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Default GeIL Enhance Corsa DDR3-1600 C9 2x4GB Overclocking test (GEC38GB1600C9DC)

Short Intro

So, I had the opportunity to test the two kits from the new GeIL memory line-up: Enhance Corsa and Evo Corsa. First up, the more mainstream Enhance Corsa kit, which comes in the following flavours:

- 1333MHz CL9-9-9-24, 2GBx2 Dual Channel Kit | GEC34GB1333C9DC
- 1333MHz CL9-9-9-24, 4GBx2 Dual Channel Kit | GEC38GB1333C9DC
- 1600MHz CL9-9-9-28, 2GBx2 Dual Channel Kit | GEC34GB1600C9DC
- 1600MHz CL9-9-9-28, 4GBx2 Dual Channel Kit | GEC38GB1600C9DC

- 1333MHz CL9-9-9-24, 2GBx4 Quad Channel Kit | GEC38GB1333C9QC
- 1333MHz CL9-9-9-24, 4GBx4 Quad Channel Kit | GEC316GB1333C9QC
- 1600MHz CL9-9-9-28, 2GBx4 Quad Channel Kit | GEC38GB1600C9QC
- 1600MHz CL9-9-9-28, 4GBx4 Quad Channel Kit | GEC316GB1600C9QC

Pictures of Box and Kit



Test Setup

Nothing special about the test setup. Just a normal Sandy Bridge build.

- Core i7 2600k
- GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD5-B3(*)
- Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W
- WD Raptor
- Windows 7 64-bit SP0

- Y-Cruncher
- SuperPI 32M

(*) overvolts 0.02-0.03V on Vdimm from BIOS.

OC Overview Chart

Overview of OC test results. Stability was tested with full SuperPI-32M run at ~ 4.8GHz and then verified with a round of Y-Cruncher (0,1,6). Overall, not much difference between both benchmarks: it either worked or it didn't. As for voltage affecting this kit's overclocking capabilities, it seems that the sweetspot is around 1.5V-1.55V. As you can see from the report, sometimes increasing the voltage made the kit more unstable.



Max Results

Given the results above, I didn't spend that much time pushing the memory to it's maximum. In the end, I reached DDR3-1720 CL9-9-9 SuperPI-32M stable, probably limited by the BCLK of this CPU.




Conclusive Lines

This kit is quite clearly designed with only the price and looks in mind. I kind of like the looks, but as the French say "Des gots et des couleurs, on ne discute pas" (meaning as much as it's not possible to discuss about taste and colors). So, the looks are totally up to you to decide. In terms of performance, this kit seems to be on par with all the other kits in the same price category (~ 52/55 ), this kit being slightly cheaper. But, this depends from region to region. In other words, this kit will do just fine if you're looking for a cheap 2x 4GB kit!
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maybe include voltage ratings for the different kits? any guess as to which manuf makes those chips?
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It would be interesting to see how the Evo Corsa would do with 1,8/1,9 and 2v...
I'm speaking about the 9-10-9 2133mhz kit... I googled a bit but I couldn't find any detailed review till now... maybe the press kits are not available yet
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maybe include voltage ratings for the different kits? any guess as to which manuf makes those chips?
The Enhance Corsa is rated at 1.5V; the Evo Corsa at 1.65V.

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It would be interesting to see how the Evo Corsa would do with 1,8/1,9 and 2v...
I'm speaking about the 9-10-9 2133mhz kit... I googled a bit but I couldn't find any detailed review till now... maybe the press kits are not available yet
Hold on! I'm still testing the Evo Corsa C9-11-9 kit.

It's quite a lot better than this kit
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Hold on! I'm still testing the Evo Corsa C9-11-9 kit.

It's quite a lot better than this kit
Great, let's wait!
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Default Re: GeIL Enhance Corsa DDR3-1600 C9 2x4GB Overclocking test (GEC38GB1600C9DC)

GEIL Evo Corsa DDR3-2133 Cl9 2x4GB | Awardfabrik
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Thats what 2133s could do´for the records - btw, Pieter, my 4x4gb enhance corsa 1600c9 did 1866 c10 stable at full slots 1,5v
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