Earlier this year we had reviewed OCZ's Flex XLC memory, which was great if you planned on water cooling your memory with its Xtreme Liquid Convection heatspreaders, but if water near your computer system frights you, OCZ recently introduced a new alternative that uses a heat-pipe conduit for cooling your DDR2 memory. This cooper cooling solution is patent-pending and is designed to transfer the heat away from the memory through the copper heat-pipe and to an aluminum fin array. The memory at hand today is the OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC edition, which runs at DDR2-1066 with 5-5-5-15 timings and is backed by an OCZ lifetime warranty.
· 1066MHz DDR2
· EPP 5-5-5-15
· Available in 2GB (2 x 1024MB) Dual Channel Kits
· OCZ Lifetime Warranty
· 2.3 Volts
· 240 Pin DIMM
· Patent-pending Reaper HPC Heatsink
· 2.35V EVP
Like other OCZ system memory products we have reviewed, the OCZ Reaper HPC was packaged in an extruded plastic container. We've had no problems with this type of packaging and it has worked great. OCZ's lifetime warranty for its memory is among the best in the industry, but if that is not enough, the OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 memory has an EVP (Extended Voltage Protection) rating of 2.35V before it will void the warranty. The OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 memory shipped as a 2 x 1GB dual channel kit with a part number of OCZ2RPR10662GK.