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

sdy284    -   June 22, 2008


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Conclusion:

The A-DATA Plus-Series is a great set of memory for mainstream tasks, but don't expect to break any records if you are an enthusiast. At stock speeds and timings, the memory came in slightly behind the competition, including the G-Series memory which is based on the same Vitesta Family. The prices for the Plus-Series are to be less expensive than the G-Series however, so then the price to performance ratio comes into play. Overclocked, the Plus-Series is a different story. To achieve a 33% overclock on memory and for it to remain stable 100% of the time is great. This gives you better performance than the competition at a lower price and that is where the real power begins.

One thing I would like to point out is that the heat spreaders are only held in place by thermal paste attached to the memory chips and they give way quite a bit, so handle these modules more carefully than you would others. It would be nice to see A-DATA make a heat spreader that is more secure or add clips to mount the heat spreaders to each other to help improve stability. Other than that, if you are looking for a great set of memory for your workstation or everyday use computer, then buy these and bump them up a bit. You will not be disappointed and for the price you will not go wrong.

 

Pros:

  • Great overclocking headroom
  • Inexpensive
  • Low timings
  • Low voltages

 

Cons:

  • Not as fast as other series in its class at stock speeds
  • Flimsy heat spreaders

 

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