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A-DATA G Series DDR2 800 2 x 2GB Review

Makaveli    -   June 5, 2008
Category: Memory
Price: $86.99


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Introduction:

A component that is commonly overlooked during the process of building a computer is memory. Many users figure that if they throw in any kit of DDR2 800 memory that has the best rating on an online retailer's website, they'll be good to go. This is a completely wrong conclusion, because there are sets that are tailored specifically to what you're going to be doing. For example, there are kits that are made especially for overclocking enthusiasts and gamers, and kits that are made only for everyday use. I generally lean towards the RAM that has a lot of headroom for overclocking, doesn't need many volts to push it far, and doesn't have extremely loose timings. Let's take a look at the new 4GB (2 x 2GB) A-DATA G Series DDR2 800 RAM that has timings of 5-5-5-12.

The new G, short for "Gaming", series from A-DATA is one of their many ways of contributing to the gaming world by configuring this kit to be perfect for gamers. The word around town is that this set is quite overclockable as well. We'll definitely be putting that claim to the test. So how will this new DDR2 800 set from A-DATA perform when it's put through rigorous testing, overclocking and use?  Will this be the set that every gamer and enthusiast alike has been looking for in the current sea of memory modules? Let's dig in and find out.

 

Closer Look:

The box that the A-DATA G Series DDR2 800 RAM comes in is quite eye-catching with its flames on the front of the box that allow you to get a peak at the modules inside. On the back of this small box, you'll find some key features of this 4GB (2 x 2GB) set. The RAM is securely set in a piece of plastic to keep it from moving around during shipping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This DDR2 set has the standard 240 pins and aluminum heatspreaders. What I found interesting was that both sides of the heatsinks are exactly the same. Usually, one side has the timings on it and the other side just has the company logo and series printed on it. Also, it seemed unusual that the heatsink didn't have clamps on it, rather, it was two pieces that are just glued together.

 

 

Now let's take a look at the specifications and features of this A-DATA G Series DDR2 800 4GB (2 x 2GB) set.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing (Setup, CPU-Z, Task Manager, Overclocking)
  4. Testing (PCMark Vantage, Sandra XII)
  5. Testing (Company of Heroes)
  6. Conclusion
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