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I purchased the 996657 Models about a year ago and I think I'm having problems with them. I paid around $100 I believe.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146871

The customer service rep said they'd probably replace them with these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226182

Is this a good or bad deal?? He said the cas is lower so they'd probably run a little faster.

What do you guys think? Should I request more since there is a $23 price difference or not?

Thanks!!

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No man you are getting a deal. CL 6 when you had 7. Memory prices have come down tremendously in the last year is reason for price difference. The kit you had is probably only worth between 65-75 bucks right now. Probably run about the same though.
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sounds like an upgrade to me. I would take it.
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^ Um no?! It is definitely not an upgrade Look at the kits and their timing closely please...

Original: 7-7-7-20
Replacement: 6-9-7-24

It's not just the first value that matters you know...overall, the replacement kit is definitely worse. You always have to compare all of the key values, CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-CR.

This is what I was talking about several weeks ago with somebody here, specifically focusing on how the prices did come down but all good low-latency kits are gone. A "very-close-to" CAS 6 kit is the one in my signature.
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No man you are getting a deal. CL 6 when you had 7. Memory prices have come down tremendously in the last year is reason for price difference. The kit you had is probably only worth between 65-75 bucks right now. Probably run about the same though.
Thats more then what the ones they offered me are worth

Amazon has a better deal on them and so does ebay.
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^ Um no?! It is definitely not an upgrade Look at the kits and their timing closely please...

Original: 7-7-7-20
Replacement: 6-9-7-24

It's not just the first value that matters you know...overall, the replacement kit is definitely worse. This is what I was talking about several weeks ago with somebody here, specifically focusing on how the prices did come down but all good low-latency kits are gone. A "very-close-to" CAS 6 kit is the one in my signature.
So what do you suggest I do?? Thats all I think they have ATM. No other 2x2gb models are better?
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They probably don't have anything with bbse or hyper ic in stock anymore, most places they are all gone. There won't be too much you can do other than take the closest available kit they can give, bit of a downgrade but what else can you do y'know?
    
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So what do you suggest I do?? Thats all I think they have ATM. No other 2x2gb models are better?
Hes right of course about the timings but I dont think you will see a noticeable difference if any. If they dont have the CAS 7's Im not sure what else to try and get from them. I would be happy with those.
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So what do you suggest I do?? Thats all I think they have ATM. No other 2x2gb models are better?
Any of these would work for a relatively comparable replacement...

More-less equal:
996746
996679
996625
996601

Slightly better:
996805
996826
996958
996968
996970

Just push them a bit. They can for sure find one of the kits in the "slightly better" category. When I had to RMA my 998691 they actually rebuilt a fully functional 998691 for me after I insisted and they admitted that they did not carry an equivalent replacement.
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F-U-B-A-R,

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I purchased the 996657 Models about a year ago and I think I'm having problems with them.
What kind of problems are you having with your system?
Are you getting Memtest errors, freezing?

If you RMA your kit of 996657 you will get 996959 back, that kit is closest to your original kit.
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