Joined on 02/04/09
Pros: Price Looks Performance Overclock RGB
Cons: Timings(not the fastest) Compatibility(new this when I bought it--see Overall Notes)
Overall Review: I think this ram looks great, guess it depends on the individual. I bought this ram because it was reasonably priced for a 16gb kit. I wasn't sure if it would even work on my son's rig. He's running a 2600X(AMD) in a MSI Krait X370 motherboard. For whatever reason I can't get anything to run over 2133mhz on the board any longer. I had some GSkill Flare X 3200CL14(Samsung B-die) that I ran at 3400CL14 with a 1600X without any issues. I also tried my other set of GSkill Trident Z 3466CL16(also Samsung B-die) and it wouldn't run over 2133 either. I don't blame any of the ram, including this set. It will only boot at the 2133mhz as well. I say I don't blame the ram for the issues because I threw this set of OLOy in my rig, 3700X on a X470 motherboard, and it booted into the AXMP profile on first boot. I was also able to get this set to run at 3600mhz on the same board. That was at stock voltage(1.38 in Windows, Auto in bios).The timings weren't too bad either(16-18-18-36 CR1). Adia showed a latency of 68.1ns, not the best, but much better than the 3000mhz(81.1ns). I knew going in that this set probably wouldn't work on the X370, but I took a chance anyway. That's on me, not OLOy. IIRC, the memory modules were Micron. Besides the compatibility issue I was surprised at being able to get this ram to 3600mhz. The only other thing I didn't care for is that there is not temp reporting for this kit. I'm a bit OCD and both of the GSkill showed temps, which if you are going to tighten timings, or OC...is a must have on Zen+/Zen2. Oh...the 3600mhz achieved was also with the Infinity Fabric at a 1:1 ratio(1800mhz). I've read where a lot of people say these have a Two Year Warranty...but according the website, they are a Limited Lifetime on them. If I were to recommend these I would say, make sure you are on at least a B450 board, with at least a Zen+ CPU. You may not get the timings much tighter, but you should be able to get around the sweet spot on both Gens of CPU's. To me, that would be 3400 on Zen+ and 3600 on Zen2. Just my thoughts, hope this helps making a decision.
Pros: Performs Very Well Cost Easy Install Customer Support A+
Cons: Graphene Label(See Notes)
Overall Review: I'm very happy with this drive. It performs well, cost was nice, looks great(not that you can really see it. My only complaint is that the Graphene Label was not installed from the mfg. Like a dummy, I put it on the wrong side of the drive. NOTE:It installs on the opposite side from the mfg label. I contacted TeamGroup, and was able to get a replacement sent out. I will say this about TeamGroups support....FANTASTIC! They were quick to respond, listened, and when the chips were down, they came through. I would say their support chain is much better than many many HUGE mfg's.(I won't name names, but one starts with a C.) I've posted some screen shots from 3 different benchmarks, as well as one me transferring a file. Less than a min to move a 105gb game file. Hope this helps anyone that may be on the fence. Overall, I'm super satisfied with my purchase. I've noted in the screen shots, but will mention it in case someone missed it. These were ran on Windows 11 and the PCIe lanes were off the Z690 chipset and not the CPU. Your milage may vary. Also, temps seem right in line with my other drives.
