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G.Skill Pi PC3-17600 4GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit - The Packaging and Modules

We check out the fastest 4GB kit we've had the pleasure of testing. Can the PC3-17600 kit make us Oh and Ah, though? Let's find out.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Dec 10, 2009 6:06 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: G.Skill Technology

The Package


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We always say how memory packaging isn't all that fancy, but this one really takes the cake. Inside there isn't any fancy packaging; this is how the memory kit comes and as you can see there's not a whole lot being shown. On one side, though, we do have the information about the modules and inside we find ourselves looking at a manual for the installation of a fan.


The Modules and Extras


We've had a look at a Pi kit from G.Skill in the past and this kit is different in a few ways. The massive speed on offer means we've got a fan included in the package which sits on top of the RAM, while the modules themselves have a pretty high build quality and some pretty big fins out the top.


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While one side of the modules have the G.Skill and Pi series logo, the other has only the company logo along with a sticker that gives us a run down on the modules. You can see that it's a 4GB PC3-17600 kit. As for the rest of the information, we'll break that down on the next page.


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Just quickly on the fan that G.Skill has included, we've got a single fan design that will sit straight over the top of our modules when installed. The whole design is plastic and does feel a bit flimsy; I'm not sure if I would say it felt cheap, but I wouldn't want to be too rough with it. Really, though, once you've installed the modules and fan you shouldn't be touching it again anytime soon.


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