CellShock PC2-6400 (DDR2-800) 2GB Kit

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

The CellShock kit comes in a typical clear plastic blister type packet, but with a few minor differences. The memory modules actually sit at a ~30° angle giving them a showcase appearance that stands out from the flat packets that many other manufacturers use.

CellShock DDR2-800 Packaging CellShock DDR2-800 Manual

CellShock have sealed the packet on all corners by melting circular holes into the plastic. This works extremely well and actually forced me to rip the packet apart in order to get it open. Once inside the only thing included with the modules was a 2 page manual that gives basic instructions on how to install the memory on your motherboard.


Appearance

The design of the CellShock modules is simple yet very classy with a black annodised aluminium heatspreader embossed with the silver CellShock logo. The heatspreaders are of extremely high quality and feel very heavy compared to the standard wafer thin aluminium spreaders that most other manufacturers use. Four allen head screws hold the heatspreaders in place - giving this kit possibly best built quality of any kit I've tested so far.

CellShock DDR2-800 2GB Front CellShock DDR2-800 2GB Back

CellShock DDR2-800 2GB Crossed CellShock DDR2-800 2GB Heatspreader

Even more impressive than the high quality heatspreaders is the fact that CellShock have opted to use thermal paste on the memory IC's. This offers much better heat transfer properties than the thermal pads used by almost all other manufacturers and credit has to be given to CellShock for going the extra mile.

My only minor gripe with the appearance of this kit has to be the use of green PCB's. In my opinion they would look a whole lot better if combined with a black PCB, but I suppose it won't really show once the modules are installed on a motherboard.
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Most Recent Comments

22-05-2007, 12:54:29

JN
"PC2-6400 DDR2 memory capable of hitting almost DDR2-1200, and at a reasonable price? That'll be the Cellshock! Read on to find out more..."

Link

22-05-2007, 13:01:42

ionicle
woah, some damn good memory

i wasnt expecting such a drastic overclock

....i think the likes of OCZ, corsair etc have some challange on there hands now

22-05-2007, 13:09:15

Ham
Good memory at a better price. Roll on their 4GB kits

22-05-2007, 13:44:40

Doddsy
Ah my beautiful memory, I love it!!

22-05-2007, 14:13:48

FarFarAway
Now that is some sweetness RAM

22-05-2007, 17:16:39

Pyr0
very nice stuff

even cheaper at memory config - special offer 104.63 inc vat till the 24th

http://www.memory-configurator.com/products/10624.html

22-05-2007, 17:32:32

Toxcity
Very very well written review, Nice read!

And does that look like good ram or what?

23-05-2007, 10:08:11

Mr. Smith
My dominators are dead so i need some interim ram, I found these for 100 so sounds like i'll order!

Nice review

04-06-2007, 19:18:36

KENNETH
Its even cheaper if you go here:

Overclockers.co.uk - 88 quid

Bargainous i say!

Saying that, i've just snaffled some of the 4-4-4-12 PC8000 Cellshock sticks off ebay for 87 quid, so the bargains are out there if you shop around

The PC8000's have micron D9GKX chips, which are apparently better than those on the 6400's, so should overclock even harder so i'm told

04-06-2007, 19:25:11

FarFarAway
Ye but if you buy from Overclockers then you get the worst service in the uk...do you want that?

I know I don't....

04-06-2007, 19:42:24

KENNETH
heh probably better service than i'll get by buying off ebay - well... maybe...
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