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Old September 27, 2007, 11:18 PM
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Default OCZ Platinum PC3-10666 2x1GB @ O2

I never even thought of posting a link to an O2 review here but why not? It may be of interest and some folks here might not have seen it.

This particular kit of DDR3 wasn't that impressive as far as overclocking goes but there are a few nice DDR3 to DDR2 comparisons in there worth taking a look at.


Even the lower-end DDR3 is pretty much all but equal with DDR2-1200 5-5-5 is what I am finding. Sure its a lot more expensive than a kit that may do DDR2-1200 but not a whole more more expensive than some kits that are rated at DDR2-1200.

OCZ Platinum PC3-10666 2x1GB @ O2

I should have a lot more fun in the next couple of days as another present from the DDR3 gods has been sanctioned for me...lets just say its from *rucial so you know its the good stuff
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Old September 27, 2007, 11:54 PM
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very interesting. I look forward to seeing more results. I have lots of DDR2, including some of the stuff that's rated at >1200 5-5-5, but I don't have any DDR3 to play with yet.
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Old September 28, 2007, 06:13 AM
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Personally, I think some of the overclocking results can be chalked up to the immaturity of the X38 chipset used on the P5K3.
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Old September 28, 2007, 08:23 AM
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P5K3 = P35...P5E3 = X38

The P5K3 is pretty much the standard all RAM manufacturers have asked me to use with DDR3 reviews, including the Micron based DDR3-1800 7-7-7 kits. It definitely isn't the motherboard or the chipset causing the poor OC'ing...the IC these sticks use just don't like anything other than CL7 for the most part which really hampers the memory from stretching its legs with loose timings.
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Old September 28, 2007, 08:39 AM
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OH, that's RIGHT. I need another coffee....oy.

Interesting that Micron would ask you to use that particular mobo for their DDR3-1800 considering it supports up to DDR3-1333 natively....then again it can supposedly OC memory above the 1800Mhz mark.

It should be interesting to see what I can squeeze out of the Corsair DDR3 with my Asus Blitz.
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You're told not X38 for a reason! P35 cannot sustain high ramclocks for extended periods. It can run, and bench, but the chipset will die a sudden death from the current required by the micron IC's. Just got home from mailing MY blitz in...no longer stable with 4 sticks. mem's fine in other rig, completed 25hr stability test. Something they did to allow it to clock so well seems to be it's ultimate Doom....and hence the X48...which should fix this bug in X38. Until then, X38 is not considered stable NOR IS IT RELEASED YET!!!!



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Old September 28, 2007, 09:51 AM
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Hold on.....are you saing that the P35 AND the X38 cannot sustain high ram clocks? What frequency were you using your ram at?

As far as I know, the OCZs are Elpida chips.....

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Old September 29, 2007, 12:25 AM
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yeah, more info please cadaveca. your information is a little confusing and contradicting i think. perhaps a misprint somewhere in there. either way, i am certainly interested as this is the first i have heard of such a thing.

on a side note, just got my Ballistix PC3-12800 today and have started putting them through their paces on the P5K3-Dlx. will be starting at 800MHz 8-7-6-20 1T @ 1.80v (DMM measured) and going up from there. will start a thread for that once i have a few results to post up.
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Check around boys...populate all slots and let 'em rip. 1100DDR2 or 1600DDR3 seem to be problematic.

In regards to the bug, well...I WON'T buy a x38 board.

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