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Old 09-01-2010, 05:47 AM   #1
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New memory advice [Bought GEIL2000] Testing...

Hi!
I don't have much of a choice, so any advices about pros and cons of these memories would be appreciated:

1. GEIL Ultra GU36GB2000C9TC 3x2GB 2000MHz 9-9-9-28 http://www.geil.com.tw/products/showSpec/id/149 158 €
2. Mushkin Blackline 998782es* - 3x2GB 1600MHz 7-9-7-24 http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Blackline/998782.aspx 150 €
3. Patriot Viper PVT36G1600ELK 3x2GB 9-9-9-24 http://www.patriotmemory.com/product...&id=761&type=1 144 €

(*es stands for essential - not frostbyte heatsinks, but essential. I can live with that.)

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Old 09-01-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
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I'd probably go with Mushkin for the fact they have better tech support via forums and all than the other alternatives listed above. 7-9-7 might suggest Elpida BBSE so should be able to hit 2000mhz 9-9-9-24 too hopefully.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:17 AM   #3
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Thanks for such a quick answer! I was hoping to get your advice soon, but didn't know if you are awake.

Mushkin is my favorite from that short list and it would be my first Mushkin memory.
My only fear is not being able to hit 2000+MHz for benching, but I would probably not run it everyday, cause 1600MHz on lower latencies is more then enough for 24/7 usage and puts less strain on IMC that needs less voltage.
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Old 13-01-2010, 09:17 PM   #4
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I'd also suggest going for the mushkin.

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Old 13-01-2010, 10:59 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advices!

But, I bought GEIL 2000, cause retailer didn't have Mushkin 1600 7-9-7-24 and offered me instead 1600 7-10-10-24 for 164€. I was pi$$ed and went to other retailer where I got GEIL 2000 for 140€ and it actualy works.

I'll write a short review next weekend about my experience with it.
Preliminary testing showed it need much more VTT voltage for 2000MHz then 1600, as expected, so I'll probably won't use it 24/7 @ 2000.
It works (folding@home) couple of days @ 1600MHz 7-7-7-20 with no problems.
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Old 14-01-2010, 02:04 AM   #6
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Yeah Vtt really starts to scale poorly after ~DDR3-1900 MHz. How it scales exactly differs CPU to CPU. For 24/7 I think DDR3-1600 MHz 6-7-6-18 1t is great.

Enjoy the new ram! Looking forward to your report.
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Old 18-01-2010, 12:31 AM   #7
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This is a (partially off topic) very small review of Kingston 1600 High Voltage ram I borrowed from my friends Zeljko & Srdjan (from Mikrodizajn) to test my IMC.
I was not sure if my http://i4memory.com/f80/memory-problem-18724/ causing me to loose 2GB from 6GB of RAM is caused by bad mem stick, or bad IMC.
I used 2x 2x2GB kits rated at 1.7-1.9V. All 4 sticks were very close to each other by serial numbers.
Here are some pictures:

For 2000MHz @ 9-10-9-27-1T used RTL 63-65-66 - it was pretty stable, but didn't tested long term.
For 2000MHz @ 8-10-8-27-1T used RTL 59-61-62 - it was benchmark stable.
I was very satisfied by the results, as they showed my IMC is good. Needed jump from 1.29 to 1.39V VTT, but it was expected.
Also, I was surprised those worked @ 1.696V, slightly under lower value of rated voltage range.

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Old 18-01-2010, 02:25 AM   #8
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Now, my experience with GEIL 2000.

First of all, it's ugly! Light-blue shiny heat-spreaders. WTF?! It's not made for DFI boards.
EDIT: Should have cleaned the dust...

Second, more important, it works great for the money I paid.


24/7 setting (for now):
1600MHz @ 7-7-7-20-1T UnCore @ 3600MHz RTL=59-61-62 VTT=1.29/1.312/1.328V (bios/idle/load) vDIMM=1.635/1.664/1.664V - Folded for a week with no problems.

Started 2000 testing with this, as it won't boot to Win with less then 1.36V VTT:
2000MHz @ 9-9-9-28-1T UnCore @ 4000MHz RTL=63-65-66 VTT=1.36/1.392/1.408V (bios/idle/load) vDIMM=1.635/1.664/1.664V - Random crashes.

After raising VTT to 1.37/1.408/1.424V and again to 1.39/1.408/1.440V, then vDIMM to 1.650/1.680/1.680 and more random errors, came to this:
2000MHz @ 9-9-9-28-1T UnCore @ 4000MHz RTL=63-65-66 VTT=1.40/1.424/1.440V (bios/idle/load) vDIMM=1.665/1.696/1.696V

VTT 1.39/1.408/1.440 worked whole day yesterday, but in the middle of last night I got BSOD and this morning I raised it a notch. Also, RTL values drifted every boot until I raised VTT to 1.40V in BIOS.

Did some folding and it's all good until now. I'll try to fold for a week and return with the result.

I have more settings to test, 1600@6-7-6-xx (not tested) and 2000 8-9-8-xx (it works, but not fully stable).

My only concern is pretty high VTT voltage. I'm used to values stated above, under 1600MHz settings, but I'll try 24/7 folding just for the record and then consider dropping to 1600 for everyday use.

Any advices are welcome!

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