G. Skill has always been a personal favorite of the memory I have always used in my systems. I myself have never tested or tried to play around with an 8GB Dual Channel Kit ever. So this was yet again another fun challenge. The Ripjaws look nice and have a very nice design with their heatsinks on the memory while being still low profile for larger headsinks on the CPU to allow you to have nice memory and being able to fit under fans.
Testing the ram it provided pretty good speeds in all the tests. I was a little disappointed that I was unable to push it further but I don’t know what was not working correctly I spent a few days trying to go further and just playing in the BIOS to push it. I don’t know if it’s the fact that’s it’s a larger memory kit since its 8GB kit and I know the 4GB kits can go pretty far sometimes. Along with the memory having XMP profiles to help out the newer people who build systems and don’t know how to hit the right memory speeds you can just enable the XMP and your memory will be running at the default speeds of 1600Mhz, but overall the G.Skill Ripjaws yet proved to be good in a lot of areas with being at stock settings. If being a gamer to a muli-task user this memory kit will be good for you at stock settings.
You can find this kit online for $179.99 at my favorite E-retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600Mhz 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit an 8 out of 10 score.
– Low profile heatspreaders
– Looks Stylish
– Performs well
– Couldn’t get to go far with overclocking