G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000 Memory Review

Packaging & Initial Impressions


Packaging & Initial Impressions

G.Skill waste no time or resources on fancy box styling; this is exactly how we like it. Solid, protective and simple. After all the only important aspect of the item is the internal product itself!

G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000 Memory     G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000 Memory

Upon opening the box, the first thing you'll find is the G.Skill flame's cooling system. This is a dual 60mm fan set thats mounted on a metal frame. The mount itself is self explanatory as it uses a hook shape to fix itself to the memory area.

G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000 Memory

Finally on either side of the box you'll find the star of the show :- the memory modules.

G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000 Memory

Like a lot of performance RAM today, the G.Skill Flame series feature particularly large heatsink modules. As always you will need to take appropriate caution with memory compatibility with certain processor coolers, which may clash with the RAM.

G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000 Memory     G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000 Memory

For those who are interested in aesthetics, we would say these modules are very well styled, although it would have been great to to have followed the theme with a black PCB; sadly they are green.

Right, time for a bit of background information about the testbed and then some testing!


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Most Recent Comments

08-10-2010, 13:58:57

The problem with the RAM not going to up to 2000Mhz might be that your motherboard is not specified as being compatible with the RAM. Only selected boards have been comfirmed of being able to run these fellas at 'full':




*The Asus Crosshair Formula is also compatible, though it does not say so on the compatible motherboards list.

Sorry btw if im just stating the obvious to you though matey. I'm probably just being a .Quote

08-10-2010, 14:59:03

You might want to read it again Andrew Quote

08-10-2010, 15:08:59

What have I said wrong then haa, knew i'd mess up somewhere. Quote

09-10-2010, 15:23:33

I’d really like a picture of the ram installed with fan on the M/B so we can compare them to the Corsair but I guess that’s too much to ask these days


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