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Old 07-22-2007, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default X-Bit labs? Trustworthy?

Just a funny thing to note, the G.Skill DDR800-HZ ram that we all recommend to people got the worst reviews in comparison:

X-bit labs - Choosing the Right Memory for Core 2 Duo Platform - Part 3: DDR2-800 SDRAM Modules Roundup

and the Gigabyte P35-DS3R were all raving about also got a very sub-par review when compared to a P5N-E

X-bit labs - Meet Intel P35: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Mainboard Review

from their review:
"Relatively low performance with overclocked FSB"

can these guys be trusted?
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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meh, i dunno know that i would trust them explicitly.
i DO know that my HZ's will run faster than 850 with 5-5-5-15 timings.
but, i have the c4 xms2 as well...and i have been saying for some time (since i got the gskill HZ) that the xms2 c4 typically will clock higher than the gskill with the same or tighter timings. 300mhz higher? ummm, not that i know of. but indeed higher. the reason most folks were suggesting gskill i think was that it was so much cheaper than corsair. well, they have remedied that, so really i think the corsair is a better buy...because they cost about the same now.
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The one on newegg serial # begins with 0603, which is March 06..am I right? Than that would mean it was using Elpida ICs. I've heard Crucial Ballistix is the way to go, since you can expect to get Micron D9 on them.
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they r good^ but the hz's can get up to 1200 with 5-5-5-15 at 2.2 votls easy
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The article was using the older one with Elpida, that's probably why they didn't do so well. Check your serial # on the HZ, newer one should do very well since they use the Micron.
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Those benchmarks for the DS3R are quite different to the rest ive seen.
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here at this forum, the ds3r has been nothing short of spectacular. and for them to put down the hz's i wouldnt say that can be a trustworthy review.
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they r good^ but the hz's can get up to 1200 with 5-5-5-15 at 2.2 votls easy
dude...i've never been able to get mine even remotely close to 1200mhz....
1066 maybe with those timings, 1100 with an extra dose of voltage, but totally unstable.
my xms2 could hit 1100mhz with 2.4V and be stable, but man they were hot.
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well i got mine there
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show me. and a stabilty test result at that frequency, with those timings and voltage, please.
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