OCZ EL DDR PC-3500 Dual Channel

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There are two types of people when it comes to computing. Those who run everything stock, and then the rest of us, pushing everything to the limits. We were a bit of both in this review of the OCZ 3500EL. Testing of this ram was done at the default setting on our IC7-G motherboard: 200FSB, 400DDR, 1:1 divider with timings set at 2-3-3-7 at 2.6 Vdimm. Then we ran the same tests at the max we could do with this memory: 230 FSB, 460DDR, 1:1divider with the timings set at 2.5-3-3-6 and 2.8 Vdimm. We were not able to run the Game Accelerator on any of the settings used for testing. In fact, we could not use the Game Accelerator at all. We did not have any problems running this memory at its rated speed of 2-3-3-7 at 434DDR and 2.6 Vdimm.

Our Test System:

  • Intel Pentium 4 2.8C 800FSB CPU
  • Swiftech MCX4000
  • 2 x 256mb OCZ 3500EL DDR
  • ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
  • 2 x 36GB Western Digital Raptors (Intel SATA Controller)
  • Vantec 520 Power Supply
  • Coolermaster ATC 201-SXK Case

3DMark 2001 SE & 2003

UT 2003 Demo Benchmark

We see a pretty good increase here in these 3d benches. Nothing spectacular, but do remember we had to drop down to CAS 2.5 for the benches at 230FSB. Still, when you are trying to squeeze as much as you can out of a system you will take all you can get! Let’s move on to our memory benches.

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