Date Joined: 09/22/03
Pros: Fast, quiet, small form factor, power efficient, overclockable, clean and excellent build quality. It also runs very cool with the fan only at 60 to 70% it's not very loud, not as loud as my 3X GTX 570 at full blast.
Cons: Price .........way overpriced, but still worth it. Should overclock more but it's almost at its limits.
Overall Review: Since I upgraded my E770 (X58 Classified 3) with a full board waterblock and a Rocketraid 2720 SGL raid card I wanted the same performance I had with my 3 GTX 570's tri sli. Well I had to overclock the 570's to 795 core and the memory to 1947 to get 14850 3DMark11. GTX sig 2 sli
with memory at 1600 and everything else at default settings I get 14883 3Dmark11 and no overclock on the cards. Enough said. i970, classified 3, mushkin 12 gb redline 7-7-724 1T, GTX 680 Sig 2 sli, 4 vertrex 4's in raid 0, rocket raid 2720 SGL, Seasonic X1250 PS, XSPC HD block and radiator, swiftech 655 pump xspc resovoir for 655, Cosmos 2 other assortment of expensive items.
Pros: In regards to udate on ssd who states his tech knowledge i a 5. You are right trim is not supported in raid configuration. I have four of these 256 gB ssd's in raid ) and I do not have a problem.
1. Update firmware
2. use parted magic for secure erase.
load your back of your OS.
3. You should should have updated your firmware to 000F
Pros: More than enough power. Fan is still quiet. So far so good.
System is running the way it should.........wicked fast.
Cons: I noticed that the 12V rail was still jumping around while my system was idle. Since Corsair did the right thing and sent me a new complete ps with cables etc., I change the 24 pin the two cpu cables and six PCI express cables. The rails are now steady at idle.
Overall Review: I noticed that the new cables had silver metal connectors. The old set had gold. Maybe Corsair found a problem with the cables and corrected that also. My system is fast and stable now. I hope this ps holds up. I am running a i970 swiftech hd cpu block, EK_FB full mobo waterblock, 3 gtx 570's, XSPC EX360 with push pull fans (San Ace and SCYTHE) swiftech 655 pump w/res 4 other case fans akasa 30 watt fan controler, 2 750 seagate hybrids (raid 0), one WD 750 Black, mushkin redline 12gb 7-7-7-24 1T 1600 mhz, XFI Fatality Pro all installed in a Cosmos II.
Pros: Very, Very, Very fast. Able to overclock 6-8-6-20 1T at 1800 mhz with stock volts and the processor i7 920 DO stepping at 3808 mhz.
Overall Review: Don't buy that uber expensive nonsense buy these they are one of the fastest sets out today trust me I have more than enough experience with memory modules. I was an ocz member............mushkin just took its place.
This memory can overclock to over 2000 mhz with ease.
The ones with the ascent heat spreaders are the same modules so if you are average in knowledge please do the research before posting and throwing off someone else who is thinking of purchasing these smoking fast modules.
Pros: Fast Stable, works with 8 gigs, Low timings
Overall Review: Just an update it does work at 4-4-3-15 2T and also with the timings of 4-3-3-15 2T. This is with 4 gigs and 8 gigs intalled. Right now I'm still running 8gigs at 5-4-3-15 1T 2.15 Vdimm and my system still flys.
Pros: Fast, runs 1t at 5-4-4-15 TRC 28 with 8 gigs. Option to water cool
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: I have an EVGA 780 F.T.W., E8500 @ 4275, EVGA 260 216 core 55nm in sli at 700C, 1502 shader and 2408 Memory and 8 gigs of OCZ Flex 4GB (2X4) at 900mhz 5-4-4-15 1T. PC Power @ Cooling 750 Quad, Thermaltake V1 cooler, 750 WD and 500 Wd HD's Sony DVD Burner and DVD Drive, Vista Ultimate 64 SP1. If you are running Vista 64 or 32 you can't go wrong with this memory. OCZ has not failed to do 1T at the above settings. My system smokes. Crysis at 1680 x 1050 on very high settings with Vsync avg fps 55. End of story ....buy ocz..and I'm running 8 gigs!!!!!!!!!!
Cons: Not much faster than a 8800DT. Purchased 2 for sli and it was a mistake. Dosen't render properly textures in games are missing. These cards were manufactured improperly and are defective.
Overall Review: EVGA should have known better than to distribute nonsense like this.
