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Silversinksam

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Ok I see Newegg in thier refurb section had a stick of 512mb Geil pc3200 Ultra for $129

'Since when does Newegg sell DDR memory in the refurb section' I say to myself

Anyway after bad mouthing the fact that OCsystems.com and Geil are both run by Encore Innovations, and the fact that Ocsystem.com has a pretty pale 2.88 Resellerratings.com rating I was kind of hesitant to hit the Buy button, But I DID

Well Its good stuff and I am surprised and anything bad I said about Geil I apologize, but OCSystems.com still has a thing to learn about being a good vendor.

I'll leave on this note, if your Stick of Mushin or Corsair malfunctions you can rest assure you will get a replacement quickly.

I hope I don't have to test Geils customer support, because if its similiar to OCsystems.com's support I'll probably be up the creek without a paddle so to speak :rolleyes:
 

krag

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Alright bro...this is gonna hurt you alot more than its gonna hurt me. he he BLAM! BLAM! SSHICKTAA BLAM! BLAM! You alright dude? ha ha ha I have always wanted to shoot a mod!


What did you get the Giel up to?

BTW...how do you refurb ram?
 
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Silversinksam

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Henry Rollins II said:
?? I really dont understand - what is the problem? Is there a problem?

There is no problem, its really performing quiete well

Let me put it this way, I was able to get my cpu well over 3000mhz where-as the Mushkin couldn't go that high with the mem timings set as aggresive as possible.

krag said:

BTW...how do you refurb ram?


Refurb memory is a customer return, before I used it I did confirm by looking at the gold tabs to see if they had scrapes/marks to see if it had been put in a memory slot, and in fact it had.

Perhaps the persons mobo was incompatible with this stuff....who knows...

PS Not sure how high it will go yet as I have only tested at 2.5v so far
 
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Silversinksam

Silversinksam

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Henry Rollins II said:



Oh so now you dont wanna be shot.
;)

That was as close to saying, Buy Geil memory its decent stuff as your gonna hear me say :cool:

It amazes me this product performs well, being that Ocsystem doesn't perform all that well according to resellerratings.com, as thier both run by the same company.
 

DipStickTony

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Yeah I dunno why Geil has such a bad rep, I love my 256meg ultra plat. 433mhz, It runs at 194mhz fsb max mem settings (mobo wont go higher....darn soyo :( )

I know its the mobo because my dads corsair xms, and 2400+ can both hit 207 mhz. Its at a /6 divider so the pci and agp are underclocked by .66667 mhz.
 

Maxvla

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talk about a leap of faith. :eek:

i noticed that on the refurbs the other day. wondered about it.
 

TheFrag

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hmmmmmm...................i was considering to go with geil for my Nforce2 i want but it seems to be kinda controversial. I am one of those people that doesn't like to do what everyone else is doing, so i might go with this stuff rather than corsair XMS cas2. NO ANTEC CASE FOR ME! :D :p :cool:
 

eXtraktor

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Im glad it works as good as it does. You have to take risks some times :) BTW, Geil ram did have great reviews from alot of sites.

Edit: How high did you get it?
 
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Silversinksam

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Maxvla said:
talk about a leap of faith. :eek:

i noticed that on the refurbs the other day. wondered about it.


Its not a leap of faith at all, Newegg has a 15 day warranty on this product, if it was garbage I could get my money back. ;)


TheFrag said:
hmmmmmm...................i was considering to go with geil for my Nforce2 i want but it seems to be kinda controversial. I am one of those people that doesn't like to do what everyone else is doing, so i might go with this stuff rather than corsair XMS cas2. NO ANTEC CASE FOR ME! :D :p :cool:

IMHO if you want a sure thing, go with the Corsair my friend, Mushkin is also decent....But not many people complain about Corsair ;)