Zaward ships a new “RAM cooler”, designed for gamers. The manufacturer guarantees that the new memory cooler is more powerful than any other in the market. Zaward's ram cooler features a heatsink with a silent fan (20dBA) with speed pf 7500 RPM, reducing up to 15 degree. The vertical design prevents dust build-up while also protecting the memory modules within the chassis. Compatible with SDRAM/DDR/DDR2/DDR3 and Single/Double-sided Memory
You cant replace G skill heatspreaders without voiding the lifetime warranty so its not worth it. I remember I had 4x512 geil BHX ram that wouldnt overclock past
440 Mhz and reviews were easilly getting 550-600 mhz with them. I sent a message to geil about this and they said in crazy spanglish that although the ram was only gauranteed for 400 mhz 2225, they would happilly replace it, but they couldnt promise if the new ones would be any faster or slower. So I looked around and sold them for £80 per pair while buying the G skill ones for £164 XD. I love to sell and upgrade. As long as you get quality parts the prices stay the same or skyrocket after the product is discontinued.
I got my stuffs, and can confirm that these sticks are incredible. I'm only using one pair at the moment as my PC wont boot up with 4 gig untill I update my motherboards bios, but heres what I got. Also, my Motherboard doesnt support a Tras value of lower then 9, so I have to stick to 4-4-3-9 for now:
I chose this ram because of the price to performance Ratio. It costs a mere £2-7 more then budget and mid range 2x1 Gb and had the best stock timings I have ever seen for DDR2 ram. I have heard about 3-4-3-8 timings, but have never seen this available to buy anywhere. Also there arent any 2x2 gig sets with decent timings like these.
Anyway I have some bandwidth results from sisoft sandra:
1180 Mhz blue screened oooops I'll try and find the complete stable maximum another time, hopefully something like 1166 will be fine.
It is obvious that this ram wants be kept at 1000 Mhz with stock timings for maximum efficiency. Moving up to 1066 requires to big a leap in timings and reduces performance as a result. 4-4-4-12 @ 1066 absolutely wouldnt work, alsthough I didnt try it 2.4v, this seems a bit too excessive for such a small gain over 1000 Mhz at tighter timings.
This ram is fantastic, at least untill 3-4-3-8 becomes available, I dont think anything else can touch this unless its running at over 1100 Mhz with 4-4-4-12, but something like that would cost a fortune.
Well this is good to know. I bought 2Gigs of G.SKILL PC6400 for my new build. I went with the 5-5-5-12 timings because after reading a lot about OCing I learned that looser timings were preferred on the RAM (makes it easier to OC, or say they say). I had to locate some with 1.8v anyway since the mobo I picked lists that as the specified voltage.