Pros: Pros- Looks fantastic Affordable(price=performance) XMP work(12700k) Customer Support
Cons: Cons- No Temp Sensor(not a deal breaker) Timings are bit loose
Overall Review: I would certainly buy this kit again. I think it looks amazing. XMP works perfectly fine with the 12600k and 12700k on a Gigabyte Z690 Gaming X DDR4 motherboard. I think I paid about $130.00ish, which for a 2*16gb kit isn't bad. The timings are a bit loose, but in the real world, I doubt many would be able to notice a difference. You might if you were testing just the ram....otherwise....to me...it's a moot point. I have 4 sets of OLOy ram. I have included a pic of the 3 that are from the Blade series. The piano black kit is also 2*16gb but 4000mhz. The other set is the normal black set which is the brother/sister to this set 2*16gb 3600mhz. This set is Micron. I believe the other set is Hynix. As I stated this set, does not have a temp sensor. The other 3600 set does. I asked Customer Support and was told that they can't tell by model number which sets have a sensor or not, since they do them in batches. The 4000 set doesn't have one either. It's not a deal breaker for most. I'm a bit OCD, so I do like knowing. Customer support for myself has been great. OLOy responds fairly quickly to emails. I am having a slight issue with the Piano Black 4000 set, and they have been very good about working out the issue. I will cover the issue when I do the review on that set. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks. Overall, I love the looks of this ram. It performs as it should and compared to my GSKill 2*16 3600mhz set, it is on par when testing. I am a bit of a benchmark junkie.....I have spreadsheets on just about every piece of hardware I've owned. CPU/GPU/Ram/Cooling/Fans......and this set of ram performs just as you would expect, and I get the numbers that I should. If you are on the fence about OLOy.....don't be. Good products, great service, and prices are competitive. If you catch this set on sale, even better!
Nice, But Not Great
Pros: Looks Great 8-Leds compared to the 5 on the old Trident Runs XMP Fine on X470 It's 32gb
Cons: My Set Is Hynix C-Die Forget About Overclocking(At least on x470) I've read that this set doesn't OC well on X570 too Overpriced for C-Die
Overall Review: I needed to go 32gb because of MSFS 2020 and this set seemed like a decent buy. I didn't think it would be the much better performing Samsung B-Die, but I had hopes for at least a little OC'ing headroom. This set won't don't anything.....actually pretty disappointing for GSKill ram. You can't change ANYTHING and still be able to boot. No timing changes, not speed changes...you can change Voltage, that's about it. Hindsight being 20/20, should have held on to my Viper 4000(B-die). I will say this in defense though. I don't really see much of a drop in performance in gaming compared to my GSKill Trident Z(3400) running at 3666CL16 though. Of course, games are usually GPU bound, so that makes sense. Overall....just a meh set of ram, not great, not horrible....just 3 Eggs.
Very Nice A Few Bio Control Quirks
Pros: Sturdy Works Well WiFi Integrated I/O
Cons: Voltage Control
Overall Review: Very happy with this board. This is my 3rd Gigabyte board to use with Ryzen. I have the "Mack Daddy" board, X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi with a 3700X in it. No issues at all. My son's rig has the B450 Elite running a 2700 in it. I bought this board to put in a back-up rig. It has a 2600X on it. XFR/PBO seem to work, it does turbo up to 4.250ghz. Voltage control is where the real issues are. They are fine if you are just going to run everything out of the box and not touch anything. You can't set a static voltage, but there are off-sets for the Core and SoC. The VRM's seem to handle the 95w 2600X OK, temps seemed fine. I do have it in a Phanteks Enthroo Pro with 2 140mm Yate Loon fans pumping air in. I have a EVGA 240 CLC keeping it cool. Also a 140mm Bitfinex fan for exhaust. I have a Samsung Evo 970 M.2 in there and small SSD and a old HD. Overall, really a nice board. It lacks in a few areas, but handles the 2600X with no problems.
Don't Be Fooled
Don't be fooled about their "Special Shipping Option". It was in fact, slower than Newegg's Free Delivery option. The fans were shipped from CA. It took about two days to get to Charlotte, NC. I think I looked at the distance on a map it was over 2700mi. Charlotte is about 90mi West of me. They got there on Thursday....it took another 3 days to get to me. Customer service, while they do answer email, they don't really provide much "service". The first time I contacted them about the shipping speed....they issued a RMA...I hadn't even got the products yet. Then I followed up with a few more complaining about the shipping time....I think I got the same response 3-4 times....the info they were providing me was info I already knew. I don't care what kind of "deal" they are offering me. It shouldn't take over a week to get a package! Newegg Free Shipping=slow Newegg Paid Shipping=not as slow NothingButSavings.com Special Shipping=slower than both the above listed. First time, and last time customer for sure.