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The rather low timings of the OCZ memory coupled with its rather high frequency make us suspect it will be operable with the aggressive 2-3-2 timings at frequencies around 200MHz (400MHz DDR). We’ll check this shortly, though. Right now let’s have a look at the contents of the SPD chip:

Did you expect to see anything else here? The SPD info honestly copies the official specification. This should help inexperienced users deal with these modules.

We tested the OCZ PC4000 EB Dual Channel Platinum Edition kit at their default voltage of 2.8V.

Yes, these are impressive results as opposed to the performance of the other 1GB modules of DDR500 SDRAM. It seems that Infineon’s revision C chips are the best choice for 1GB DDR SDRAM DIMMs today. The OCZ PC4000 EB Dual Channel Platinum Edition memory has proved its versatility: although the manufacturer positions it as DDR500 SDRAM, it can function at the aggressive 2-3-2-10 timings, too. With these timings the modules could work at 219MHz (438MHz DDR) frequency. The maximum frequency they were stable at with the relaxed 3-4-4-10 timings was 275MHz (550MHz DDR).

This memory from OCZ reacted positively to higher voltages. For example, we made this memory work at 282MHz (564MHz DDR) with 3-4-4-10 latencies after we increased the voltage to 3.0V.

Thus, the OCZ PC4000 EB Dual Channel Platinum Edition kit is not only a universal solution for overclockers who want to use 1GB modules, but also features excellent overclockability in its class.

 
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