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G SKILL RipjawsX F3-17066 CL7D 2133mhz (Sandybridge) Review

We have reviewed other G SKILL products in the past and we have always been impressed with the performance of the Ripjaws series.

This latest Ripjaws F3-17066 CL7D 2133mhz kit specifically designed for the Sandybridge platform has exceeded our expectations, not only running at lightning fast speeds ‘out of the box’, but showing good signs of overclocking headroom.

We managed to increase the speeds to 2366mhz while keeping the tight 7-10-7 1T timings. This didn’t require any extra voltage for stability, holding stable at 1.65 volts on the ASRock Fatal1ty motherboard.

We placed a diode on the heatspreader and even when pushed to 2336mhz the temperatures hovered between 34-38c. This highlights that the Ripjaws heatspreader is more than capable of keeping these within safe thermal parameters at all times.

We can recommend this memory kit if you are lucky enough to be moving to the new Intel Sandybridge platform, they worked, without problem on a variety of Asus, ASrock and MSI motherboards that we have in our test labs right now.

KitGuru says: If you want ultimate performance for your new system, these should be on your shortlist.

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Rating: 9.0.

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