OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 2GB 1600MHz Memory Kit Review

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The Test System

The Test System

The DDR3 Test System

Testing Procedure:

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 2 and DirectX 9.0c. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. All of the modules were run in dual channel mode with a 120mm fan placed on top of them to keep them cool! The XFX GeForce 8800 GTX used ForceWare 158.22 video card drivers and the ASUS P5K3 motherboard was updated from BIOS version 0405 that was used in a previous DDR3 article to BIOS version 0604 by using ASUS flash.  This BIOS update did impact the performance numbers, so if you own this motherboard you will want to update to the latest BIOS.

Memory Settings: (The Processor was set to 400MHz FSB x 8 Multiplier = 3.20GHz on all kits)

  • 2GB OCZ OCZ3P1600EB2GK – 7-6-6-24 1T @ 1600MHz
  • 2GB Corsair TWIN3X2048-1600C7DHX G – 7-7-7-20 1T @ 1600MHz

Here is the Intel P35 Express DDR3 Test platform:

DDR3 Test Platform



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Intel Core 2 Duo E6750


ASUS P5K3 Deluxe


2GB Kingston HyperX PC3-11000

Video Card

XFX GeForce 8800 GTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital RaptorX


Intel Retail Box

Power Supply

Thermaltake 850W

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

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