OCZ PC2-6400 Titanium 2Gb DC Kit
Published: 12th March 2007 | Source: OCZ Technology | Price: |
Processor: Intel Core2Duo E6600 "Conroe"
Motherboard: Asus P5B Deluxe wifi/ app (Configure DRAM timing by SPD turned off)
Graphics Card: ASUS EN8800 GTS 640Mb
Hard Disks: 2x Western Digital 80gb SATA-II 8mb Cache (RAID0)
Power Supply: Silverstone ST60F 600W PSU
Operating System: Windows XP SP2
The first test involved ensuring that the memory could run stable at stock speeds. This may seem a bit of a strange test, but unfortunately some modules we've tested here at OC3D in the past have fallen over at this first hurdle. I'm pleased to say that the OCZ Titanium passed the stock testing with flying colours, managing to run at 5-4-4-15 / DDR2-800 with 2.1v on our Asus P5B Deluxe test bed.
I would have liked to have run these modules at (1T) but unfortunately the P5B Deluxe's bios doesn't allow setting the Command Rate to either 1 or 2T. Potential customers looking at purchasing this RAM could do well to invest in a motherboard like the ASUS P5N-E as a minimum. I have included 4-4-4-15 (2T) benchmarks in this review, but bear in mind that at 4-4-4-15 (1T), the performance would typically be better by around 3-5% in most cases.
Although I must say, when I first inserted the modules into slot 1 and 2 (yellow on a P5B) my computer wouldn't boot. I then tried them in slots 3 and 4 they fired up straight away. After approximately 30 mins of testing I returned the modules to slot 1 and 2 and they worked flawlessly.
5-4-4-15 (2T) Timings @ Stock Speed (400Mhz / 2.1v)
5-5-5-15 Timings @ Highest Frequency (555Mhz / 2.3v)
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. After a little tweaking the modules managed impressive timings of 4-3-3-12 - not a bad result for modules designed to run at a little more relaxed timings of 5-4-4-15 on a non-EPP based motherboard.
For the benchmark phase of our review, the OCZ PC2-6400 Titanium DC 2Gb kit was subjected to popular benchmarks at OC3D in order to illustrate outright performance. All benchmarks were run three times and an average taken to guarantee uniformity of the results. Now let's head over to the next page to see how the modules performed in the benchmarks.