“The default speed for a 2:10 multiplier on a Core i3/i5 CPU is 1333MHz, and most will know too well that that even lower priced Intel H55/P55 Motherboards can support a 200 BCLK. If you like to dabble in the dark art of overclocking there are a few good reasons to choose a 2000MHz (PC3-16000) RAM kit. Firstly you have the options of lower voltage and tighter timings at lower speeds, and next you have the added benefit of higher memory bandwidth at the top speed. Last but not least though is the overclocking headroom, sure you could try to push your 1600MHz kit to 2000MHz but there are not too many kits that will do that, and you will certainly have to pay a premium. OCZ have a broad range of DDR3 RAM from basic to extreme, today Benchmark reviews will be testing the Blade ST 2000MHz Low Voltage Dual Channel 4GB Kit (PN: OCZ3BST2000LV4GK) for your reading pleasure.”
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- OCZ Flex EX PC3-17000 8GB CL10 Memory Review @ Hardware Canucks
- OCZ DDR 1600MHz Platinum Extreme Low Voltage @ Pro-Clockers
- Kingston HyperX T1 Dual Channel 4GB DDR3-2000MHz CL9 240-Pin DIMM Kit Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Patriot G Series PC3-10666 8GB @ Legion Hardware
- OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 6GB Triple Channel Kit Review @ Neoseeker
The 4GB OCZ Blade ST 2000MHz Low Voltage DDR3 kit has quite a bit going for it, from its 9-9-9-24 timings @ 1.65v to the ease it adds to those looking to overclock an LGA1156 CPU. A little tweaking to the BCLK is much easier when your RAM is happy to run at those speeds, removing it as a cause of instability when you are overclocking. Drop by BenchMark Reviews to see these DIMMs in action.