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Old November 10, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Default OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 8GB CL10 Memory Review Comment Thread

As memory prices have been falling, manufacturers have jumped on the “more is better” bandwagon and are releasing kits with absolutely massive capacities. In this review we take a look at OCZ’s new Flex EX series which features the best of both worlds: two 4GB modules and a speed rating of PC3-17000 or DDR3-2133 in layman’s terms.

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Old November 10, 2010, 10:32 PM
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Great review.

It seems like the biggest failing of the watercooled memory aside from the price and the questionable value of it is actually finding the right fittings for it.
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Ok so they put a watercooling heatsink on ram that isn't even that good? Seriously...I would have use Elpida Hyper to get a real value out of it.
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Old November 10, 2010, 11:11 PM
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Really a shame about the use of aluminum but for benching it wouldn't be that bad.
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nice. still, the lackluster contact, even for 'higher end' kits like this is bad,real bad. you can of course ghetto something up to force them together without breaking a sweat in court.

overall good jobbe, and props for fearlessly linking to another enthusiast board :)
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Old November 11, 2010, 04:53 AM
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Woah, it's like 3oh6 jumped out of the woodwork! Haha.

Nice review. It's really too bad about these sticks. Could have been much more. On second thought, I can't believe how errors occur at 37C. I mean, wouldn't you think that with a computer that is also watercooling a CPU and GPU have the temps way over that still? It wouldn't justify even using watercooling...
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Haha, yeah, woke up out of my slumber sort of speak...but not fully awake yet

The hardest part for me is trying to get 1/8" into my 1/2" loop. I am still looking and might find a way. I tried a couple jimmy rigged setups that ended in puddles on my desk. We'll see. I am quite curious to see what temps are with water and how much more voltage would help clocks.

As for the 37C temp Eric, keep in mind the temp probe isn't right in contact with the top of the IC...I would imagine that temperature to be higher. The temp probe placement might not be the best, but at least it was identical for both the with, and without, heat sink comparison; that was the best option.
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Old November 11, 2010, 07:15 AM
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I would have thought that for direct IC temperature probing, it would be even all throughout. I guess not haha.
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