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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Begin previous review-------

4/14/2015

1,400 Errors in Memtest86, Test 13

Pros: None

Cons: For the past 2 weeks, my custom-built PC has been getting random BSODs. I come home to find the error message "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown".

After a little over 2 years of ownership, Memtest86 found 1,400 errors with Test 13, Row Hammer Test. I made another pass, and sure enough, the number of errors found doubled. It seems that G.SKILL memory has an issue of failing Test 13, so I suggest avoiding this brand overall.

Other Thoughts: I have been issued an RMA, I will update when the kit arrives and PASSES Test 13.

MSI GD65-Z77A
3770K @ stock
Asus GTX 970 Strix
240gb + 180gb SSD

Manufacturer Response:
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Dear Customer

We will be glad to help with this issue. This memory kit is above standard, so please make sure to configure settings in BIOS/EFI, or enable the XMP/DOCP performance profile. Without doing so, the RAM may not be recognized properly and that can cause errors. Also, check that you have the latest BIOS for the motherboard. There are many possible causes for memory test errors. The issue may not only originate from the RAM, but it can be the CPU and motherboard as well since they are key components linked with memory. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us directly.

Thank you
GSKILL SUPPORT

Quality and customer service are our top priorities.

Tech Support Email: ustech@gskillusa.com
RMA Dept Email: rma@gskillusa.com
G.Skill Forum: http://www.gskill.us/forum/
----------------end previous review

Cons: Since the manufacturer responded, and thinks I'm dumb, here's my follow up review. It's NOT MY MOBO OR CPU. I had XMP/DOCP enabled/disabled, and ran the same test. The results are the same. These sticks had over 1,400 errors either way. I have the latest UEFI bios , 10.11. My CPU is at stock speed, so it's not that, either. This ram really, really sucks.

BTW, an RMA replacement was shipped out from Walnut, CA, 3 days ago. They used First Class mail. It will take 4 days to reach me here, in San Diego. They could've used priority mail, but this company loves cutting corners. It even shows in their shipping department, as well. Haha. The whole experience has been a nightmare.

Other Thoughts: Last week, I ordered this kit while waiting for my RMA from G.SKILL: HX318C9SRK2/16. This HyperX Kit from Kingston passed with flying colors. 8 passes and over eight hours later, zero errors. I haven't looked back since. I recommend this ram instead, and the best part is that newegg sells it! Cheers!

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: None

Cons: For the past 2 weeks, my custom-built PC has been getting random BSODs. I come home to find the error message "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown".

After a little over 2 years of ownership, Memtest86 found 1,400 errors with Test 13, Row Hammer Test. I made another pass, and sure enough, the number of errors found doubled. It seems that G.SKILL memory has an issue of failing Test 13, so I suggest avoiding this brand overall.

Other Thoughts: I have been issued an RMA, I will update when the kit arrives and PASSES Test 13.

MSI GD65-Z77A
3770K @ stock
Asus GTX 970 Strix
240gb + 180gb SSD

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I bought these for under $70 in December of 2012, and they still run like a champ! I can't believe how much the price has increased in less than 2 years. I, however, can guarantee that these sticks have paid for their value over and over in reliability and responsiveness.

Cons: #none

Other Thoughts: If you are able to snag these on sale, you must go for it.

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Display Name: Jiro A.

Date Joined: 11/23/12

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