2 x 2GB
ECC / Registered
Non-ECC / Unbuffered
- 7 points
- 55 months ago
from completed build ITX Desktop Power
This DD3l ram runs on 1.35v rather than the usual 1.5v installed in most socket-1150 systems. Lower voltage leads to lower power use and lower heat. 1.35v is more common in heat-constrained laptops. I don't know if this made any real cooling difference in my modest 4GB system. But it did remain cool to the touch when the system was under maximum load.
Intel's cpu and chipset documentation at ark.intel.com was not clear to me, on whether 1.35v ram would work. But this specific ram was listed by Asrock as passing their tests on my motherboard, and it has indeed worked.
I have used G.Skill for many years and trust it far more than the no-name companies that match its aggressive features or price point at Frys or NewEgg. G.Skill has an established reputation for meeting the exacting needs of the overclocking community, and of early adopters of Intel's latest designs.
Capacities greater than 4GB are useful in systems dealing with lots of data, but 4GB seems to be quite adequate for most personal systems today.