OCZ PC-3200 ECC Registered Memory

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Memory Performance:

Our Test System:

  • AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 @ default
  • ASUS SK8N Motherboard
  • nVidia Geforce FX 5900 Ultra 256mb
  • Thermaltake Venus 12 HSF (Air Cooled)
  • Western Digital 36Gb Raptor Serial ATA 150 Hard drive
  • Antec TrueControl 550W Power Supply

Memory Used:

  • 1GB OCZ Reg (OCZ4001024ELERDC-K)
  • 1GB Kingston HyperX PC3200 Reg (KRX3200K2/1G)
  • 1GB Legacy PC3200 Reg (88S6HDAR-1TDG)

Driver Versions:

  • NVIDIA Detonator 52.16
  • NVIDIA Forceware UDP 3.13
  • ASUS SK8N BIOS version 1004

Testing Procedure :

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 1A and DirectX 9.0b. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. No overclocking was done on the video card unless noted. Our testing was done at 200×11 = 2.2GHz. Firewire was disabled in the BIOS menu for all the testing competed during this review.

All testing was completed at 2.6Vdimm unless otherwise noted!

Sisoft; Sandra 2004:

Sisoft Sandra 2004 is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are, again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher numbers represent better performance in memory bandwidth.

Results: The OCZ and Legacy modules use the TSOP form factor and it is fairly obvious that the micro BGA form factor that Kingston is currently using is inferior thus far in our testing. It should also be noted that the Legacy and Kingston HyperX modules will not post at a CAS Latency lower than 2.5 due to the IC selection. Since the OCZ modules are using Winbond CH-5 IC’s the modules are able to run at agressive timings. At even timings OCZ memory is trailing just a bit behind the Legacy modules, but passes them up at CL 2 timings.

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