- DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
- Timing 11-11-11-28
- Cas Latency 11
- Voltage 1.5V
Follow Up Review 01/07/2014
See previous review entitled "Not Product Advertised." Although the sticks do not contain XMP profiles matching their advertised timings, I was able to manually set the timings and speed in my BIOS. They appear to be functional and stable.
The heat spreaders are *THICK*. Too thick. Placing two of these sticks side by side in my motherboard had the heatspreaders of the adjacent ram contacting each other. This leaves no room for air to travel between the ram sticks. It also makes it hard to grip a RAM stick after you have installed it. I have never had this problem before - the heat spreaders of my previous Ram did not contact each other.
I did not knock off an additional egg for the over-sized heat spreaders because it does not appear to impact my system. In my experience, RAM heat sinks are more bling than functional. I've never had RAM get hot or overheat, but then I always run my RAM at stock/standard compliant voltages (e.g. 1.5 volts for DDR3). Heat sinks might be necessary for overclocking your memory by increasing the voltage. If so, see my comments above about the lack of airflow around the DIMMS when you install these.
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