Pros: To the guy below these are made to run at 1150 with 2 gigs not 4.
Pros: Same as 4 gigs. Once you fill all four slots your oc capabilities diminish.
Overall Review: There was only one instance in where I saw 4 slots filled and 1200 mhz was reached. That was at xtremesystems.org and it was using cr65*al 10 anniveresy modules along with another set of 667 cr&^5als.
Pros: Fast easy set up, uses a wide variety of memory modules, ( make sure you burn them in first ), E8400 worked right out of the box. MSI Forums are one of the best, other users are very knowledgable and help you out if you have a problem.
Cons: The bios is buggy, version 1.0. There is a new one out version 1.1 but it cuts back on voltages. Do not use the live bios update utility. MSI has a forum and utility that has a high success rate for flashing the mobo bios.
Overall Review: If you go to the forums on MSI's website you can download the performance bios (P04), for people who have problems with quad cores and overclocking. With a little bios maturity this board will be off the hook. Before you overclock run whatever setup you have for at least 2 weeks before overclocking and also burn in your memory. I'm lucky I do not have the video corruption bug. P7N Plat bios P04, Teamxtreem PC6400 cas 3 at 1034 mhz (4-4-4-8 2T TRC 18) 2.2 volts E8400 3833 mHz, 1750 FSB, PC Power and Cooling Quad 750, EVGA 8800GT's SLI with Akimbo coolers and bios, Rosewill Z3 Cooler, Sony 830 DVRW, Sony DVD Rom, Samsung 22" 2MS monitor, WD 750 sata and 500 sata, creative elite pro sc, logitech E5300 speakers, G15 keyboard and G9 mouse.
Pros: This memory is very good. Sometimes you have to burn the memory in so it can run properly and overclock. This memory is specified to run at 1200mhz with 2 gigs not 4. So before you purchase please do the research. You very seldom run 4 gigs over 1100 mhz.
Overall Review: I have the 9200 extremes also and I had to burn them in before they performed above spec.
Pros: Fast, good build quality, hand picked D9GMH chips, doesn't need 2.4 volts to run at 3-4-3-9 1T or 2T, clocks to 1200 mhz with just 2.2 volts (5-5-5-18 2T), performs well with various timings and settings, ( 4-4-4-9 2T 1067 mhz).
Overall Review: I'm running these on a MSI P7N SLI, which is very picky about memory.....besides O@Z these are the fastest modules I have ever owned. So I purchased another set for backup. If you want the fastest D9GMH's out today buy these you won't regret it I danm sure didn't
Pros: Solid design, excellent craftmanship, light weight, plenty of room, excellent functionality.
Cons: Fans too slow, If your Power supply is over 188 mm long forget it.
Overall Review: I had to replace the rear fan with my antec 3 speed side panel fan....results better cooling than the antec 900. If the front fans were faster this thing would be an icebox. I'm not too worried about noise....cooling matters and the fact that it has a fan filter in front with the 3 120 mm fans also matters. When I switched my system over from my antec 900 the backup harddrive had caked on dust. My E8400 also runs cooler in this case. antec is also a good case but this case is in a different class. If you want really good cooling change the rear fan...if u want an icebox change the front ones also.
Pros: Fast, stable and runs at multiple settings. Does not need 2.3 volts to run at rated speeds.
I have never seen ram rated st 667 stock speed run past 1120 mhz before. This ram screams. I have run 4 sticks of this at multiple settings without problems.
Overall Review: I own other products Gskill, Patriot, buffalo firestix and none of them run like OCZ Right now I'm running 4 sticks of this ram without hicups. I also run 4 sticks of Titanium alpha VX's and the plats are just about as fast. Buy these while you can, you will not regret it. I feel its the best oc memory on the market.
Pros: as stated previously
Cons: problems at 1T
Overall Review: I forgot to add that I'm running this memory in a MSI P6N FI mobo (BIOS 23, 24 was unstable for me), E6600@3600 MHZ, Geil EVO 5-5-5-17 2T@ 1067 MHZ, 2 EVGA's 8800GT Superclocked, Corsair HX620 PS, Sony DL and DVD Rom, XF-I extreme gamer, Rosewill Z-3 CPU cooler.
