Originally Posted by redhat_ownage
all ddr800 will boot at cas 5 regardless of model number.
dont you remember what happened in the ddr days when company's flashed ddr400 ram with cas 2 spd's and they never booted, or would boot at 333mhz and all kinds or ppl QQed.
tell me im wong
Yeah I remember that. That's when they made them CAS 2.5
and even then they hid the details. I remember on my HyperX's, supposedly cas 2.5, which they were......at 333.
Originally Posted by Swiftes
As for BlackOmega, come on, arguing with redhat over ram is like arguing with steve jobs on how to hold your iphone.
Not arguing, just pointing out how they're advertised. I'm rather attuned to part number changes (I used to be an auto parts guy/manager for a couple dealerships), so when they add a letter, typically, that means that's some sort of revised supersession.
Maybe the revised parts can hit CAS 4 right out of the box rather than needing to be OC'd to get the tighter timings.
That way if someone buys the "G" kit, if they try to RMA them with Kingston because they wont hit CAS 4, they can deny it. Whereas with the "GN" kit, they'd, technically, have to RMA them if they can't hit the advertised timings.
The devil is in the details.