OCZ 2GB PC2-6400 Vista Upgrade Edition - Page 5

..:: Overclocking Results ::..

And now it’s time for what you’ve all been waiting for, overclocking results. For our overclocking tests, I chose to go with a voltage of 1.96V which should certainly be achievable across virtually all motherboard lines. This is also a tinge above the 1.85V +5% EVP rating. I attempted to boot the system at several CAS, RAS, etc. ratings below the rated 5-5-5-15 at 800MHz to no avail. Once the system booted and was certified stable at 5-5-5-15, 800MHz I began to slowly up the speeds and re-examine stability.

When all was said and done, the mark where I found stability to begin to drop was around 850MHz. I was a little disappointed with this meager overclock, but these modules are being marketed to the upgrade crowd, not the overclocking crowd so they shouldn’t be held in the same light for overclocking performance.

..:: Conclusion ::..

The OCZ Vista Upgrade 2GB kit certainly earns my mark of approval. The RAM performed as advertised under a Windows Vista operating environment, and although the overclocking capabilities were lacking in respect to what we’re used to from a performance oriented OCZ product, there was still some headroom available. These modules and specifically this 2GB kit are design to supplement existing DDR2 for the upgrade to Windows Vista. While much of the performance between itself and the competition was meager, the true gains from an additional one 1-2GB of RAM can be experienced in application load times, overall smoothness in gaming etc. There can be little to no doubt that for the enthusiast 2GB is the new floor for an acceptable amount of RAM. I personally would recommend more if it’s in your budget. Overall, the OCZ Vista Upgrade Edititon 2GB kit offered up everything it was designed for, and a little extra.