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  • Revisiting OCZ PC3500 Plat LE BH-5 @250mhz 3.18v

    Dam i decided to see what cooling memory will do for ocs and man I'm surprised by 1GB OCZ PC3500 Plat LE BH-5 on AI7 at 3.18v

    no cooling

    max prime stable = 240mhz 2-2-2-6 667fsb strap A-A-A-D-D
    max benchable = 242mhz 2-2-2-6 667fsb strap A-A-4-D-D

    strapped 60x38mm delta 50-60cfm fan on the top mid section of the ram modules with TT fan speed control set to high

    max prime stable = not yet tested but can do super pi 32M at 245mhz 2-2-2-6 so far
    max benchable = 250mhz 2-2-2-6/7 667fsb strap A-A-A-D-D

    updated to 17 official bios and increased unbuffered scores!

    250mhz 2-2-2-7 at 3.18v vdimm

    with 16beta1 bios

    250mhz 2-2-2-7 @ 3.18v vdimm

    242mhz 2-2-2-6 @ 3.18v vdimm

    Note: cpuz on AI7 reports wrong cpu/ram ratio when NB Strap 667fsb is used and swaps 1:1 and 5:4 around.

    here's 17 bios with 250mhz 2-2-2-7 at 3.18v vdimm

    128MB Gigacube 9800PRO Extreme @ stock 398/351x2 speed
    Cat 4.3

    compare url =
    Last edited by eva2000; 05-26-2004, 07:41 AM.

  • #2
    Gotta love the BH-5's. . . .


    • #3
      I whant BH5 or EB's, not for me, but for a review. I whant to do a review of PC4200 vs BH5/6


      • #4
        let me relieve your curiousity

        2.8C @ 280fsb
        2x 512MB OCZ PC4400 Performance series @ 280mhz 3-4-4-7 at 2.85v vdimm
        P48C00-E 1016 bios



        • #5
          further comparison

          Epox 4PCA3+
          2x 256MB KHX3200K2/512 BH-5 @ 250mhz 2-2-2-6 at 3.28v vdimm


          256MB still aren't as fast as 512MB sticks in dual channel on P4


          • #6
            But youre lucky, coze if I do the review(that is depending if they acceot the review request), it will be both 1GB coze my PC4200 are 1GB, and I have specified that I whant a fair comparasion.


            • #7
              Cooling RAM

              Cool results (pun intended).

              Looks like air cooling is worth 10MHz on the FSB. I am looking at cooling the RAM in case this is the reason why I have errors with Q-PI.

              Did you use a kit or pull soemthing off the shelf? Have you heard of a kit (something like plug-snap--n-go?). I have seen one from Thermaltake but it looks like thier fan is integrated with heat spreaders (I would have to take off the heat spreaders on the OCZ RAM before I could use the Thermaltake cooling unit - not found of doing that).

              Thanks for sharing your results.

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              • #8
                Snafu i just placed the Delta 60x38mm 50-60cfm fan onto of the 2 ram sticks in the middle. Taped a piece of cardboard on one side of the fan so it flushed against the side of ram stick in dimm slot #3 and taped the cardboard to the ram stick using masking tape. Then taped other side of the fan to the Corsair Hydrocool's waterblock retention spring on my the P4 bracket.

                Posted pics here

                Last edited by eva2000; 05-25-2004, 02:15 PM.


                • #9
                  wow updated my AI7 board's bios from 16beta1 to 17 and increased my unbuffered scores @ 250mhz 2-2-2-7 to >3800MB/s (see first post)!