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OCZ Technology EL-DDR PC3500 Gold GX Memory Review

OCZ Technology EL-DDR PC3500 Gold GX Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: By default the OCZ PC3500 EL Gold Edition GX DDR memory is rated to run at up to 216 MHz (or DDR433).
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External Mfg. Website: OCZ Technology Sep 08 2005   Colin Sun  
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Max memory overclocking and Conclusions

It's great to see how individual memory stacks up against one another under stock configuration, but we're also going to show how they stack up to each other when overclocked. The results are listed below for some of the recent memory to cross PCSTATS' test bench. All memory was tested at its most lax timings as well as its most aggressive. In terms of best overall overclocking performance, PCStats currently gives more weight to the combination of moderately high speeds and low latencies (2-2-2-5) than high speeds at the expense of latency timings.

Maximum Overclocked Speeds - PCstats Results

Maximum Speed w/ Low Latency

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

OCZ PC4000 Gold DC VX 2-2-2-5 536 MHz
Mushkin HP3200 Redline 2-2-2-5 522 MHz
PDP PDC1G3200+XBLK PC3200 2-2-2-5

512 MHz

Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 2-2-2-5 508 MHz
Corsair TwinX1024-4400C25PT 2-2-2-5 506 MHz
Corsair TwinX3200XL 2-2-2-5 504 MHz
OCZ PC3500 Gold GX 2-2-2-5 500 MHz
Patriot PDC1G5600ELK PC5600 2-3-2-5 494 MHz
Centon GEMiNi PC3200 2-2-2-5 492 MHz
Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 2-2-2-5 474 MHz
OCZ PC4800 Platinum 2-2-2-5 468 MHz
Corsair Xpert Memory PC3200 2-2-2-5 442 MHz

Maximum Speed

Timings

Max Speed

Ranking

Patriot PDC1G5600ELK PC5600 3-5-5-9 674 MHz
OCZ PC4800 Platinum 2.5-4-4-10 636 MHz
Corsair TwinX1024-4400C25PT 2.5-4-4-8 624 MHz
Mushkin PC3200 LII V2 3-4-4-8 614 MHz
PDP PDC1G3200+XBLK PC3200 3-4-4-8 610 MHz
Centon GEMiNi PC3200 3-3-3-9 604 MHz
Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC4000 3-4-4-8 594 MHz
Corsair TwinX3200XL 3-4-4-8 574 MHz
OCZ PC4000 Gold DC VX 3-4-4-8 566 MHz
Mushkin HP3200 Redline 3-4-4-8 552 MHz
OCZ PC3500 Gold GX 3-4-4-8 514 MHz
Corsair Xpert Memory PC3200 2.5-3-3-6 470 MHz

The OCZ PC 3500 Gold GX does very well in the low latency tests and 500 MHz with 2-2-2-5 timings is awesome. Lowering the timings does not allow the OCZ memory to clock much higher.

Definitely worthy of its "Gamer" Title...

Gamers demand the best, and those of you who do not want to spend a lot of time tweaking will like OCZ's new PC3500 Gold GX edition memory. Most games require quick access between the processor and memory and the PC3500 Gold GX is rated to run at 217 MHz with 2-2-2-5 timings.

With a retail price of $221 CDN ($187 US), the OCZ PC3500 Gold GX memory is actually quite moderately priced. The memory features a life time warranty and I like how OCZ has a toll free 1-800 number for users to call about problems. Forum and email support is great but useless if your PC is down. ;-)

The stock performance of the OCZ PC3500 Gold GX was good, and it teams up with an Athlon64 system very nicely. Those of you who want to push the memory a bit, with 3.2V we were able to run the memory at a blistering 250 MHz while keeping 2-2-2-5 timings! We saw a decent performance boost due simply to the increased motherboard/memory combination.

There is not much to complain about with this memory, if you are looking for some good stuff, OCZ can deliver.

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Contents of Article: OCZ Technology EL-DDR PC3500 Gold GX
 Pg 1.  OCZ Technology EL-DDR PC3500 Gold GX Memory Review
 Pg 2.  Testing the OCZ PC3500 Memory
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: PCMark04, PCMark05
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, 3DMark05
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: UT2003, UT2004, Doom 3
 Pg 6.  — Max memory overclocking and Conclusions

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