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OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Titanium Review

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Test Setup

Test System
CPU:AMD Athlon64 3000+ Venice
Motherboard:DFI LanParty NF4
Memory:2x 512 MB OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Titanium
Video Card:ATI Radeon X850 XT PCI-E
Harddisk:Maxtor Diamondmax 160GB
Power Supply:HEC PurePower 475
Software:Windows XP SP2, Catalyst 5.3


The first test we did, was test how the memory performs at a stock frequency of 200 FSB with the default timings recommended by OCZ.

Next, we increased the memory clock step by step to find out what the maximum clocks are when running at the default voltage of 2.6V. We reached 216 MHz, which is a rather dissapointing result.

Once we increased voltage to 2.8V, things were starting to become strange. The maximum overclock dropped a few MHz, to 213 MHz. With a really extreme voltage of 3.3V we could get an extra 2 MHz over the default 2.6V. So basically increasing voltage does not do anything at all.

The last test "JEDEC DDR400A" is for comparison with a generic DDR module running at JEDEC standard timings.

OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Titanium
CPU Clock &
Memory Ratio
Quake 3
Mod 1M
8 x 200 1:1200 MHz2-3-2-5 2.6V4095 MB/s2144 MB/s51.3 ns218.1 fps1915450.80 s
8 x 216 1:1 216 MHz2-3-2-5 2.6V4397 MB/s2030 MB/s47.4 ns234.9 fps2017447.28 s
8 x 213 1:1 213 MHz2-3-2-5 2.8V4334 MB/s1959 MB/s48.1 ns231.5 fps1988947.79 s
8 x 215 1:1 215 MHz2-3-2-5 3.1V4364 MB/s1976 MB/s47.5 ns233.1 fps2017847.59 s
8 x 219 1:1 218 MHz2-3-2-5 3.3V4428 MB/s2006 MB/s47.0 ns236.6 fps2025046.86 s
JEDEC DDR400A 200 MHz2.5-3-3-8 2.6V3952 MB/s1939 MB/s53.5 ns213.3 fps1854851.97 s

We also tried relaxed timings of 2.5-3-3-x and 3-3-3-x, but without much success, a few MHz could be gained, but this is not worth it if you take the performance loss into consideration.

Base performance is good. When overclocking, performance scales accordingly, except for the Sandra Write benchmark which shows best performance when the module is running at 200 MHz stock, everything above that results in less write bandwith, even though the other benchmarks show that total performance does improve.

For easier comparison with other modules, we set a maximum voltage of 3.1V und tested until we found the highest clock frequency and fastest timings for this memory. The benchmarks Everest Read, Everest Write and Quake 3 were run. We then calculated the performance increase in percent compared to some standard DDR400 memory running at JEDEC DDR400A (2.5-3-3-8). The average percentage of the three benchmarks is listed in following table:

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