Exceleram EP3001A 6GB Tri-Kit Review

Posted Mar 15, 2011
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Exceleram is a German based company that had started making high quality memory products from the year 2007 and is progressing upwards at a steady pace. It was originally established by a Taiwanese producer but as of October 2010, has been established as an  independent company.

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Exceleram is offering memory products such as DRAM, Flash drives and Solid State Drives.

Today, I’d be reviewing a Dual Channel 6GB DDR3 Ram Kit that’s a part of their EP series that feature their ‘Power Chips’ that enable these rams to achieve high frequencies with very little voltage increment.

MEMORY FACTS

CLASS

Rippler

SEGMENT

Entry-level / Enthusiast / Gaming

TYPE

DDR3

VOLTAGE

1.5V

Speed

1333 MHz

CAS Latency

9

Heat Sink

No

CLASS

EP

PACKAGING

The modules come packed in a simple plastic hard cover packaging with no manuals of any sort of as such. It’s pretty much similar to Kingston’s Value Ram packaging but then again, there is no manual or warranty card of as such. These do carry a 10 year warranty from Exceleram.

MEMORY MODULES

Each memory module has a speed of 1333 MHz (PC3-10666), rated to work at CAS latency of 9 (9-9-9-24). These rams operate at a standard 1.5v for DDR3.

CPU-Z shows the timing characteristics of this memory kit.

TESTING

The modules were paired with the 1st Generation Intel platform represented by a Core i7 920 processor. The exact test specs are listed below:

Setup

Intel Core i7-920 D0 Stepping (CM V8) + Asus P6T

Memory

Exeleram EP3001A Green PCB (3X2GB; DDR3 1333) CL9 in Triple Channel

Video

ATi HD 5850 2-Way CrossFireX

Storage

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache

Test Suite

Everest Ultimate Edition 2009

Since these are the kind of normal ram modules, they were run at their stock timings 9-9-9-24, without any voltage increase.

Everest Ultimate Edition 2009

Everest Read

Everest Write

Everest Copy

Everest Latency


OVER CLOCKING

Switching from CL9 to CL8 in other tests did prove helpful, but on memory intensive programs such as Adobe Photoshop and  Final Cut Studio Pro had been proving as unstable and crashing the systems.

Personally, on the other hand, these are very good hands if you bump up the voltage on them up. I was without a hitch running them at 1925 MHz with a 0.15v voltage increase. Very impressive for a triple  channel kit that’s classified as budget rams in the market.

PROS:

  • Over clocks well (up to 1500MHz; 2100Mhz with loose timings and 0.15v increment)
  • Price!

CONS:

  • Packaging

The chips used in these rams are also used in Excelerams Rippler ER series that we had tested earlier, and also prove their credibility with the EP series. These may not  pack a punch as the Rippler series do, but are a definite buy over the Corsair and Kingston Value Rams!

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