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G.skill Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #9 in Desktop Memory

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Pros: Very stable and fast!

Cons: It's spendy no matter where you live.

I wanted to upgrade to a 8GB kit that could perform close to my previous 4GB ECO's which OC like a dream. These running 9-11-9-28-34-1T @2006MHz on a CHIV with a Thuban equal (comparing = OC/ MaxxMem Reached Memory Score) what I got with the ECO's 6-8-6-20-24-1T @ 1704MHz. Only OC to these is the command rate to 1T. Scores raged from 11.1 to 11.5 GB/sec depending on OC.
I knew before purchase these are overkill for AM3 but bought with future upgrades in mind and am not disappointed in any way. They run 27c to 28c everyday work loads to 37c max after 28 hours of prime95 without the cooler in my Elysium. This includes the added +.125v Dram voltage I ran to stabilize a 4233MHz CPU with a 3211MHz NB Freq.
I haven't spent a lot of time tightening so far other than command rate so I can't comment more.
I've been hoping to hold off for the 10XX chipset, but this Ram may change that.

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Pros: Tight timmings @ high clock. Heatsink absorbs good heat, no real need for the RAM cooler. Aesthetically blessed, black PCB board.

Cons: A little pricey

The profile on these sticks, have been achieved and guaranteed to work on the 1155 platform but can be used with others. Minor tweaks might be needed but all in all they are quite universal.

Speed wise, they are in pretty much the same neighborhood as most other high-end 2133mhz RAM but with the added extra stability and quality of chip.

Putting these sticks to torture @ 2133mhz with a 4.8ghz OC passing successfully with ease 5 times. Given the fact that they are boxed with the Turbulence II cooler, they did quite well without it, for the heat sink design on these sticks is above average and very effective.

These guys do come with a 9-11-9-28-2T 1.65v XMP profile, and have slight headroom for minor OCing.

They do however come at a high end cost, here in Australia, they cost me $206. But definitely, a small pocket well invested.

Here are some benchmarks and pics.

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G.skill Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory
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Cas Latency: 9 Voltage: 1.65V Multi-channel Kit: Dual Channel Kit Timing: 9-11-9-28 ECC: No Buffered/Registered: Unbuffered Features: Designed Specifically for Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs and P67 Platforms Parts: Lifetime limited

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