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Package actually comes with a glow-in-dark GSkill Sticker, which one may wish
to stick on the PC Case, shown above very slightly visible in the light.

 

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Light Grey heatspreaders employed on this pair.

 

Let’s head on to the performance tests:

Platform
Test Setup

CPU

Intel
Core 2 Duo E6300

Motherboard

ASUS
P5B Deluxe Intel P965 Chipset

Memory

2
x 1GB GSkill F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK

Graphics
Card

XFX
7800GTX

Hard
Disk Drive

Seagate
80GB Barracuda SATA Hard Disk Drive

PSU

OCZ
520w PowerStream

Operating
System

Windows
XP Professional SP2

 

I started off at a low voltage point of 2.1v and with the default Latency of
CL4-4-3-5 (which is considered pretty decent Timings for DDR2).

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2.25v gives a big yield transiting from 2.15v, so you can see that the rated
mark of 2.1v is close to the "high-efficiency" mark.

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510MHz at CL4-4-3-5 with just 2.3v is very nice results for a pair that is
not assigned to the "Uber-Fast & Uber-Expensive" task force. To
proceed from here, I had to loosen the latency to CL5-5-5-15:

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Immediately, she went to 551MHz stable at the same modest 2.3v!