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Selling used games is just like selling used cars or anything else used just like, im-a-roustabout stated. I agree with this, but the car industry is different in the fact that money still gets poured into the market by car part sales. The game industry just has the software. There should be at least some sort of royalty paid to the game companies when used games are sold retail again. On the other hand if game companies want to make money they have to craft great games that people want to go out and buy day one.

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I wait for games to drop in price usually unless its a big hit that i really want. It's gonna start to get a little iffy when it comes to buying used games if all companies start including a # to register your account online. Who would buy a used copy of MW2 for 54.99 from Eb game (Canada) to only go home and have to pay $10 to get a code to play online? And it should be the retailers that the publishers should be going after for used game sales, not the end users.

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Yes! Hope they release an early demo!

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#4 Posted by Cujo31 (2882 posts) -
Check out those two links above. You don't have to overclock the ram at all. Watch out when overclocking your cpu though as the fsb will go up on the ram, it does on my board. You'll have to set the correct multiplier to set the ram back to stock speeds. Not sure if I worded all that right.
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#5 Posted by Cujo31 (2882 posts) -
Thanks Coldfire, Nice sig by the way!
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#6 Posted by Cujo31 (2882 posts) -
Not a bump just an update for people having problems that are like mine. I wasn't able to get my Ram to run at 1066mhz with 8GB. I did some research and finally came to the idea to update my bios. Now flashing your Bios can be very dangerous if you screw it up so I recommended doing your research before you do it. With a gigabyte board it pretty simple. Long story short, updating my bios fixed all my ram problems. I'm now over clocked with my ram running strong at 1066mhz (which were the stock speeds of the ram to begin with)
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#7 Posted by Cujo31 (2882 posts) -
Thanks all!
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#8 Posted by Cujo31 (2882 posts) -

[QUOTE="Cujo31"]My reason is because I can. Anyone going to try and overclock should have the sense to know that it can void a warranty. Seeing how I'm the builder of the PC I warrant the thing.... I break I buy. Maybe I'm on the completely wrong website for this sort of stuff.....Snotweasel530

I would say the vast majority of people posting here fail to realize this when it comes to OCing. Looking at the QVL for that board (rev 1.0), I see a OCZ p/n OCZ2N1066SR2GK listed at 1066, its for 1gb sticks, but I don't see why the 2gb wouldn't be supported either. QVL's are definately not all inclusive. You should be able to tighten up those timings to say, something along the lines of 5-5-5-15. When it comes to timings, the lower they are, the higher the performance you will see. Set them too low, and you'll see a loss of data I/O of the memory. Think of it as valve float on an engine. What voltage are you running them at? Those should be able to run at 2.1-2.3v

Thanks for the good replies guys. @Snotweasel530, I'm running the ram voltage on auto and Hardware monitor shows them running at 2.1V. Should I manually set this? I'll set the timings to what you suggested. They were at that when I had only the 4GB of ram. Set to Auto the 8Gigs are at 5-6-6-17. I'm running with a rev 1.6 board. Maybe the same deal though. Thanks for the info! @metacritical, I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem. I've been having trouble finding info about it online. I'm not sure how to get my ram higher than 900mhz, without over clocking the CPU. Seems to be locked in a way. Maybe just the gigabyte board?
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#9 Posted by Cujo31 (2882 posts) -
My reason is because I can. Anyone going to try and overclock should have the sense to know that it can void a warranty. Seeing how I'm the builder of the PC I warrant the thing.... I break I buy. Maybe I'm on the completely wrong website for this sort of stuff.....
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#10 Posted by Cujo31 (2882 posts) -

Why do you want to overclock 8 gb of ram your not even going to fully utilise o.0

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My original build was from Dec 2008. I know it's over kill, I just wanted to add 4GB as I had the money and the ram was on sale. Future proof? I don't know.....but, I have noticed faster redering in photoshop and load times while multitasking. I was just wonder if there was something I was doing wrong when I couldn't get the 8GB to run at their rated speed of 1066. I don't want flaming, just some input as to how my set up looks. It runs prefectly stable at the moment. I'm not a pro at this over clocking business. Just wanna see what people think of my set up as I am not an expert..... Cheers.