OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 FlexXLC Edition
Although the today’s fastest DDr2 memory from OCZ runs at 1200MHz, at the time of testing we only had a slightly slower kit working at 1150MHz, however the results for the 1200MHz kit will follow shortly, so stay tuned. Nevertheless, the kit featured in this article, OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 FlexXLC Edition, boasts a very worthy set of interesting features, too. The main one is certainly the fact that it belongs to the FlexXLC family.
The memory from OCZ FlexXLC (Xtreme Liquid Convention) series, just like Corsair Dominator, is remarkable for the cooling system designed for it. To dissipate the heat from the DDR2 memory chips OCZ uses massive heat-spreaders built from aluminum and copper parts. Being 64mm tall, featuring comb-shaped upper edge and copper plates pressed directly to the memory chips, FlexXLC system ensures very efficient cooling. However, the key feature of these heat-spreaders is definitely their ability to get connected to a liquid-cooling system. Therefore, there is through-duct in the upper aluminum part of the heat-spreaders that exits via two connecting pipes that can host thin tubes with a quarter inch inner diameter.
Note that although OCZ FlexXLC memory modules can be used with liquid cooling, the manufacturer doesn’t insist on it. This memory can also work just fine without it, the heat-spreaders surface area is large enough to ensure proper efficiency in systems with traditional air cooling.
OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 FlexXLC Edition memory kit consists of two 1GB modules that are intended for operation in dual-channel mode at 1150MHz frequency, with 5-5-5-18 timings (at 2T Command Rate) and 2.3V voltage. Moreover, the manufacturer guarantees that the modules will also remain operational even at higher 2.35V voltage during overclocking.
Each of the OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 FlexXLC Edition memory modules carries a sticker with the product part number, memory speed, default timings and capacity of each.
The modules SPD as usual reads the info ensuring best compatibility with the existing platforms. The actual working parameters of OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 FlexXLC Edition and their values are written into the EPP profile, although the voltage is stated lower by mistake (again, the data reported by Everest 4.00.976 utility is 50MHz off, in BIOS Setup the frequency is detected correctly).
You may have noticed that there is a lot in common between OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 FlexXLC Edition and above described Corsair Dominator TWIN2X2048-9136C5D, and it is not only the work modes that are similar. Both memory kits use the same Micron D9GMH (B6-3) memory chips.