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G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10Q-16GTX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The Trident X series has heatsinks which look stylish with a Rampage IV formula mobo and the the ram itself functions amazingly. I selected the XMP profile in Bios and left the voltages and timings alone. I could probably push them a little harder, but I wouldn't notice the difference. These are overkill, no doubt, but it's price is phenomenal and you get what you pay for - memory that has no errors and can handle 2400MHz if you're not keen on pushing slower memory to such limits.

Cons: This is kind of silly, but the heatinks are sharp at the top; pushing them into the dimm slots was a bit painful.

I could have purchased slower memory and bumped it up, but I really liked the look and feel of these sticks. It's worth it.

Other Thoughts: G-skill is a great company, and their prices are very competitive and reasonable. While some might think of it as just RAM, it's still something that can be absolutely horrible with errors or perfectly good with quality control. The latter is what I received.

G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Two sets. I ran MemTest for each stick with and without overclock--saw 0 errors. Running these at 1700mhz and cas7 without a problem. Stability as a set=great, but there's a new problem (see cons). Nicely made, overclock well, and quite good-looking.

Cons: This new issue has me puzzled, but I'm not deducting an egg because it might be something I'm doing. I can't get the two sets to work simultaneously (all 6 DIMMs) on an over-clock without stability issues (not POSTing), despite manually setting the timings, upping the voltages, etc. I'm hoping it's something quite obvious I overlooked, but there's very little internet information about it occurring.

Other Thoughts: The RMA time was about 12 business days (I live on the east coast). Technical support is helpful and I'll be contacting them soon.

G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Low voltages! Excellent overclock - 1800mhz with no adjustment to timings (on 2 sticks--see cons). And fast! High quality, nicely designed heatsinks. I haven't adjusted the timings; the XMP profile was of great benefit to performance but see below...

Cons: Got two sets. 4 out of the 6 sticks were problematic. One would cause a boot failure if clocked at 1600 or above. The other 3 had between 1 and 72 errors in Memtest in the overclock. Very inconsistent and I'm not sure if that's to be expected on a very high quality piece of Ram but in general there is always variation.

Other Thoughts: Still, I expect 0 errors for the price and quality. There marketed for overclocking. The 2 that worked were excellent though, but I question the QA of G-Skill...I bought these based on positive reviews and company reputation. I've filled out an RMA and hope their customer service is good. In the meantime, I have some slower Corsair XMS3 1600mhz sticks I'll be using.


Jordan M.'s Profile

Display Name: Jordan M.

Date Joined: 09/04/10

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/19/11
  • Last Review: 02/24/13
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