by Rob Williams on August 16, 2006 in Miscellaneous
If you are in the market for a memory kit that offers great overclocking ability along with an ideal price, then G. Skill may have you covered. Equipped with the amazing Micron GMH chips, these modules have some pushing power.
The memory market right now is fierce. There is so much competition and desire to be at the top, that it’s the end users who are benefiting. If you simply hit up an e-tailer, you will find so much choice when it comes to DDR2 memory, it can really be overwhelming. To help things become more complicated, there are near 10 different frequencies to choose from, from a huge array of manufacturers. That’s why we here at Techgage try to sort through the good and the bad. Fortunately, we have not run into a -bad- kit for a while, which is great to see. We seem to be at a time where it’s hard to get a real poor kit, unless you are striving for value memory.
This is the first G. Skill kit we have tested out here, so I was looking forward to seeing how much performance I could squeeze out. Currently, the PHU2-2GBHZ are some of the best overclocking modules around, especially considering the price. I knew this prior to this review simply because of watching other overclockers take their kits for a ride.
But, I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s take a look at what the modules and packaging looks like, before we get into the specifics.
The standard plastic blister packs that we are used to are G. Skills choice. Unlike some other companies though, we here have a picture of a racecar. That just tells me right there how good these are ;-)
The modules themselves are equipped with some of the best looking heatspreaders around. Pure black, and army-esque. These are hardcore. They are so dark colored, that the cheap camera I was using at the time couldn’t capture it’s greatness. I have to hand it to G. Skill… their heatspreaders are some of the best looking out there.
The sticker includes information such as model, timings and frequency. Unlike many other manufacturers on the market, G. Skill includes the default voltage option, which is a huge help, and saves time hopping onto their website to find it out. You don’t want to be pushing more juice into them than necessary, really.
The modules also include a lifetime warranty, although I am unsure if they will be covered if overclocking is performed. I am awaiting an answer on the matter, and will update the article accordingly once I am told.
Enough about the modules, I know you are here for performance, so let’s go.