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THis is great stuff to hear.
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Did he turn you down?

He told me they recently decide to start allowing the normal C4s to trade up.

So, thats probably why you got turned down before. Whatever you do don't mention anything about me, because I probably shouldn't of said anything

The funny thing is, I made the date of purchase day by ONE DAY!
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Yes he said no. all my stuff met the criteria and I bought them back in July. He siad no on "non-C4d's"

so I will be talking to him soon and hopefully get the upgrade.
    
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Yes he said no. all my stuff met the criteria and I bought them back in July. He siad no on "non-C4d's"

so I will be talking to him soon and hopefully get the upgrade.
This guy BSs a lot. Someone earlier said that he allowed to upgrade from non-dominators to dominators. When I asked about that, he said...
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I’m sorry, but I honestly don’t remember doing that for anybody, and it’s not within the scope of the program. The price we’re offering is very generous, and we’re only doing it for a specific reason, people believed the modules they were buying were Micron-based, and they aren’t. We do not sell directly to the public, normally, so this is a very special program and I’m not able to work out “upgrades”, only direct exchanges.





If you bought the 6400C4s, we’ll replace them with 8500C5s, if you bought the 6400C4Ds, we’ll replace them with 8500C5Ds.
BS...however, I'll still exchange mine.

BTW, do not quote me or quote the above message.
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I just got my replacement today. 8500C5's and they are running at 800MHz 1:1 at 3 - 3- 3 - 10 with 2.3V. Excellent dram and yes, they do perform better than my 6400C4 v1.1 sticks.
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This guy BSs a lot. Someone earlier said that he allowed to upgrade from non-dominators to dominators. When I asked about that, he said...

BS...however, I'll still exchange mine.

BTW, do not quote me or quote the above message.
Yeah, I honestly don't see them making all kinds of exceptions for people. Sounds fabricated to me. Like you said he said... They don't typically sell to the public, and its under special circumstances that they are doing so.
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He allows C4s to C5D... Just more of a price.

I just did it, and I've talked to him on the phone.
Ridiculous. I don't believe it. Why the hell would they do that? You would be getting a MORE than generous price for THAT kind of an exchange.

And if you wanted Dominators in the first place, you would have bought Dominators.

What you are suggesting is that Corsair is allowing you to take advantage (<-negative connotation) of a situation in which they are trying to appease dissatisfied customers. Makes no sense.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke
He allows C4s to C5D... Just more of a price.

I just did it, and I've talked to him on the phone
I've just contacted "him" and "he" will confirm or deny the above. I don't want people here inundating Corsair with requests if this is not the case.

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I'll be very interested to hear what "he" (LMAO) says about it. Thanks Ropester!
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Uhmm, my 8500s run at 3-3-3-6-1T at 2.3v... why would you want pro series if you can upgrade to what I have for less than $20? I'm running at DDR1 latencies man.
A couple reasons, in addition to the fact that the difference in performance between 3-3-3-6 and 4-4-4-12 is pretty minimal on the Intel platform. And again, I have not tried to adjust my timings at all, they can go lower.
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A couple reasons, in addition to the fact that the difference in performance between 3-3-3-6 and 4-4-4-12 is pretty minimal on the Intel platform. And again, I have not tried to adjust my timings at all, they can go lower.
Note that Cwell is running an AMD system. In my testing however:

427FSB (1708) : 854 (5 - 5 - 5 - 15) is slower than 400Mhz (1600) : 800 ( 3 - 3 - 3 - 9)

This is on bandwidth, not on CPU benchmarking of course and not on system benchmarking. This is on dram throughput alone. I find that 266 (1066) : 1066 which is a 1:2 ratio shows very little difference when on the system benchmarks. A digital stopwatch loading F.E.A.R. shows little difference considering the bandwidth speed is doubled. Yes SuperPi shows a small difference but that is pure bandwidth and since there is no operations completed in ram, (in other words ram is just a repository and the only operations are completed in the Processor) this is minimal in the real world.

Each to their own I guess. I know that Nasgul and I have argued this point repeatedly. Sometimes pure canned numbers do not translate to the real world.

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