Joined on 08/26/09
Needs a little voltage
Pros: It has a good combination of speed and timings for the price. Doesn't require voltage that will damage a Core i5/7.
Cons: Needed a little more voltage than advertised to be stable. It runs fine at 1.58V for 1333 cas 7 (on Gigabyte UD3R).
Overall Review: My goal was to find the best memory that didn't need more than 1.5v. This was close, but still needed more.
Pros: The chip is noticeably faster than a Q6600. Overall very nice performance.
Cons: The retail heatsink is pretty sad. Much smaller than the LGA1366 chips. Since this chip will run at stock speeds it will do. Gets pretty toasty running prime95.
Overall Review: If overclocking get an aftermarket cooler.