GeiL releases 1000MHz DDR2 Value Series kits

By Justin Mann on January 18, 2006, 2:35 PM
In a press release issued today, GeiL announced the arrival of some extremely nice parts: 1000MHz DDR2 modules in a value series. Rated as PC2-8000, these are being released as part of GeiL's standard Value line, and is has pretty average timings for such a high speed at 5-5-5-15. The name isn't all that unique, “DDR2 Value 1000”, and there is not yet a single motherboard that officially supports RAM of this speed, but being able to run at a solid 500MHz is something that any overclocker will love.

”The GeIL DDR2 PC2-8000 1000MHz Value Series has been throroughly tested on Asus, MSI, and Gigabyte i955 motherboards in our lab for compatibility and stability to ensure best quality.”
They have been verified to be compatible with Intel's 955 chipsets and thus will likely work on 945 and up, and operate at 2.3V for 500MHz frequency. They will be available only as 1GB and 2GB kits. This is some very fast stuff!

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nathanskywalker said:
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29041738.html[/url]! That is going to mean some serious overclocking! Like Big time, and of course...hopefully, a drop in corsair value select...
asphix said:
Yep, definitely will provide for some great overhead for overclockability!With DDR2 prices expected to rise, hopefully new product releases will level out any price increases that happen to the top tier products.
Race said:
I wasn't really familiar with GeiL, but these new memory modules come with a lifetime warranty and hand-picked chips. Nice..
paulwuzhere said:
*sigh* I miss the days when DDR400 was the best...
crossfire851 said:
Something that can keep up with moden day computers. All in all this is great.
gamingmage said:
Wow, this is going to be fast. Great for overclockers and finally something for DDR2 users to look foward to.
otmakus said:
No one will ever buy it, as long as no mobo supports it. Hopefully that's going to change soon though. And the CAS latency is way too high. 667 MHz with low latency is better for real world applications, I guess.
exscind said:
[b]Originally posted by Race:[/b][quote]I wasn't really familiar with GeiL, but these new memory modules come with a lifetime warranty and hand-picked chips. Nice.. [/quote]I believe most major brands have a lifetime warranty, so that really can't be factored into the deciding equation. Nevertheless, GeiL is a very reputable brand and very trustworthy.Normally a "value" series in RAM jargon means high-timing, mediocre frequency sticks. I can't say I have ever heard of a 1000Mhz "value" RAM before. With the advent of AM2, and enthusiast boards like ASUS and DFI, I'm sure overclockers (and non-overclockers) will be very happy with this 1Ghz frequency RAM.
mentaljedi said:
Nice stuff but it still has a while to go. Totally not compatible yet and one would probably buy it when Vista comes out or so...
PUTALE said:
wow that's nice. PLus it's value line as well. I hope the pricing is fairly cheap.
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