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Geil Ultra DDR3 2x1GB Review

gotdamojo06    -   September 2, 2008
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Conclusion:  

The Geil Ultra DDR3 fared very well against the other kits of DDR3 memory that it was put up against, while also looking very well while it was doing it. With stock speeds of 1600MHz, the Geil Ultra features an XMP profile to allow the memory parameters to be set by just checking the XMP profile in your motherboard's BIOS. This, of course, is easier than setting the parameters manually, which some less avid overclockers will surely make use of. I was very impressed with the performance of the Geil Ultra modules even when they were underclocked to 1333MHz (DDR3 JEDEC spec) and the scores that these speeds were able to produce. While we are talking about the stock settings, the low timings of 7-7-7-24 were also very helpful in the high scores that were able to be produced. The memory was capable of being kept at these timings even when it was overclocked to 1760MHz (10% overclock) with only a little more voltage needed to keep it stable. The stock voltage of 1.9 volts is higher than some of the other kits that are out on the market, but 0.4 volts above JEDEC spec should not be a cause for concern because Geil backs the module with a lifetime warranty. I would have liked to see these sticks to run the 1600MHz stock speeds and timings at 1.5v like some of the other DDR3 kits out there, but just like most things in life, there is a cost for going faster and/or quicker; however, the modules did make up for the higher voltages in the performance they were able to produce. If you are looking for a new kit of DDR3 memory that is going to allow you to get a higher FSB when overclocking your processor and not run into any RAM limitations, then the Geil Ultra DDR3 kit is for you. I would suggest these sticks to anyone looking to move over to the DDR3 scene not only for the overclockability but for the performance as well.

 

Pros:

  • High stock speeds
  • Performance
  • Low timings
  • Overclockability
  • Lifetime warranty

 

Cons:

  • Stock volts (1.9v)

 

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