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GeIL was reputed to have some quad-channel memory at its booth. We trotted along to get the skinny.

Quad-channel memory, it transpired, was GeIL's nomenclature for its BLACK DRAGON 8GiB matched-memory set, comprising of four sticks.

The four Micron-IC-based 2GiB modules are screened to iron out any compatibility problems when running the full complement of sticks available for most consumer motherboards.

Capacity and associated stability come at a cost. The modules are rated to an effective 800MHz with semi-relaxed timings.

Still, if you absolutely need the capacity and have the hardware and software that will take advantage of 8GiB, GeIL's BLACK DRAGON series may be just what you're looking for. The BLACK DRAGON is out now.



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This thing is loose. No heatspreaders? Bah!
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post #3 of 17
Sheesh 8 gigs.

Isn't this series of ram designed for "gamers"? Why do gamers need 8 gigs of ram?

I could understand a workstation PC or something like that needing 8 gigs, but a gamer...
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for gaming, faster ram is better than alot of ram...

I would rather have 2 gigs at 1250 mhz cas 5, like my tracers....

screw 8 gigs at cas 6 ddr2 800.....
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This thing is loose. No heatspreaders? Bah!
A lot of the guys at XS prefer sticks without heatspreaders on (they usually take them off), as many times the TIM is really bad and just locks the heat in.
    
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Why can't you just get two sets of 2x2GB and run 8GB? Muskin has a 2x2GB set with timings of 4-3-3-10. Just get two sets of those if you really really want 8GB. Yea it'll cost an arm and a leg, but it's doable.
    
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is there any proof of that? why would manufacturers bother putting them on?
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Why can't you just get two sets of 2x2GB and run 8GB? Muskin has a 2x2GB set with timings of 4-3-3-10. Just get two sets of those if you really really want 8GB. Yea it'll cost an arm and a leg, but it's doable.
Yes but these are matched for "Quad Channel" or something.
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Marketing.
People want the spreaders so pay extra
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Yes but these are matched for "Quad Channel" or something.
Yep. Many a motherboard has had stability issues with quad sticks, supposedly these work to correct that as they were actually designed to be used in fours. (Will it actually work? We shall see. At least they're making the effort, though.)
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