OCZ PC2-6400 Special Ops DDR2 2gb Kit

Test Setup & Settings

Test Setup

Processor: Intel Core2Duo X6800 "Conroe"
Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe (unmodded)
Graphics Card: Sapphire ATI X1900XT 512mb
Hard Disks: 2x Hitachi Deskstar 80gb SATA-II 8mb Cache (RAID0)
Power Supply: PCP&C Silencer 850w
Operating System: Windows XP SP2


Settings

When benchmarking the OCZ Special Ops I wanted to be sure to cover all angles. Some people like to run their memory at low latencies, some like to run their memory at high frequencies, whilst others prefer a mixture of both settings. Below is some information regarding the testing procedures and their results:


Stock Settings: 5-5-5-12 / 400mhz / 2.0v

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The OCZ PC2-6400 Special Ops passed the first test with flying colours. Managing to run at stock timings, speed and voltage may seem like something you'd expect of all DDR2 memory on the market, however some modules we've tested in the past have had compatibility issues with our test systems and failed to work at all.


Lowest Timings @ Stock Frequency: 4-4-4-10 / 400mhz / 2.2v

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It is well known that gamers prefer to run their memory at low latencies (rather than high frequencies) as this is an easily tweakable setting and provides decent benefits in most games. With this in mind, I increased the voltage to 2.2v and set about finding the lowest stable timings that these modules were capable of at stock frequencies.

After a little tweaking (and 9hrs of Prime95 stability testing) the modules managed impressive timings of 4-4-4-10. This is very good for modules designed to run at more relaxed timings of 5-5-5-12 and certainly took me by surprise.


Highest Frequency @ Stock Timings: 5-5-5-12 / 465mhz / 2.2v

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The OCZ Special Ops doesn't disappoint when it comes to overclocking either. Managing a respectable 16% increase from DDR2-800 to DDR2-930, these modules should give reasonable overclocking headroom on most systems.


Combination Frequency & Timings: 4-5-5-10 / 427mhz / 2.2v

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Going for a balance between tight timings and high frequencies the Special Ops was able to achieve latency settings of 4-5-5-10 at DDR2-855. With a bit more voltage I'm fairly confident that these could have gone higher, but this would have taken the modules above 2.2v and thus voided their warranty.

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Most Recent Comments

09-10-2006, 10:34:27

JN
"Fed up of boring looking memory sticks? Don't want your PC to be seen while you are in the Jungle? Maybe you're just a gamer in need of some high performance DDR2? Enter the OCZ Special Ops PC2-6400 2gb kit..."

Linkage

09-10-2006, 10:37:00

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Don't want your PC to be seen while you are in the Jungle?
*still recovering from laughing*

mwahahahaha :rollingla

*gasp*Ye they OC ok*gasp*

09-10-2006, 10:38:49

WC Annihilus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kempez
*still recovering from laughing*

mwahahahaha :rollingla

*gasp*Ye they OC ok*gasp*
O god, I just noticed that :rollingla Look nice

Edit: O quick note, the 1st 2 pics on the 1st page are links instead of pics

09-10-2006, 10:48:54

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by WC Annihilus
O god, I just noticed that :rollingla Look nice

Edit: O quick note, the 1st 2 pics on the 1st page are links instead of pics
Eh? The pics display fine for me. Can u not see them?

09-10-2006, 17:04:44

ionicle
:rollingla :rollingla :rollingla Back garden picture! :rollingla :rollingla :rollingla

10-10-2006, 00:22:44

WC Annihilus
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Eh? The pics display fine for me. Can u not see them?
Well, it was at school, so I wouldn't be too surprised if it was just those comps being dumb (actually, I would bet on it really, heh). At home now, can see em fine

10-10-2006, 14:26:43

kimandsally
One thing that I often think about is the special heatspreaders are then coverd on each stick with the warranty and data sticker, I wonder how much difference it would make if they were taken off?

10-10-2006, 16:40:44

FarFarAway
Not that much tbh I don't think

11-10-2006, 05:41:08

PV5150
Great review again Jim, and the price is certainly very appealing
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