Pros: Absolutely some of the best Micron D9GMH RAM on the market for the price. Have had it to 1000 mHz memory speed without a problem.
Cons: Not a single one.
Overall Review: To keep it from crashing, and someone with any reading skills would see, the voltage MUST be raised to 2.1V from the boot default of 1.8V. The 1.8V SPD setting is ONLY to allow the memory to boot on any system...for proper functioning, as Buffalo's website and literature states, the vdimm voltage MUST be raised to 2.1V. Guess some "knowledgeable" people just cannot read.
Pros: I was a little skeptical about this brand since I never heard of them before or owned any of their products. I was gonna spend like $400 on some Cxxxair but then I read some forums and reviews and decided to give the Firestix a shot.
Boy am I glad I did cuz stuff rocks. Currently running at 1050mhz @ 5-5-5-18 2.1v and I havn't even really tinkered with timings or really pushed this stuff yet, no crashes yet. Running this on a new EVGA 680i SLI mobo.
Best of all is I saved myself $160 by going with this ram over that overpriced gimmicked ram.
Pros: im writing this review in the hopes that potential buyers can see past their doubts and come to the realization that this ram is HIGH QUALITY. Im running DDR2-1085, 4-4-4-10 on 2.5v on a dfi nf590 sli. it is possible, u just need voltage
Cons: red is not really the prettiest color, but i still like it.
Overall Review: corsair sucks compared to this ram. even their expensive C4 trails behind the firestix
Pros: Booted right away, just needed to change the SPD values.
Super nice ram for the price. Based on Micron D9GMH IC. I am running 24/7 stable at DDRII-900 (4-4-4-12)@2.1V. It can probably do much better but it's good for me!
And it looks good!
Cons: None so far, don't let the CL5 advertised timing fool you!
Overall Review: E6600 @3.6ghz(450X8),Asus P5bDlx, Firestix FSX800D2C-K2G, Tuniq Tower 120.
Pros: This Ram performs neck and neck with the fastest Ram out there. Extremely close to some Geil PC2 8000 that I picked up for considerably more money. [Which was considered to be the fastest available in Sep 2006] I ran several side by side tests with them both and in about 40% of the cases this Ram marginally beat the Geil. In the higher clocks over 900MHZ the Geil barely edged this Ram out. Not enough to justify the price between the two however. Takes OC and Voltage increases well.
Overall Review: I would buy this Ram again ... I would buy it over the Geil PC2 8000 on a price to value consideration. Good latencies at high FSB.
Pros: Worked at rated speed with no tweaking, or anything else. Mobo is happy with it, no stability issues, no crashes, (Win XP, Win XP64), and....well....it does look nice too. For them what cares. ;)
Mobo: Asus M2N-SLIDeluxe
Proc: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Cons: Can't think of any. Though I would'nt have complained too much if Newegg happened to give them to me free. :)
Overall Review: I'd recommend this RAM to others, without any reservations
Pros: Got it running DDR2 675 with 3-3-3-5 timings at 1.8V, and have had it running stock speeds at 1.8V as well
Cons: I can't get it to POST at 2.1V (perhaps a mobo issue)
Overall Review: I wish I had another mobo to try my sticks in to make sure it isn't my RAM. All the same, those timings are nice.
Pros: I have 4GB (4 x 1GB) of this stuff and have never had a problem with any stick. My buddy and I built a computer at the same time. He used Patriot and I used this stuff. He thought he was getting a good deal until 2 out of 3 of his sticks didn't work. And then later, the next one he ordered melted. So I say go with Buffalo Firestix!
Cons: EVGA nForce 680i Mobo only recognized it as PC5300, I had to manually set it to PC6400.
Overall Review: Other than that, this stuff is worth its weight in gold. You can definately get 2GB a lot cheaper right now, but if you want a system to work worry free, get this stuff.