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OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Black Edition

Michael Larabel

Published on 27 April 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
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The OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Black Edition 4GB memory kit ran very well with our AMD 890GX motherboard bearing a triple-core AMD processor. While OCZ has a larger selection of memory designed for Intel's latest Core i5/i7 processors, the OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK kit shows they can design a great offering for AMD hardware too. We had no problems running the DDR3-1600MHz with its 8-8-8 timings at 1.65V and then also dropping the frequency and tightening the timings as well. When overclocking this memory it was easy to hit DDR3-1720MHz and could have likely pushed these DDR3 PC3-12800 modules even further had we spent more time tweaking and used a different CPU/motherboard combination. While the memory kit supports AMD OverDrive profiles, there is currently no such Linux support, so that feature is irrelevant at this point.

We are happy with this OCZ DDR3 memory kit for AMD hardware as it works well, is backed by OCZ's reputable lifetime warranty, and retails for around $130 USD (at NewEgg), which is modest for a high-end 2 x 2GB DDR3 kit.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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