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Last night I bought 2GB of patriot DDR500 on the egg for $195, as oppposed the new set for $245. But it was open-box. Is there like a bad failure rate on these or something, because newegg didn't even have a review page for this set.
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Just someone bought them and returned them. It doesn't necessarily mean that they are bad.

-They might have been previously overclocked.
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I had some PQI Turbo and returned it beaceuse of incompatibility issues.... That happens to alot of people too, so you shouldn't be THAT worried
    
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Yeah, that's right. RAM performance is pretty subjective to the motherboard. Thanks Rep+
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Got my open-box Patriot DDR500 a few hours ago. Everything is fine. Overclocks better than my XMS.

Lol at first I thought it was defective cause my computer wouldn't boot at all. Then I remembered my timings were still at 2-2-2-5. And I actually wondered if this thing would boot at that, and sure enough it would. Not overclocked of course, but it would at stock 2.0Ghz. Running overclocked at 2.5Ghz at 1.375v vcore. vdimm is 2.8, and timings are 3-4-4-8.

Don't be afraid of open-box guys, I just got excellent ram for $45 less than new prices.
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Sweet, thanks for the info, I might try open box next time
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Yeah, I love my open box OCZ ram. First thing I did was run memtest86 on them. It passed so I wasnt worried. Most of the time open box items are fully tested even more then brand new items.

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