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G.SKILL Eco Series PC3 12800 2x2GB Review



This set of G.Skill modules has a lot going for them. Overclocking at 1.35 volts was much more than I had anticipated, reaching 902MHz with the as-delivered timings. Tightening the timings and bumping up the volts delivered an even more impressive 6-9-6-24 at 973MHz, or 1948MHz. The performance delivered at stock speeds was comparable to the rest of the modules in the comparison listing in the synthetic tests. However, the tighter timings helped deliver higher gaming performance, both stock and overclocked. Using only 1.35 volts, the Eco modules run quite cool and really may not be in need of a good set of heatspreaders to help keep the modules cool - but they just look so good with the "tribal" graphic. Heat was not an issue even at 1.55 volts. The lower voltage did not seem to cause any stability problems and is a way to drop the amount of current you computer uses. In this day and age of rising energy costs, any decrease in consumption is a good thing. The G.Skill Eco series modules deliver excellent performance with good looks and a competitive price - plus, they overclock like mad!



  • Good looks
  • Good overclocking headroom with low volts
  • Cool running
  • Low voltage requirements



  • None


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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
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  3. Testing: Setup, CPU-Z, Task Manager, Overclocking
  4. Testing: PCMark Vantage, SiSoft Sandra 2009
  5. Testing: Left 4 Dead
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