CellShock PC2-9200 (DDR2-1150) 2GB Kit

Test Setup & Overclocking

Test Setup

To ensure that all reviews on Overclock3D are fair, consistent and unbiased, a standard set of hardware and software is used whenever possible during the comparative testing of two or more products. The configuration and software used in this review can be seen below:

 OCZ FlexXLC PC2-9200
CellShock PC2-9200Kingston HyperX PC2-9600*
Intel Core2Duo E4300
Asus P5K Deluxe
Graphics Card
XpertVision ATI X1950Pro PCI-E 512mb (Stock)
Hard Disk
Hitachi Deskstar 80GB 7K80 SATA2 7200RPM 8mb
CPU Cooling
Stock Intel Aluminium Cooler
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP (SP2) 32bit - Latest Patches
Memory Frequency*
575mhz (DDR2-1150)
Memory Latency*
* The timings and frequency (mhz) of the Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 kit have been adjusted to match that of the CellShock PC2-9200 kit in order to produce more comparable results.

• Sisoft Sandra XI SP2 (CPU, Memory & HDD tests)
• Everest Memory Benchmarks
• SuperPI Mod v1.4 (1m and 16m)
• Quake 4
• Counter-Strike:Source
• F.E.A.R
• 3DMark05
• 3DMark06


With all three kits set to 5-5-5-18 timings and a voltage of 2.35v, I set out to find their maximum stable overclock. After a little tweaking and several hours of ORTHOS and 32m SuperPI stability testing, the following results were acheived:

CellShock PC2-9200 Max Overclock

No doubt it was going to be pretty hard for the CellShock PC2-9200 to beat the monsterous 660mhz overclock obtained by the OCZ FlexXLC in a recent review. However, the CellShock still managed to give the higher stock-clocked PC2-9600 Kingston modules a run for their money, beating them by a reasonable 10mhz to sit comfortably in the middle of the leaderboard with a top overclock of 620mhz (DDR-1240).

CellShock PC2-9200 Lowest Timings

Reducing the speed of the CellShock to DDR2-800 allowed the memory timings to be tightened all the way down to a very impressive 3-3-3-6. This brings the CellShock PC2-9200 kit directly in line with the other kits tested from Kingston and OCZ.
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Most Recent Comments

08-08-2007, 10:14:14

Mr. Smith
Those sticks did well there Jimbo, nice review too.

Personally, I'd buy 4gb of the cellshock 6400 stuff over this.You get 4gb of 6400 for almost the same price of 2gb of this 9200 ram. The 6400 sticks OC to near 9200 speeds...

Still nice sticks mindQuote

08-08-2007, 10:34:28

heh heh really nice review, my favourite part is:

The Bad:

-Not a sausageQuote

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