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3 out of 5 eggs Update to my review above using this RAM and i5 3570K Possessor 05/22/2012

This review is from: G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2666 (PC3 21300) Desktop Memory Model F3-2666C11Q-16GTXD


Works flawlessly with the i7 3770K; however (see below)


RAM is not likely to run at rated speeds on any of the lower numbered processors. In my case, even with numerous tweaks and adjustments, this RAM would not and did not run at rated speeds nor at anything above 2400. Have talked to numerous fellow overclockers and the consensus is the i5 3570K processors generally dont like speeds above 2400. The IMC's tend to not be able to handle the higher speeds. One tester ran tests on about 15 retail i5 3570K processors, out of the aprox. 15 only 4 or 6 of them (in that range) would even post at the rated speeds of this RAM. All the rest he emphasized no matter how much tweaking, and no matter his extensive expertise, the other 10 or so would not run period on rated speeds and/or above 2400.

Other Thoughts:

In response to G Skill above.....

Instead of inferring the customer (me) must not be knowledgeable in overclocking. (do you know me? have you met me? Do you know my skill level and knowledge?) NO!


Instead of taking cheap shots and insulting customers, is it possible that you might make your customers aware that this RAM is only best suited for the i7 3770K processors?

Its also common knowledge what code 23 means and it has to do with the IMC and the fact that it does not want to run at the higher speeds (above 2400 on the i5 3570K CPU in my case)

I am guessing that profits might have something to do with the lack of disclosure on the part of G Skill. Or am I just unknowledgeable? Well if so then why do I know this info and the fact that code 23 means what it does yet there was no mention of either or any of this info in G Skills response. So instead of insulting your customers G Skill with all due respect, you might want to spend more time offering actual technic

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer

We apologize for the confusion. We would like to help with the situation, but since this is a review section, it is not suitable to discuss details. Limited information is given, which is why we wish you can contact us directly to get the memory working properly. We did not mean to offend you in any way, but we are only able to respond in a basic manner given the general information provided. Should you have any questions or issues, please feel free to contact us directly and we will be glad to assist you.

Thank you

Quality and customer service are our top priorities.

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