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OCZ Reaper HPC Edition PC2-9200 2GB DDR2-1150 Review



In order to test this set of RAM, I’m going to be running a gauntlet of memory-intensive benchmarks to gauge the set’s performance. I’ll be running the stock timings of 5-5-5-18 at 400MHz (DDR2-800) and the stock speed DDR2-1150 at 571MHz (it isn’t actually quite 575MHz as advertised), for now. This RAM is going to be compared against some other high performance sets made by Mushkin and Crucial. I’m down-clocking the sets because I want to see how tight the timings will get at DDR2-800. The OCZ Reapers were set to 3-3-3-8 (for the DDR2-800 tests) with stock volts. Let’s get this set of RAM tested!

Test System:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Processor (2.4GHz)
  • Abit IN9 32X-Max Wi-Fi Motherboard
  • OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-9200 DDR2-1150 Memory
  • Comparison Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 (2 x 1GB) DDR2-1066 Memory
  • Comparison Memory: Mushkin XP2-9200 (2 x 1GB) DDR2-1150 Memory
  • eVGA 7950GT KO Video Card
  • Cooler Master 750watt Power Supply
  • Western Digital 160GB SATA 3.0GB/s Hard Drive
  • Seagate 80GB IDE Hard Drive
  • LG DVD-R DL Burner
  • Windows XP Professional w/ SP2
  • Turtle Beach Montego DDL Sound Card
  • Enermax Uber Chakra ATX Full Tower Case


  • CPU-Z  Version 1.40
  • Windows Task Manager
  • PCMark05 Professional
  • SiSoft Sandra XI
  • CacheMem
  • Far Cry w/ 1.4 Patch

CPU-Z:  This program gives very accurate readings for memory so we'll take a look at the stock frequency of the RAM. It clocks in at 571MHz, not quite the advertised 575MHz like I mentioned before.


Windows Task Manager:  Here is where you can see how much RAM is being recognized by Windows and how much of the RAM is being used.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Specifications
  3. Testing: CPU-Z, Task Manager
  4. Testing: PCMark05, SiSoft Sandra
  5. Testing: Cachemem, Far Cry
  6. Overclocking: Results, PCMark05, SiSoft Sandra
  7. Overclocking: Cachemem, Far Cry
  8. Conclusion
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