Originally Posted by Marke
That would be me eggheaded reviewer that knows nothing about memory timing but its ok I'll have some fun with it is all that matters.
Really were all just here to pass some time and have some fun
So how do you like the G.SKILL it got you a stable 4.0 ?
Would you buy it again or go with something else ?
Most of the reviewers on Newegg try to do everything without asking for help (most of them are completely on their own). But you're at a major advantage because you are on Overclock.net.
Anyway, my overclock was stable at 4.0 GHz before getting the new memory. As a testament to how awesome this motherboard is, my previous kit isn't 100% compatible with EP45-UD3P (here's
the previous kit). It functioned and never gave me any major problems, but it just wasn't able to accept its advertised timings. The timings were supposed to be 4-4-4-12, but I could only get them to do 5-4-4-12. Every time I changed that 5 to 4, the motherboard wouldn't POST. It didn't matter what the other settings were in the BIOS. I worked on that for about a month solid and finally gave up.
But this G.SKILL kit was an absolute breeze to set up. Here's my post about it (I made this post 2 days ago, immediately after booting up for the first time with this memory):
As you can see, I am in love with it. My entire system just feels a hair faster too, almost as if it's more stable with this memory since it's perfectly compatible with this motherboard!
But, I was also told that I would've had pretty much the same results with that Kingston memory. But the reason why I settled upon this G.SKILL kit is because it's 1200MHz at stock which means that I might be able to get 1300MHz or better out of it.
Plus, I was looking for the best of the best. hehe And, of course, I got it for $110 shipped from The Viper!
So any time I see somebody who has an EP45-UD3 series motherboard looking for new memory, I am always going to hope that they can afford this kit because I'll be very happy to recommend it.Edited by TwoCables - 9/12/10 at 9:48pm