G.SKILL F3 12800C9D-8BSK Laptop SO-DIMM Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2013-06-21

It doesn't always have to be high end to be interesting. Laptops nowadays are powered by so powerful processors that the bottleneck of the system is to get the data fed towards and from the processor. Upgrading your laptop with a Solid State Drive is one of the best upgrades you can ever give it. If however this option might be out of your budget and you still want to use them programs that eat up all of your memory resources, a RAM upgrade might be in order. Today we review G.SKILL's high end 8GB F3 1600C9 SO-DIMM kit.

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The Kit

This is what G.SKILL has to tell about these SO-DIMMs (take note that these might not reflect our thoughts about the kit):


Want to speed up your laptop? G.SKILL SO-DIMM memory is here to help! You will feel the speed upgrade instantly no matter if you are gaming, programming, multimedia editing or just surfing around the web! It is one of the smartest and most cost-effective ways to enhance your productivity and computing experience on your laptop!

 Stylish Heat Spreader Keeping Your Laptop Cool

G.SKILL SO-DIMM SK Series are covered by stylish G.SKILL aluminium heat spreaders for maximum heat anticipation, keeping your system cool for hours while maintaining optimum stability for your laptop.

 The Best In Class Quality

Every G.SKILL SO-DIMM memory kit is 100% validated with G.SKILL rigorous burn-in tests. It ensures every kit delivers perfect stability, performance and quality for your laptop machine.

 Lifetime Warranty

All G.SKILL memory products come with a lifetime warranty and the G.SKILL technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forums, telephone and email.


In typical G.SKILL style, this kit comes in a blister type packaging. Protecting the SO-DIMMS and allowing the buyer to have a snoop on the specifications and looks of the included SO-DIMMS.




The SK kits stand out from the regular SO-DIMMS you will find inside your favorite notebook. These SO-DIMMS are covered with a nice shiny black heat spreader for that extra pro touch and maximum heat dissipation. Let's be honest, this tiny heat spreader really makes a dull SO-DIMM look good. Now if they keep your laptop cool that's another thing.




You can find the SK DDR3 SO-DIMM in two different flavours at the G.SKILL website. Either in a single DIMM version  (4GB x 1) or the dual channel kit (4GB x 2), that we tested.

Here are the specifications of our sample kit:


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