Great RAM!11/10/2009 12:12:46 PM

Pros: I bought 2 sets of these for a total of 8 GB. I slapped them into my Gigabyte P55 UD3R mobo, along with my i7 860 processor. The motherboard ran them at the default 1333 Mhz without any problems. I then proceeded to manually adjust them to 2000 Mhz, but in doing so ran into a lot of blue screen errors. I wrote the on the GSkill forums, the tech guy there was quick, helpful, and provided me with the proper settings and now the RAM works beautifully at the stated 2000 Mhz, while my cpu runs OC'd at 3.2 Ghz

Cons: The heat sinks (which look cool) can get a bit hot. But as long as you have good air flow in the case I think it should be ok. They are also a bit high so if you use a big cooler like I do (I use the Noctua NH-U12P SE2), then you may some issues. I had to move the fan on the cpu heatsink up a few cm to avoid getting in the way of the ram.

Overall Review: The comp is running a little hotter than I like now, especially given that I haven't OC'd it that much and that I have a very good Heatsink on the cpu. I'm not sure if it has to do with the RAM speeds being boosted up and increasing heat, but at idle is runs 42-45 Celcius, and at full load under Prime95 it runs at 70 Celcius after a couple of minutes. Whereas the memory/cpu at base stock speed of 1333 Mhz and 2.8 Ghz were running at idle of 29 idle/50 degrees Celciusunder full load respectively.

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