Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review

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With green being the watchword it's good to see the VLP comes in the most minimalist packaging possible. Not a single centimetre of excess packaging. Even the plastic is an amazingly snug fit.

Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review     Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review  

By virtue of the lower profile 30nm chips and low speeds, the VLP Green doesn't come with a heat-spreader. However with a heat-spreader it wouldn't be as low as it is.

Although it doesn't show when it's sat against itself, the more eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted the reduced latch room on the sides. But let's make it more obvious..

Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review     Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review  

Yes. It's VERY low profile. Three sticks of this is equal in height to one Kingston T1. It's minuscule.

Samsung Green 8GB VLP 1600MHz Kit Review

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Most Recent Comments

06-02-2012, 05:02:18


With their own RAM sticks Samsung have redefined what we consider Low Profile to be. Does the performance match up?

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06-02-2012, 05:19:54

This vlp isn't so much of a redefinition.

We have, and still are, using some (approximately a 1000) sticks of Kingston at this height to ""upgrade"" computers as a ""refresh"".

This stuff has it's place and uses, and I'm very surprised about not being able to use less voltage.Quote

06-02-2012, 07:59:55

wow!!! they're sooooo cute!!!Quote

06-02-2012, 13:15:45

I have seen this ram (or similar one) overclock 2200-2500mhz and the timings reduced at 1600mhz.Quote

12-02-2012, 18:47:39

Nice review. These sticks do redefine what we think when it comes to low profile. It's a shame they don't perform better.Quote

20-04-2012, 20:17:00

I just got them, they are amazing.

1600 MHz C9 at 1.3v - I will try lower.

2133 MHz C10 at 1.45v

They not even warm at these settings.Quote

24-05-2013, 06:38:14

I've just seen this review and I can't believe you didn't play around with the timings a little bit more.... It's amazing ram and even more amazing performance for the money. This review really doesn't do this RAM any justice.

I paid just £95.00 for the 16GB kit.

I'm running mine at 1866mhz but below are the confirmed stable timings. I've heard of people running these sticks at even lower timings though:

- 1600MHz (7-8-8-24 1N) @ 1.40v
- 1866MHz (9-9-9-27 1N) @ 1.40v
- 2000MHz (9-10-10-28 1N) @ 1.45v
- 2133MHz (10-10-10-28 1N) @ 1.45v
- 2400MHz (11-11-11-28 2N) @ 1.50vQuote

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