OCZ FlexXLC Edition PC2-9200 (1150mhz) 2GB DDR2 Kit

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

With the FlexXLC kit being rather unique, I had high hopes that OCZ would make a fuss of it and possibly package the modules in some kind of limited edition box. Unfortunately, much to my disappointment, the boring clear plastic blister pack that we've become accustomed to from many previous memory reviews remained, leaving me with little to talk about.

OCZ FlexXLC PC2-9200 Packaging OCZ FlexXLC PC2-9200 Packaging

As always, the clear plastic blister packaging allows for the modules to be fully on show, with only a small sticker at the bottom of the packet giving the model number and brief specifications of the modules. One thing worth noting about the packaging is that OCZ have bonded the blister pack together in four places. This ensures that the modules do not move around inside the packaging and knock into each other - a problem that occurred when the FlexXLC kits were first released.


Appearance

The FlexXLC modules look nothing short of menacing with a large 46 pin fin array at the top of the modules and devils horn-like 1/4" barbs at either side. In addition to this, the combination of aluminium and copper used to construct the heatspreaders makes the modules much heavier than your average DDR2 kit giving the impression that you've got much more for your money.

OCZ FlexXLC PC2-9200 Front OCZ FlexXLC PC2-9200 Front

OCZ FlexXLC PC2-9200 Back OCZ FlexXLC PC2-9200 Back

Holding the hefty heatspreaders in place is a total of 3 screws (one of which is hidden underneath the specs label). Unfortunately even after removing these screws the heatspreaders remained firmly attached to the modules making it totally impossible for us to get a glimpse of the memory IC's used on the PCB.

Photographing the modules also proved equally as impossible due to their highly reflective chromed surface. Every shot either contained some greasy fingerprints or a mirror image of the surrounding environment!
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Most Recent Comments

04-07-2007, 09:22:27

JN
"Looking for some water cooled ram but don't like the look of those tacky after-market heatspreaders? OCZ may well be the answer to your prayers with their lineup of hybrid water/air cooled FlexXLC modules."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...202050572s.jpg

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04-07-2007, 09:30:51

Ham
Nice job jimbo. Good set too.

04-07-2007, 09:53:40

FarFarAway
Sexy RAM

04-07-2007, 10:43:04

Rastalovich
Nice, surprized about the price, thought it`d be a bit more. $236 @ NewEgg.

I won`t admit to seeing a pic of these b4 and thinking the water things were somekind of screw-down efforts >.<

oops

04-07-2007, 16:53:21

Mr. Smith
Water cooled RAM and you never tested it under water :eh:



Now I'm left wondering what they could have done. Nice sticks though.

04-07-2007, 19:54:08

Allsorts
That's a nice o/c you managed there. I don't think I've seen a good comparison between passive/air/water cooling the RAM so it would have been interesting to see if there was much of an o/c difference.

05-07-2007, 01:20:24

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Allsorts'
That's a nice o/c you managed there. I don't think I've seen a good comparison between passive/air/water cooling the RAM so it would have been interesting to see if there was much of an o/c difference.
From what I've read at other sites there's little to no difference in OC potential. The heatspreaders already do an amazing job of keeping the modules cool - and I actually found out today that OCZ used thermal adhesive to bond the spreaders to the modules

11-07-2007, 10:44:43

Arramond
ooo i've got 4gb of these in my new rig I didn't realise they were this good I think I will do a bit of playing as I have them water cooled too.

11-07-2007, 10:49:53

Rastalovich
What if u had a tubing, with a tap, just looping the memory, filled with something like mineral oil ?
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