GeIL 1 GB Dual-Channel PC4000 (DDR 500) RAMFormer staff writer - June 4, 2004
Price: $269 USD
Today I'm both proud and pleased to bring you an OverClockersClub first. Ladies and Gentlemen, brace yourselves. OCC has broken into Intel computing. That's right, for the first time ever, we're going to have an Intel-based review. Expect more from us in the coming months as we branch out to the other side, and get a more balanced and equivocal feel to this site.
As for our review - today we'll be looking at a Gig matched set of GeIL PC4000 Performance RAM. Its got great latency timings, an incredible speed, and this stuff was MADE for overclocking. Today, we'll get to see how well it performs for us.
Golden Emperor Int'l Ltd. is one of the world's top RAM producers, and among the very best in quality. From their website: "GeIL is leading the way toward superior performance DRAMs, representing the fastest and most advanced DRAMs available on the PC market today. Innovating on the existing solid position among the world's top DRAM suppliers, our customer base is expanding beyond the top businesses of performance computing and consumer PC's around the world."
The GeIL RAM arrived in a rather battered envelope, but the contents were safe inside in the GeIL packaging - a hard plastic container that looks quite good, in fact. Both sticks of RAM were vaccuum-sealed and nestled snugly in the package, which simply slides open.
Once the vaccuum-sealed packaging was removed, we see that the ramsinks are actually silver - and buffed to a mirror shine (I wish my heatsink bases looked this good!). This provides an excellent aesthetic bonus to your case design - if you have a window these babies will look fantastic.