Pros: Runs stabel at multiple timings: 3-3-3-7 1T 2.2V 700 MHZ, 4-4-3-8 2T
2.05V 800 MHZ, 4-4-4-12 2T 2.0 V 800 MHZ, 5-4-4-12 2T 2.05V 1000 MHZ, and at 1029 MHZ, 5-5-5-17 2T 2.1 V at 1067 MHZ..........need to say anymore. Also games crysis , UT3 etc runs like butter. Just about the same performance as OCZ, Patriot Extreme, GSKill, Buffalo Firestix, Cellshock. Yes I'm a memory freak.
Cons: won't run at 1T stable at 800 mhz (orthos) or PI 32M
Overall Review: If you want high performance memory on the cheap buy this. Oh by the way the cooling system is the best on the market....after almost 24 hrs of testing and burning this memory in it's cold to the touch, but I have a Antec 900 case with all of the fans on high.
Pros: Fast,stable, multiple settings at Cas 3, 4 and 5. You do not have to use the recommended voltage. On my P6N FI Sli I can run it at 3-3-3-9 1T at 825 MHZ. I can also run it at 4-4-4-12 at 1029 Mhz at 2.05 Volts and 5-4-4-9 2T @2.2 volts at 1124 MHZ. Whatever you set it at it will run. My OCZ, Tamxtreem, Gskill, and Cellshock just took a back seat.
Overall Review: When it's back in stock, by it you won't regret it.
Pros: Fast, Stable, low voltage with high performance, competes with OCZ 1066 modules
Overall Review: I have a set of OCZ Nvidia 1066 (w black heat spreaders), and this team xtreem competes with them...OCZ does 4-4-4-12 2T at 1081 MHZ....Team does 5-5-5-18 2T at 1081 and gets better bandwidth..go figure. These modules are running right now at 909 mhz (1415 fsb) msi p6n fi mobo), at 1T. The first set I purchased was 4 gigs but one module was defective and one did not run stable at default timings. With time these modules will get faster....only a few companies left running D9's at PC 6400 get them while you can....teams support is also excellent.
Pros: Nice heat spreaders. Geils' tech support is top notch!!!!!!!!
Cons: Not stable at rated speed, only overclocked to 900 mhz no matter what I tried.
Overall Review: Had problems with geil memory and returned it. The techs in CA ran the memory on intel mobo's and it ran fine, but still had programing problems...would only
up to 4 hdd's. Any over that.....stability problems. Its just the luck of the draw...brought crucial ballistix DDR2 667 3 gigs (2X1gb) and (2X512 mb)...oooooooohhhhhhh yea!!
Pros: Stable (with the new bios revision 2.1), overclocks FSB to 450 MHZ and beyond uses a wide variety of memory modules. Now I'm able to lower the cpu multiplier with the bios update. I've ran ocz, crucial ballistix and Gskill, with this board with no problems
Cons: Even if you choose manual settings in the bios your maximum oc on your memory is still linked to the cpu.
Overall Review: Still one of the best boards out there. I will purchase again but will purchase the Platinum edition instead. Reached 1800 FSB with more to spare (450 mhz). E6600 @ 3.6Mhz, crucial ballistix tracers 2 gb, rosewill Z-3 cooler, sony dvd burner and dvd rom, Corsair 620 ps, samsung 226bw monitor, wd sata 500 gb hd, logitech, G15 keyboard and G5 mouse all in a antec 900 case with 4 120mm fans and one 200mm fan.
Pros: Fast, Stable, very overclockable, wide range of timings
Cons: no inmates here!!! LOL
Overall Review: Running these modules at 4-3-3-5 at 2T with 2.35V !1025 MHZ),without missing a beat. System configuration E6600 at 3195 MHZ, MSI P6N FI SLI, ANTEC 900 Gamer extreme, Corsair 620 PS, WD SATA 500 16 MB Cache, LG 19" 2ms, G5 Mouse and G-15 keyboard, XFX 8800 GTS 320 (1 card)extreme, X-FI Gamer.
3DM06 - 9575, 3DM03 - 31,171, 3DM05 - 17,041.
Pros: Very good image quality. Fast at underclocked speeds of 375 MHZ Core and 600 MHZ Memory
Cons: The speed of this card is supposed to be 460 MHZ Core and 675 MHZ Memory. If I try and set the correct frequencies it crashes.
Overall Review: EVGA has distributed a bad batch of cards. I'm not the only one with this problem. Will definitely have to rma, probably for a refund. EVGA has quality control issues