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To start of, I recently contacted Mushkin to let them know that my current RAM won't be compatible with my new setup (Intel 2500k + Asus Sabertooth P67). This ram runs at 1.8-1.9 volts. & the max for this chipset is 1.65v. I asked them if they could swap out my RAM since its lifetime warranty for something compatible with my new setup. They said no, it has to be defective... I said, I could've just told you it was defective & that I wanted something new, but that i'd rather keep it legit. He said hes sorry that there was nothing he could do unless it was defective.

So now i'm just thinking of selling it. Baught this RAM on Newegg for 100$ a little more than a year ago. Never had any problems & is extremely fast & reliable.

Brand: Mushkin
Model #: 996657
Speed: 1600
Timings: 7-7-7-20
Voltage: 1.8-1.95
Memory: (4gb) 2x2gb

Mushkin Link: http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Blackline/996657.aspx
Newegg Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146871

Thanks!
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 11/7/11 at 1:21pm
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[Edit]

Probably around $50-60

This is your ceiling

I'd say 30-40 shipped US48. Used, High voltage.

Sucks cause the market is saturated with $40 8GB sets.

Have you tried undervolting it?

I'd imagine you could get it to around 1.65v or 1.5v @ 1600 or 1333 CL9
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Originally Posted by SpiritGear;15607915 
[Edit]

Probably around $50-60

This is your ceiling
I'd say 40-45 shipped US48. Used, High voltage.

Have you tried undervolting it?

I'd imagine you could get it to around 1.65v or 1.5v @ 1600 or 1333 CL9

I sometimes run them at 9-9-9-24 1333 @ around 1.45-1.5v
So its better waiting for something to happen to then & switch them for something better?

Or maybe I should just complain to mushkin??
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$35 shipped. grouphug.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Raiden911;15609435 
$35 shipped. grouphug.gif

I think i'll be better calling them tomorrow & saying that 1 stick no longer works & get an upgrade.
Was thinking about something like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226245&Tpk=Mushkin%20997015

What exactlly should I say?

Thanks!
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Did Mushkin's product not perform up to spec? Then, what you are proposing is fraud. Not their fault you didn't purchase the correct memory for your upgrade.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WizrdSleevz;15609539 
I think i'll be better calling them tomorrow & saying that 1 stick no longer works & get an upgrade.
Was thinking about something like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226245&Tpk=Mushkin%20997015

What exactlly should I say?

Thanks!

why would they upgrade you? usually an RMA process involves replacing with an equal to or indentical product.

pretty sure your asking the wrong ppl to commit fraud.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayce1971;15609577 
Did Mushkin's product not perform up to spec? Then, what you are proposing is fraud. Not their fault you didn't purchase the correct memory for your upgrade.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bouf0010;15609631 
why would they upgrade you? usually an RMA process involves replacing with an equal to or indentical product.

pretty sure your asking the wrong ppl to commit fraud.

They replace it with a product of equal value. Which in this case something worth around 100$

If something was to happen to my RAM causing it to not perform at its advertised spec then I consider that legit & not fraud..
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Quote:
They replace it with a product of equal value. Which in this case something worth around 100$

Yes and no.

Even if you get past their RMA screening, odds are they'll give you something with equivalent market value. Which means something around ~$40 (a 1333 or 1600 @ 1.5v). Not the 2133 and definitely not an 8GB set.
Quote:
If something was to happen to my RAM causing it to not perform at its advertised spec then I consider that legit & not fraud..

You're going to have to accept that the ram is incompatible with your intended setup and undervolt or buy new ram. Companies are not liable for incompatibility issues.

Technology Depreciates. Fast.
That was the risk you took on being an early adopter.


I recommend:

1. Create a For Sale Thread @ $50 (Ripjaws are pretty ugly). Take offers. Use the cash to get a similar, compatible set. Overall you'll lose around $10 but that's a small price to pay for an upgrade.

2. Test to find out the fastest speed/timings you could run @1.65v and just use that. You lose nothing (well maybe some time).

3. If you do ask them for an RMA I suggest the first step is to say you've tried to undervolt them to match SB specs which resulted in instability.
Let them make the offers.
Take it and run.

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Hitachi Desktar Western Digital Green Samsung 830 Samsung DVD Burner 
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Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Pro Dell 24" Logitech G15 
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Corsair TX750 v2 Corsair 500R G5 Sony V6 
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C2D E6600 ASUS P5LD2 MSI N210 4x1GB DDR2 666 CL5 
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80GB Maxtor Samsung DVD+R Hyper 212+ Win7 Pro 
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19" Dell LCD Antec Trio 650w AMD Ref Card 
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i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Professional-M Micro ATX SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 G... SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 G... 
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G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240... Samsung 840 250GB Corsair H100 Windows 7 x64 
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Dell U2713HM Corsair HX 850w Corsair 350D 
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Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte UD3H HD 7950 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi Desktar Western Digital Green Samsung 830 Samsung DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Pro Dell 24" Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 v2 Corsair 500R G5 Sony V6 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 ASUS P5LD2 MSI N210 4x1GB DDR2 666 CL5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
80GB Maxtor Samsung DVD+R Hyper 212+ Win7 Pro 
MonitorPowerCase
19" Dell LCD Antec Trio 650w AMD Ref Card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Professional-M Micro ATX SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 G... SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 G... 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240... Samsung 840 250GB Corsair H100 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell U2713HM Corsair HX 850w Corsair 350D 
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