It is time to make a confession. I haven’t shared about my
latest pair of sprint shoes for 3D Mark Record Race, the GSkill F2-8000PHU2-1GBHZ
(512MB x 2) DDR2
Kit. While we have been all so pre-occupied with the 1GB x 2 kits,
I was sort of pointed towards the 2 x 512MB kits due to circumstances. This
was due to the raw BIOS swap for
the DFI LAN Party NF590 SLI Intel Edition motherboard I was relying on to chase
for the last 3D Mark points. I was glad to be in the predicament however, because it was only thus that I stumble on a 499MHz CL3-3-3-5, 1T Overclock… 1MHz shy of the 500 Mark!

“>12 GSKill F2 80001GB So Close to 500MHz CL3 3 3 5 1T!

It is time to make a confession. I haven’t shared about my
latest pair of sprint shoes for 3D Mark Record Race, the GSkill F2-8000PHU2-1GBHZ
(512MB x 2) DDR2
Kit.

1 GSKill F2 80001GB So Close to 500MHz CL3 3 3 5 1T!

2 GSKill F2 80001GB So Close to 500MHz CL3 3 3 5 1T!

11 GSKill F2 80001GB So Close to 500MHz CL3 3 3 5 1T!

 

While we have been all so pre-occupied with the 1GB x 2 kits,
I was sort of pointed towards the 2 x 512MB kits due to circumstances. This
was due to the raw BIOS swap for
the DFI LAN Party NF590 SLI Intel Edition motherboard I was relying on to chase
for the last 3D Mark points.

2 GSKill F2 80001GB So Close to 500MHz CL3 3 3 5 1T!

I found that with the BIOS swap, the motherboard was much more
stable with 2 x 512MB than 2 x 1GB. So I hunted down the GSkill F2-8000PHU2-1GBHZ
Kit to setup my Benchmarking Fort. It worked well, but I didn’t really test
it’s limits as I was focused on pushing the setup in GPU limited benchmarks.

To do a simple description, this pair of Memory is actually
single-sided. It used to be the case with DDR Memory that the single-sided modules
tend to overclock better.

4 GSKill F2 80001GB So Close to 500MHz CL3 3 3 5 1T!

Well, after finishing up my tests on the DFI
LAN Party UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G Review
with the GSkill 2GB kit, I decided to
swap out the 2GB kit with this 1GB kit, intending just to take it for a light
spin.

3 GSKill F2 80001GB So Close to 500MHz CL3 3 3 5 1T!

Swapping out the 2 x 1GB for the 2 x 512MB

1 GSKill F2 80001GB So Close to 500MHz CL3 3 3 5 1T!