The name ADATA might not have rang any bells when you were thinking about enthusiast or overclocking memory, but after reading this review it really should. If you are building a new system or looking for new memory ADATA’s XPG V2 memory should be at the top of your list! Not only does this memory have stock timings of 2400 MHz, but we were easily able to overclock it all the way up to 2800 MHz! That is not that bad at all! That is the highest memory overclock that we have been able to achieve with our Haswell system.
Not only are you going to get great performance out of these modules, but they are going to look great in your system as well. I was a little skeptical of the gold heatspreaders, but once I received the kit my mind was completely changed. If you are not a fan of the gold ADATA also offers these kits with tungsten grey heatspreaders as well. The memory also makes use of Thermal Conductive Technology (CTC) and a 2oz Copper 8-layer PCB. That means it will stay cool and was one of the reasons why we were able to overclock the memory so high.
The heatspreaders are a little high so before you purchase this kit be sure to check clearance issues with your CPU cooler. We were using a liquid cooling system, so we did not have to worry about that. The memory is extremely easy to setup, even for beginners. Just install it and enable the XMP profile and you are good to go.
This is ADATA’s strongest showing in the enthusiast DDR3 market and we are very impressed. ADATA is also offering a limited lifetime warranty with this kit, which is always great to see. Right now the 8GB DDR3-2400 kit we reviewed today is selling for $94.99 at my favorite online retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ADATA XPG V2 Series DDR3-2400 8GB Memory Kit a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Sleek design
– Great performance
– Lots of overclocking headroom
– Lifetime warranty
– XMP Profile
– None that I found
Jan 30, 2015 0