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What is the name of the program (the free one you mentioned)?

Sorry, misquoted.
    
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Kingston is some of the most trusted memory in the industry. It is certified and reco,d by the too 5 pc vendors in the world and is even on the standards of the military.

But thanks OP for the warning.
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Just found out, through sisoft benchmark, that my KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX memory is actually oc'ed pc3-6400. I guess they sell higher binned 6400 memory overclockable to 1600 for immence profit. The only memory that is as advertised, is their plug n play memory, which is 33% more expensive. Why would someone pay $50 for oc'd pc3-6400 when they can get the real deal for the same price? False Advertising? No wonder i couldnt get my fsb over 212 without crashing! doh.gif

Virtually ALL name brand RAM suppliers tend to speed bin their DIMMs and rate them based on confirmed ability. The info. displayed by Sisoft or other software programs typically originates from the SPD pre-programmed boot setting info., not the max tested and rated speed of the DIMM.

You should read up on RAM before jumpring to wild conclusions and making questionable, (disparaging) and inaccurate comments.
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Virtually ALL name brand RAM suppliers tend to speed bin their DIMMs and rate them based on confirmed ability. The info. displayed by Sisoft or other software programs typically originates from the SPD pre-programmed boot setting info., not the max tested and rated speed of the DIMM.
You should read up on RAM before jumpring to wild conclusions and making questionable, (disparaging) and inaccurate comments.

Pretty much this.

And just because you can't hit 216mhz FSB doesn't mean it's the fault of the RAM. You increase your FSB (it's actually called HTT on AMD but whatever) and you end up increasing not only memory frequency, but CPU frequency, HT Link frequency, and NB frequency. Protip: run memtest86+ to verify it's the fault of the memory. Also learn to adjust timings and voltage (namely DRAM and CPU-NB voltages) if you need to smile.gif
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The beginning of Kingston's most hyped up, over-marketed, "top of the line" enthusiast consumer memory: Twice the cost of the similar spec'd Corsair Dominator's and 3x the price of any other closely speced kits. The reviews speak for themselves.
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The beginning of Kingston's most hyped up, over-marketed, "top of the line" enthusiast consumer memory: Twice the cost of the similar spec'd Corsair Dominator's and 3x the price of any other closely speced kits. The reviews speak for themselves.

It doesn't matter that they were Kingston. They were Elpida Hyper ICs that were to blame, and they got recalled because so many of them died like that. What do you expect for reviews on a recalled product? Just check the Elpida Hyper Graveyard and you will see Corsair, Mushkin, OCZ, and others all used Elpida Hyper ICs and they stopped selling them.

IIRC some of the newer Hypers didn't have the problem anymore, but regardless I don't think they're in circulation unless you buy used. I also highly doubt they were 2x the price of Dominators lol but regardless all manufacturers were plagued by problems with Hypers at first.
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Pretty much this.
And just because you can't hit 216mhz FSB doesn't mean it's the fault of the RAM. You increase your FSB (it's actually called HTT on AMD but whatever) and you end up increasing not only memory frequency, but CPU frequency, HT Link frequency, and NB frequency. Protip: run memtest86+ to verify it's the fault of the memory. Also learn to adjust timings and voltage (namely DRAM and CPU-NB voltages) if you need to smile.gif

Done it, did it. 4.240ghz on air. Was investigating alternate timings and performance when I discovered info on ram.
    
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bah..i've run kingston 667 up to 1066 ..only thing better is super-talent

Well,where does my Gskill NQ series 400(budget DDR3 800) fall? I've run them up to 1928MHz.Fact is the brand name doesn't mean much at all,it's the IC's used in each kit,which may be different then the last one you bought.Some kits have a wide-range of timings and speeds,some don't.As long as it runs at the advertised speeds.That being said,some companies goes way out of their way to provide better IC's in general.GSkill has been the best in recent years for the money.Even Corsair will sell you some pretty weak chips if it's not their dominator line.SuperTalent is really only good because they had Elpida Hyper IC's longer than most.
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You really have to look at the individual kit and whether the ICs used on it are this or that or if they are grab-bagged/not constant; many companies don't really have a particular IC preference.  G.Skill actually grab bags most of the time except on high end kits.

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