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

Makaveli    -   June 5, 2008


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Conclusion:

The A-DATA G Series DDR2 800 2 x 2GB memory kit was extremely surprising. First of all, it outperformed a set of Mushkin RAM rated at DDR2 1000 but run at the same 800MHz speed as the A-Data G series DDR2 800 memory. You would guess that it just scraped by the Mushkin set, but it was surpassing it by quite a margin in some tests but just squeaking by in others. Not only did it perform exceptionally, it ran at a stock voltage of only 1.8! That is what we as enthusiasts love to see, RAM that performs great at low voltages. I was also caught off guard by how much overclocking headroom this kit had. I was able to push out 501MHz to reach DDR2 1000, and amazingly, I only had to bump the voltage up to 1.9! I did feel like the heatsinks were flimsy, because they are held on the module by the thermal paste on the memory chips, but the heatsinks weren't attached to one another on the top of the module, making it easy to move the heatsinks up and down. Overall, this set exceeded my expections by a long shot, and definitely proved to me that there is no better set for gaming and overclocking. If you are in the market for a 2x2 GB set of memory the price is right. Taking into consideration the performance these modules generated they warrant consideration the next time you are shopping for memory.

 

Pros:

  • Exceptional Performance
  • Overclocking Headroom
  • Low Voltages
  • Price

 

Cons:

  • Flimsy Heatsinks

 

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