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OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 Flex II 4 GB

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  1. nflesher87

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    that's nice, you don't need to change voltage.
    That is awesome, if only they where not so big!


    Great Review!
     
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    thanks bro :) it's a great ram kit to work with as long as you're not worried about have more than 2 sticks in at once :p they're seriously huge heatspreaders!
     
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    well the way my channels are set up I can't use them. mine go aa bb not ab ab:ohwell:
     
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    that sucks! I should probably note that a bit better, as it's seeming as though there are more boards than I originally assumed with aa bb
     
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    yeah, I didn't notice how many boards are made that way, I thought mine was one of the few.
     
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    come to think of it, the only boards I've seen with that layout are AMD ones, with the exception of the couple of intel boards with both DDR2/DDR2 sockets (2 of each)(such as the foxconn X38 board)
     
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    Wow, nice stuff - did you run these dry, or were they in an H20 loop? I didn't see any tubing connected in the pics, nor any mention of wet/dry options.
     
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    I ran them dry actually, from what I understand having them under water should have little effect on the overall overclock ability, more so on overall lifetime due to lower overall temps
     
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    yeah its an awesome review Nate. I actually like these kits and they are some solid heat spreaders. They use screws to hold them into place. they are huge ,but luckily both my Asus (from erocker) and Gigabyte boards use alternating memory, so I could use these. Any idea what ICs they use?
     
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    That's pretty "cool"! I'd totally add that to the list of Pro's.

    And yea, from all my memory OC'ing experiences cooling gains give usually < 5%

    I'm stunned at the 1.8v speeds!!!
     
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    me too, this kit really does shine with low volts unlike many performance ram kits out
     
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    I'd call 606mhz (1212DDR2) at 2.1v's very shiny!:D
     
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    I wonder if I could add a 3rd party heatsink to this ram? If I could fit them in my system I would prob get them.
     
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    It can be done, though you'll void the warranty. I like the Masscool's version of the Thremaltake design.
     
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    yeah those do look nice, I might have to give this a try.
     
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    I had a set a while back and I thought these were junk could not run faster than

    ddr2 900 in my rampage but with new bios revisions they must have gotten better.
     
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    yeah bro I haven't had any problems with them at all! in fact there was a whole tutorial devoted to clocking these things properly at OCZ, yet I didn't even have to look into it
    they're chilling out at ~1175 on my maximus right now with 2.1v
     
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    After reading and looking at your review flesher, I came to a conclusion that these sticks LOVE 2.1v w/ CL5.

    How much enjoyment did you get from benching them? Did they pretty much do anything you throw at them?
     
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    what do you mean? as in handling the bench? or handling the OC?
    obviously they're great for a 4GB in the way of max clock, but being rated at 1150, there's not much headroom past that, either way I think they're worth the price :)
     
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    I have a a new water cooling setup, but I already bought my mem, wanna trade?
     
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    Here is what I mean (not trying to sound derogatory) Would have been nice to see you hook them up to the H20 to see if they push further while using CL5. But like always, great review on a great product. ;)
     
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    The benches that you've done make it difficult to compare because they were all gathered at different CPU frequencies. It makes it look like this memory is going to make a huge difference but most of that difference is because you're testing at totally different CPU frequencies.

    For a better comparison you need to keep the CPU MHz constant. No one buys high performance memory like this so they can run it at CL3 so why not concentrate on just CL4 and CL5 timings. With a 10x multiplier CPU I'd test at:

    10.0 x 400 MHz CL4, CL5
    8.0 x 500 MHz CL4, CL5
    7.5 x 533 MHz CL5

    This way you're keeping the CPU speed constant at ~4000 MHz so any difference in performance is due to the memory and not the CPU running faster. You could then use a couple of different memory dividers, whatever works with your combo, but at least you would be able to see the real difference big DDR2 memory speeds make to overall performance.

    You also need to show some stability benchmarks. There's no use having memory that can run some nice Everest bandwidth numbers at high DDR2 speeds if it's producing memory errors in MemTest86+ or crapping out in SuperPi / HyperPi 32M, OCCT or Prime95.

    Not trying to be a dink. Just some suggestions to make your next memory review even better.
     
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