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The modules SPD is quite standard. There you can find the specified timings, but the frequency is lowered to 1600MHz, which allows these modules to run at 1.5V voltage that most mainboard set by default. Cell Shock memory doesn’t support profiles or XMP.

The practical experiments with Cell Shock DDR3-1800 showed that this memory boasts pretty good overclocking potential, partially thanks to the opportunity to increase its voltage above the specified value. For example, when we raised the voltage to 2.0V, like on most DDR3-1800 memory kits from other makers, the 1800MHz frequency could be achieved even with 7-7-7-20 timings, which was a very good result. With the default voltage of 1.9V Cell Shock ran stably at 1788MHz with the same timing settings.

Cell Shock DDR3-1800 conquers pretty impressive frequencies even with less aggressive timings of 8-8-8-24. The memory overclocked and ran stably at 1900MHz with default 1.9V voltage. The result got even better if we raised the voltage above the nominal.


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The results on the screenshot above were obtained at 2.0V voltage. However, as soon as we changed the voltage to higher 2.1V, the overclocking potential worsened. It seems to indicate that we exhausted the efficiency of Cell Shock heat-spreaders.

The complete list of obtained results for cell Shock memory is given in the table below. There you can see the maximum frequency we managed to achieve for this memory kit with different timings and voltage settings.

Cell Shock CS3222580

Timings

Voltage

Maximum frequency

6-6-6-18

1.9 V

1549 MHz

7-7-7-20

1.9 V

1788 MHz

7-7-7-20

2.0 V

1808 MHz

8-8-8-24

1.9 V

1900 MHz

8-8-8-24

2.0 V

1908 MHz

8-8-8-24

2.1 V

1908 MHz

As for the best timings that Cell Shock memory can support at the default 1800MHz frequency, they equaled 7-6-5-18 at 2.0V voltage.


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This is pretty high-performance work mode that we managed to achieve only with elite Corsair Dominator TWIN3X2048-1800C7DF G modules before. However, even Corsair memory loses to Cell Shock solution when it comes to maximum frequencies at 8-8-8-24 timings. As a result, we have every right to conclude that the Cell Shock memory from the German manufacturer debuted not just successfully but remarkably on our site.

 
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