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G.Skill F2-8800 Pi Series CL5 4GB Kit

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  1. Darksaber

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    Zehnsucht, newtekie1 and Cold Storm say thanks.
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    That's impressive at 1.8V if you are are looking for something better then DDR2 1066
     
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    I bet that particular G.SKill line won't last long. Impressive, but those ICs must surely be THE most highly screened and cherry picked ICs from each batch.
     
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    I've been looking at the those ... They seem pretty nice. Thanks for the review Dark!
     
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    I was thinking about getting the 800MHz Pi Series Memory, but now I think I will go with the 1100MHz. Though I have a feeling that the 800Mhz CL4 set will do almost 1100MHz at CL5, so I might just stick with the 800MHz CL4 set and save the ~$40.

    Edit: This kit goes for $135 over a newegg, so the price isn't too terrible. It certainly is a lot better than $150.
     
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    Yeah, but there is going to be 1200mhz Pi's to come out...

    XtremeSystems has the 1200 reviewed... But I still love dark's review! :toast:
     
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    Just ordered these sticks. I decided to go with these over the 800MHz CL4 kit because the voltage on the 800MHz kit was 2.1v, while these do it on only 1.9v.
     
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    I hope they do good for yeah man! :toast:
     
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    I hope so too. I wish they would do 800MHz at 3-3-3-8 timings, since I won't run them at anything higher than 800MHz anyway, I prefer lower timings over higher clock speeds, as long as I can keep the speed synced with the FSB.

    I could have gone with the cheaper 800MHz kit, but then I would have to run them at 2.1v, and I prefer running these at the same speeds at only 1.8-1.9v. And I don't have to worry about sticking these in a board that defaults to 1.8v and not having the board boot.
     
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    Yeah, I hope it can get that way. I am just now getting into the swing of things with ram. Know about volts with boards, and stuff like that.. But timing is the thing I don't know of...
    I hope the best for ya man. Can't wait to see the thread on it!
     
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    #Ket, I agree, these probably are cherry picked, micron or elpida chips or even promos.


    I think if I manage to snag me a new board and a phenom, that I would grab these. Couldnt really take advantage of it too much with my current board and cpu.
     
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    I just ordered these sticks tonight. A buddy of mine, kinda an "insider" in the memory industry told me these are VERY high binned Elpida chips. From what I'm hearing, the newer Elpida chips are clocking as well or better than D9's. and tolerate voltage better.
     
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    Based on the picture it's not a P5Q, but P5QC. P5Q is the cheapest ASUS P45 board with DDR2 and shorten than average width. P5QC is DDR2+DDR3 full width version of the board.

    http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=709&l4=0&model=2331&modelmenu=1
    http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=11&l3=709&l4=0&model=2164&modelmenu=1
     
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    Actually, the motherboard in the picture is neither the P5Q or P5QC. The 24-pin power connector is in the wrong spot. The P5Q and P5QC both have the 24-pin power connector at the back of the board, not in front by the memory slots.

    The motherboard in the picture is a P5K variant, probably the P5KC.
     
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    Yes, seems it was picture of the motherboard that the test was started with, P5KC like you said.

    Nice mem though, I was looking for the PC-8000 kit of these, but need to see how my current mem does with new mobo first. tRFC limit of 42 will be gone and hopefully more MHz in return as well.
     
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    I'm very interested in these modules, so I tested my own corsair xms2.

    My timings are worse and my speed is lower than tested, still I get pretty good results:

    Read 6848
    Write 7149
    Latency 79.3

    Strange.
     

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    The picture was taken on the mentioned P5KC, which - as mentioned in the review - did not run the memory at the rated speed.

    The memory was then benched on the Asus P5Q, which is made by Foxconn. You will se a picture of the next review sample on that board. I did not update the image, as it is intended for illustration purposes only, so you can get an idea about height and dimensions, compared to the board.

    cheers
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    Sweet! I picked it.:toast:
     
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