- DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
- Timing 5-5-5-15
- CAS Latency 5
- Voltage 2.0V - 2.1V
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Wow... I didn't realize how much difference the speed of RAM can make in a system... I just upgraded video cards, going from a GTX 275 to a GTX 570 Classified Edition, and was disappointed with the gain. I figured that I was being bottlenecked by the fact that I'm still rockin' a Dual-Core (E8400) with DDR2 667 RAM. In an attempt to hold out a little while longer before upgrading CPU, mobo, AND memory I bought these. Gigabyte EP35-DS3L mobo picked them up right away, despite how finicky that board can be with 1066 memory. Again- WOW. I had no idea what a difference going from 667mhz DDR2 to these 1066mhz beasts could make. All of my games have drastically improved frame rates now, and I am stunned at the difference. This memory is really helping my GTX 570 come to life. I know I am still bottlenecked by the E8400, but this RAM has enabled me to hold off a good while, I suspect, before having to do a complete overhaul of CPU/mobo...
As others have mentioned, DDR2 is stupid expensive right now, but I understand that it's supply and demand, and they run infinitely smaller batches of these than DDR3, so I get it...
Very happy overall.
Thank you for your G.Skill purchase and review. Glad to hear the memory drastically improved your system performance. The G.Skill PI series is one of the best. At the rated specifications, they will perform extremely well, but they are also capable of overclocking to push limits. Though DDR2 has a higher voltage compared to DDR3, the solid heatspreaders will surely keep the modules nice and cool even under overclocking conditions. DDR2 may be older technology, but a high performance DDR2 system is definitely no slouch. For any further questions or issues, please feel free to contact us directly.
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