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Summary Trying g skill again after ballistix junk failed on me repeatably. These thinkgs seems great so far. Better and Cheaper then corsairs or mushkins. Well, when there on sale. In a i2500k & asusz68-v pro setup. Just took out my e8400 and mobo out and dropped this ram and mobo and cpu in on win7 64bit. And a simple reboot. Overclocked with the auto tool to 4.3ghz and ram is running prefect at 1600mhz at 8-8-8-24 and 1.5volts.
Summary Purchased this 2x4 kit about a month ago for my new sandy bridge build; so far things have been great and not to mention that they fit perfectly fine under a Noctua NH D14 cooler without any worries of clearance if you decide to pair the both of these together.
Pros Tight timings Low voltage I guess it matches my mobo, and they look pretty.
Cons Unnecessarily tall heat spreaders.
Summary I actually bought this set elsewhere, but i saw that there no review, so here are my thoughts for anyone interested in this set.
At the moment I'm running Memtest 4.20 on them, and after 4 hours on stock settings, all is well.
I doubt if I'll OC them much, as OC'ing the Sandy Bridge CPU is so dead simple. But as it stands, the timings are tight, the few benchmarks I've run have been solid, and you have to love the low voltage. not many 1600mhz sets are 1.5v.
Yes, they're shiny and pretty slick looking, and unintentionally match well with my Gigabyte P67A-UD5 motherboard, as it also has shiny blue accents all over it.
My one, small beef is that my new Noctua NH-U12p SE2 hit the top of the heat spreader, so i had to mount one of the heatsink fans about 4mm higher than i would have liked. Not a biggie, but if you have a low-slung heatsink, it may get in the way.
I'm skeptical as to the performance differnce between my previous 4gb and this 8gb, but more never hurts, right? I rarely run anythgin ram-heavy lilke Photoshop or much editing woftware. And being only two sticks, it keeps things simple. I've had issues running 4 sticks before.
I was goign to bitch about the height of them some more, but i guess the 'teeth' help dissipate the heat a little better. But with them being RIGHT in front of the bottom edge of a 120mm fan, keeping them cool should not be an isue
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