Sorry about few days delay here, but what you can do about it. Nothing really… So i bough used PSU & Cellshock Black Edition C7-12800 4x1gb sticks. Okay, well first ill introduce my pc:
Phenom II x2 550BE , True Black, Radeon HD3850 512mb, Asus M4A78T-E.
Let’s start with PSU, bought it for 52 euros, not bad deal because it was Thermaltake ToughPower 750 watt. Few notes thought, it missed few modular cables… not big deal for me. So i started to put back together my pc, after while i booted it up first time… well tryed. No go, no matter what. So i plugged hdd’s of first and tryed again. WoW! It was alive, but the reality hitted on my face pretty quickly. Erm what? so what to do without hdd’s? Nothing. Putted back again everything, no go… ugh… then i unplugged 6 pin pci-e cable from radeon.. and wow it was alive again. You know what happens next.. Doh. So i was like in situation where i have to choose between them, ermm no. Contacted seller, got my money back. He tested it too, he’s pc was working allright. Umm what? Strange problem then, but let’s head to Cellshocks.
Opened up first kit, booted fine with 1333mhz and CL7. Good working… Thought i did not try memtest or superpi at all. Tryed 1600mhz and no go just bluescreens.
After 2 hours of trying different slot’s latencys and all the setting i quess, i had to give up! Opened other set, unplugged first ones and attached second ones to mobo, it fired up to at 1333mhz. Nice, moved up to 1600mhz and cl7. Working ! oh yes finally some good stuff ahead. I did not expect it after first kit. Moved up to 1800mhz, again working. So i was finally getting decent clocks on memory and with cl7 @ 1.9v rated, which is stock voltage for these sticks. Tested some superpi 1m &8m and passed!
Well im happy, at least something is working and hitting good numbers on screen, gotta test these tomorrow more. But after these backdraws i got something good and feeling happy right now.
Now some updates to G.SKILLS which i have been testing lately. My mind have changed few times when it comes to these.
120+ euros, pretty decent clocks on AM3 platform. I migh say; best bang for buck, but with few exceptions. These are very good for intel, for AMD you might not be lucky at all with these sticks, when it comes to your mobo&cpu. With C3 cpu’s your mems might go little further, maybe. Cheaper CPU’s might have weak memcontroller and that’s why getting near to AMD memspeed limit, might be impossible which is not your mems fault.
PS: Next i will post about Cellshock C7-12800 black editions, BeQuit psu and x2 4870. Bought these as used. Also i might make and order for Corsair Domitar GTX2 memorys, 200 dollars each… Ouch. But hey, 6-6-6 latencys and 1800mhz for AMD AM3 platform… not bad! As those need only 1.65v for it. Ooh i will se some wet dreams about them. Below G.SKill update. Before weekend, if i have time enough to run some superpi 32m test
But here’s my latest SuperPi 32m run with 1.6v & 7-8-7 timings. Yeah had to loose timings bit as my cpu barely can hold +1800mhz.
Check it out. Not bad afterall and keep in mind, only 1.6v which is good for 24/7 use. These might go little further, but as i dont wanna go over rated voltages. Otherwise i could get easily more out of these.