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Old December 17, 2007, 07:09 AM
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Default Please add this to the faq. I am tired of explaining it.

That RAM will always automatically set itself to a higher then advertised latency for safety/compatibility purposes. Also that ine will have to set it to a lower latency manually.

Man I am sick of explaining that and sick of reading others explain it. It should be common knowledge and if it isn't then perhaps people really need to put the side back on their cases and forget about the insides entirely.

Seriously though this should be in the faq as I am sure everyone is sick of explaining this and sick of people arguing about this simple thing. It would be easier to just say Read the faq plz and provide a link then make a longish post such as this...:rtfm:
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Old December 17, 2007, 08:59 AM
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HAHA- I hear you, but nothing is common knowledge to those who are new to computer hardware. People in general should take some time to do some research before they stat posting, but sometimes they don't even know what questions to ask (or what to type into a google search).

If memory serves me correctly (pun intended), I think my OCZ golds posted to the advertised timings and speed.
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Old December 17, 2007, 11:03 AM
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Yeah, this is actually a fairly new phenomenon that's come about with the better binning of chips to sell to the enthusiast market.

I called my local shop earlier this year about just this issue with my super-talent mem, but then found the disclaimer on the super-talent site about the practice of having SPD set for looser timings.

They claim it's for compatibility, however I think they just set the SPD during initial manufacture, and then relable them after stress testing while leaving the original SPD untouched. (Most 8500 ram is just 6400 ram that's been binned).
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Old December 17, 2007, 01:35 PM
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Yeah, this is actually a fairly new phenomenon that's come about with the better binning of chips to sell to the enthusiast market.

I called my local shop earlier this year about just this issue with my super-talent mem, but then found the disclaimer on the super-talent site about the practice of having SPD set for looser timings.

They claim it's for compatibility, however I think they just set the SPD during initial manufacture, and then relable them after stress testing while leaving the original SPD untouched. (Most 8500 ram is just 6400 ram that's been binned).
I think EPP adds some confusion into the mix as well. Some times people buy EPP RAM with a non EPP board, and wonder....WTF is wrong with this RAM?
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Old December 17, 2007, 05:50 PM
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Also, there should be a FAQ about C1E/Speedstep technology, and how to disable it.

+1 for a huge newbie FAQ thread with all the basic necessities.
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