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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
OCZ 6GB 1600MHz CL7 DDR3 OCZ3P1600LV6GK
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: OCZ DDR3
DDR3 Series Results
RAM Testing Methodology
Performance Test Results
Triple-Channel DDR3 Final Thoughts
OCZ3P1600LV6GK Memory Kit Conclusion

OCZ 6GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Kit

In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the performance of a top-speed triple-channel product for the Intel Core i7 platform. The OCZ 6GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory kit OCZ3P1600LV6GK will be compared against several other products and benchmarked for bandwidth and gaming performance. Are the higher speeds worth the money, or can this memory kit overclock to their level? By the end of this article, you'll have your answer.

System memory is one of the most over-looked hardware components in computer systems. When it comes to 32-bit Operating Systems like Windows XP and Vista, only 4GB of memory can be mapped and utilized. However with 64-bit version of the Windows Operating System becoming gaining popularity, only the physical limitations of the motherboard can restrict the user-mode virtual address space. So with applications demanding greater memory overhead, once again it has better to use as memory as can be installed into the system.

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But not all memory is made the same; and even memory of the same speed can have different consumer targets. OCZ offers something for everyone, and there isn't a desktop computer made that they don't offer an upgrade for. Casual users can take advantage of their warranty and support, as well as getting tips from their support forum for better performance. Enthusiasts and overclockers can match the memory kit that best suits their needs. Even gamers are given special attention, even though system memory has very little impact on a games performance.

About the company: OCZ Technologyocz_logo_200px.png

Entering the memory market in August 2000, OCZ Technology was built around the determination to manufacture the best high speed DDR and RDRAM. OCZ was founded by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, and their commitment to the end-user has not digressed. OCZ Technology has been an innovator in many areas.

We were the first manufacturer to make Dual Channel optimized memory available to the public, which originally took advantage of nVidia's Twinbank or Dual DDR architecture, found in their nForce chipset. We have now taken that technology and tailored it for the Canterwood, and Granite Bay chipset's. OCZ developed and was the first to implement ULN technology, which has been a critical element in the manufacturing process for some time.

We at OCZ diligently work to improve communication with CPU and motherboard chipset manufacturers prior to the release of their products. Only in this manner can we fine-tune the memory's SPD settings, ensuring a synergistic relationship between the memory module, memory controller, and microprocessor. In today's rapidly evolving semiconductor industry, such communication is not simply research, but a necessary component of the manufacturing process.



 

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# my ddr3 ram wont lock into motherboardtheodore hastreiter 2010-02-18 13:26
i just bought some ocz ddr3 6gb sticks and i cant seem to lock them into place it seems the notches are to high my motherboard is a asus m4a77td pro and my ram is OCZ 6gb OCZ3P1333LV6GK DDR3 PC3-10666 1333 can someone plz send their opinion to my email.
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# Without O/C how can we get better performance with PC12800 ?bsquare 2010-11-29 23:59
I've read that intel i7 (particularly 920, 930 ... 950) was limited to equivalent of PC10600.
So without overclocking, HOW can we get better performance with PC12800 (compared to PC10600) ?

Best regards
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# OC Yes....BruceBruce 2010-11-30 05:14
The primary benefit to the higher memory speeds is the ability to keep up with the CPU as it is overclocked, IMHO.
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# RE: OCZ 6GB 1600MHz CL7 DDR3 OCZ3P1600LV6GKbsquare 2010-11-30 05:17
Ok; but without O/C ?!
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# Not just IntelBruceBruce 2010-11-30 05:27
The motherboard manufacturers have been more accomodating than Intel, and have provided additional multiplier settings on most enthusiast products. This allows you to run the memory at the higher speeds, even though Intel never designed the CPU/Chipset to do so.
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# RE: OCZ 6GB 1600MHz CL7 DDR3 OCZ3P1600LV6GKbsquare 2010-11-30 05:32
Hum ... so YES without overclocking, we can get better performance with PC12800, against PC10600, thanks to motherboard technology; right ?
Is it still true with PC17066 ... and PC19200 ?
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# RE: RE: OCZ 6GB 1600MHz CL7 DDR3 OCZ3P1600LV6GKBruceBruce 2010-11-30 21:46
One of the best demonstrations of what you're asking about is here on this site, this 2500 MHz kit that was tested recently.

benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=616&Itemid=67&limit=1&limitstart=6
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# RE: OCZ 6GB 1600MHz CL7 DDR3 OCZ3P1600LV6GKbsquare 2010-12-01 00:09
Thx for information but it confirms overclocking is needed to benefit from such higher frequencies.
My question still exists without overclocking; what is the higher frequencies we can benefit with an core i7 950 ?
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# RE: OCZ 6GB 1600MHz CL7 DDR3 OCZ3P1600LV6GKbsquare 2010-12-02 05:20
WITHOUT overclocking; what is the higher frequencies we can benefit with an core i7 950 ?
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