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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBXH
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 1) Lowest default latency at 1.5v
2) Nice heat-spreaders.
3) G>Skill quality/reputation.

Cons: These heat spreader are a little taller than some of their other models - keep that in mind if you're using a large processor heat-sink or installing in a mini-ITX case (see other thoughts below).

Other Thoughts: When installing these in my Apex mini-ITX case, the heat-spreaders were a little too tall and I had to mount my internal DVD-ROM drive a little forward to avoid making contact with the heat-spreader. No fault of G.Skill - I should have just chosen a memory stick with a standard size heat-spreader instead. But that doesn't detract from what G.Skill does best - deliver dependable, high-quality, low latency RAM at a fair price. This is the 4th pair of modules I've purchased and all of them have worked flawlessly and some have even exceeded expectations (better timings at stock voltage than advertised). Keep up the good work, G.Skill! Love your products and always recommend them to others.

GIGABYTE GA-C1007UN-D Intel Celeron 1007U Intel NM70 Mini ITX Motherboard/CPU/VGA Combo
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 1) Smooth video playback (720p)
2) Low power consumption
3) Low temps
4) Silent fan

Cons: Should have waited another 2 weeks and got the newer Gigabyte MB with a 1.8Ghz processor and PC1600 RAM. Oh well.

Other Thoughts: Does what it needs to do in an HTPC (see pros above). Since I keep my resolution set to 1366x768 (so I can read this while I'm typing it, lol) I can only report on online video playback in 720p - which this ULV Ivy Bridge-based processor does flawlessly. Processor temps never reach above 130F, even after hours of Hulu or Netflix viewing (and the max temp is 221F(!)). Stock fan is absolutely silent from 10ft away, which I attribute to the larger 60mm size (I avoided the MBs using 40mm fans as they are just inherently noisier at the same performance level - good move Gigabyte). Paired this with 4GB of low-latency (CAS7) G.Skill PC1333 RAM, Win7 x86 and stuffed it all into an Apex mini-ITX case where it runs cool and quiet in my entertainment center. Highly recommended.

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-2GBNQ
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Still going strong!

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: As an update to my previous post, I tried running the RAM at 1333Mhz 7-7-7-21-2T @ 1.65v and it runs flawlessly (didn't set the voltage high enough last time). No hiccups, no crashes. Don't know if I'll leave them at those settings, but it's nice to know they can do it. This is some excellent RAM if you don't need more than 2GB (I'm running Win7 Home 32-bit so 2GB is plenty). I will definitely buy more G.Skill RAM in the future.


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Display Name: Richard H.

Date Joined: 05/13/03

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 07/07/12
  • Last Review: 12/14/13
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