OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB PC2-8500

Written by Michael Larabel in Memory on 6 July 2007. Page 5 of 5. Add A Comment


While the OCZ Flex XLC heatsink will be able to dissipate heat more effectively if you plan on taking advantage of the water cooling capabilities, for those that are not interested in seriously overclocking their memory or do not have access to water cooling, the Reaper HPC heatsink is a very effective alternative. When testing the OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 we hadn't run into any thermal issues and while no scientific tests were carried out, it appeared that the Reaper's heatpipe and extended fin array had in fact worked. We were only able to push this memory to 1125MHz with 2.35V, which is not impressive; however, with different setups and sets of modules, others have been able to push this memory further. The OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 2 x 1024MB dual channel kit costs about $175 USD, which isn't bad considering the package.

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