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Aeneon XTune DDR3 1600 2 x 1GB Review

gotdamojo06    -   May 26, 2008
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Conclusion:  

The Aeneon XTune DDR3 1600 2 x 1GB kit of desktop memory is not only a great looking kit of memory that you can proudly display in your rig, but the sticks are also able to perform very well. This kit of 2x1GB memory is able to operate at 1600MHz with only 1.5 volts being pushed through it. This is one of the advantages of DDR3 memory over DDR2 memory; the kits are able to perform at higher speeds with lower volts without sacrificing the timings that need to be set. The timings of this kit were, at stock, not very low to begin with, but not quite as high as I have seen in the past. When you begin to overclock the memory, you do need to loosen the timings beyond what I would like to set them at, though it does pay off with the higher clock speeds. The voltages that this kit of memory took, 1.5 volts, will help in reducing the overall temperatures inside of your case as the memory sticks are not heating up quite as warm as others. I was not very impressed by how much I was able to overclock the actual speed of the memory because I was only able to gain 92MHz from the rated speeds and did have to loosen the timings. I was impressed at the performance that the XTune DDR3 1600 kit was able to produce at all of the speeds that I tested it at, 1333MHz, 1600MHz and 1692MHz. Even when the memory was underclocked to 1333MHz, it was able to stay very close to the other kits that it was compared against. I would recommend this kit of memory to anyone who is looking to get into the DDR3 scene as it is going to give you some headroom when overclocking your processor when it is set between 1333MHz and 1600MHz. 

Pros:

  • Heat spreader looks
  • High stock speeds
  • Low stock voltages
  • Performance

 

Cons:

  • Overclockability
  • Timings
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