G.Skill ECO 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7 Low Voltage Memory Kit Review

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G.Skill DDR3-1600C7 ECO 2x2GB Kit

G.Skill DDR3-1600C7 ECO 1.35vdimm

I found the kit to have a rather nice set of gray heatspreaders that made life miserable in getting the right white balance. Above you can see one of the best photos that accurately displays the sticks color. The backside of the packaging had an interesting tidbit regarding the sticks themselves.

G.Skill DDR3-1600C7 ECO 1.35vdimm Packaging

To further reinforce the efficient nature of these sticks G.Skill applied a little blurb to the back of the packaging. With all the mention of environmental friendliness and lower voltages it made power consumption testing a big priority.

G.Skill DDR3-1600C7 ECO 1.35vdimm

This image is a bit washed out but you can see the G.Skill design and the abstract blade design etched into the heatspreaders. It was interesting seeing how little heat these sticks emitted compared to my higher voltage memory kits. We might be getting to the point where the heatspreaders were insulating the sticks rather than helping to dissipate the heat. 

G.Skill DDR3-1600C7 ECO 1.35vdimm

Not sure what exactly the G.Skill logo is meant to represent. Let’s pretend it is a space-ship going pew-pew across the galaxy.

G.Skill DDR3-1600C7 ECO 1.35vdimm

The product code is easily decipherable. F3 -> DDR3, 12800 -> DDR rating, CL7 -> CAS7. No clue on the D, but 4GB and ECO are self explanatory. Since I’m 0-2 in removing heatspreaders I’m going to leave these beauties alone but I don’t think we’re in for any shocking surprises.

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