

However, I overclocked them at CL7-7-7 and seem stable, you should run 24 hour test though..."

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD1255&v...

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/301674-13-1000-1200...

Please comment on my other thread to provide some help

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2010 9:42:08 AM

just because it doesn't SPD/autodetect at advertised speeds does not make it 'marketing', as long as it runs at the speeds/timings they advertised when you set in manually, IMO...
December 29, 2010 3:49:51 PM

Yes, but when idiots that don't know how to manually set the timings and overclock the speed then it is a marketing scheme, it doesnt run that suggested speed and timings out of the box
a b B Homebuilt system
December 29, 2010 4:15:28 PM

Toronto said:
Yes, but when idiots that don't know how to manually set the timings and overclock the speed then it is a marketing scheme, it doesnt run that suggested speed and timings out of the box

if you smart enough to buy high performance ram you better be smart enough to know how to use them,every single high performance ram kit in this universe requires you to manually adjust timings and speed
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