OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 2GB DDR2 Kit
Published: 30th April 2007 | Source: OCZ | Price: |
There's no question in my mind that the heatpipe design of the Reaper modules is more than just a gimmick. Throughout the review the aluminum heatspreader part of the modules remained cool, with the fin array radiating most of the heat into the surrounding environment. Unfortunately this didn't seem to help our in our efforts to break any previous review records with this kit, managing a middling DDR2-1156 overclock and timings of 5-4-4-8. I would have expected better from modules based on Micron D9 IC's, but as always overclocking is just pot luck and there's every chance that another Reaper kit could perform much better.
Retailing for around £145, the modules are certainly priced extremely competitively when compared with some other PC2-8500 kits we've reviewed recently. In addition to this, the lifetime guarantee, warranty up to 2.35v and effective heatspreader design certainly certainly adds extra value and features not see on kits from other manufacturers.
• Innovative heatpipe cooling (effectively moves heat away from the modules).
• Excellent looks and build quality.
• Reasonable overclock to DDR2-1156.
• Great value for money.
• Our sample kit didn't seem to respond very well to tight timings.
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