Currently $79.99 @ the Egg, my new favorite budget clocker
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 CL6 1.5v F3-12800CL6D-4GBXH
I7-2600K @ 4.9ghz
Asus P8P67 Vanilla bios 1204
Air cooling Thermalright Venomous X 2 fans
HIS Radeon HD 6950 unlocked shaders
Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced closed case
Windows 7 x64 SP1 with AVX
Stock XMP DDR3 1600 CL6 1.5v 6-8-6-24 2N per manufacturer's webpage:
6-8-6-24 1T DDR3 1600 @ 1.5v
7-9-7-24 1T DDR3 1866 @ 1.5v
9-10-9-28 1T DDR3 2133 @ 1.5v
7-10-8-27 1T DDR3 2133 @ 1.65v
1) Great budget overclocking ram - it was a tough choice between this and the DDR3 1600 1.35v G.Skill Eco's reviewed here:
2) CL6 is snappy but higher bandwidth, higher gigaflops, and lower latency are achieved with DDR3 1866 and DDR3 2133.
3) Bandwidth is greater and latency is lower @ DDR3 2133 with CL7 vs. CL9 but not appreciably more, with Vdimm jumping from 1.5v to 1.65v.
4) Didn't bother to take a screenshot, but 7-10-8-27 1T DDR3 2133 @ 1.65v passed 25 runs of 8 thread linX @ 4.9ghz.
Hope you liked my mini-review.
Gotta luv this G.Skill ram
Lowest 25 pass linX stable settings for DDR3 2133 @ 1.5v: 9-10-8-27 1T
Again, processing time and gigaflops not that different from 7-10-8-27 @ 1.65v. Same is true for read/write/copy/latency.
I think I'll stick with this 9-10-8-27 1T DDR3 2133 @ 1.5v setting.
7-10-8-27 1T DDR3 2133 passed linX 25 times fine at a lower 1.6v.