Aeneon XTune DDR3 1600 2 x 1GB Reviewgotdamojo06 - May 26, 2008
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Have you been looking for a good way to speed up your computer but don't want to buy a new processor? Maybe you've overclocked your processor as far as you can and you're still not getting the performance that you want or need? That is where picking up a new set of DDR3 RAM could come in. Aeneon has come out with a new two gigabyte kit of its DDR3 line, XTune, that claims 1600MHz speeds. I will be taking a close look at what these sticks not only look at, but also how the Aeneon XTune DDR3 1600 sticks are able to perform against a few other DDR3 two gigabyte kits. Well, enough talking about them, let's see what they look like.
When you first look at the package for the Aeneon XTune DDR3 1600, you can see all of the advertising that is incorporated on the package, showing off why you should pick this product over some of the other kits out there. The first thing that I see on the front of the XTune DDR3 1600 package is that it is a two gigabyte kit, which nowadays is just about the standard, and with Microsoft Windows Vista out, just about the bare minimum to have a good experience with this operating system. The next thing that I noticed is that the Aeneon XTune DDR3 1600 sticks only need 1.5 volts to operate, which is another great feature of the kit, as less voltage means less heat being produced, which will result in lower temperatures overall. Below the 1.5v tag you are able to see that the Aeneon XTune DDR3 1600 two gigabyte kit comes with a lifetime warranty, which is again great. When you take a look at the other side of the package, you are able to see some of the features that Aeneon decided were the most important to display on its package. At the bottom of the package is where there are a few awards that have been given to Aeneon products. If you look closely, you just might see the OverclockersClub logo.
When you get the two sticks of Aeneon XTune DDR3 1600 out of the package, you can see that they are completely black except for the Aeneon logo in the top right hand corner and the XTune logo across the bottom of the modules' heat spreaders. The PFC board of the XTune DDR3 1600 sticks are a brightly colored blue, which will attract some eyes when looking at them. On the other side of the sticks, the heat spreaders are still all black with the gray bar continuing on the back, and again in the upper right hand corner you can see Aeneon's logo.
Now that we know what they look like, we need to take a look at what these sticks are made of.