OCZ ReaperX PC2-6400 4Gb DDR2 Kit

Conclusion

Conclusion
 
When the OCZ R&D team set about designing the ReaperX kit, they must have had one clear objective in mind: to put a nail in the coffin of all the other competition. Not only does the ReaperX kit look the absolute business with it's large heatpipes and array of aluminium fins, but the overclocking performance even puts a lot of DDR2 2GB kits to shame. Managing to hit just under DDR2-1100 on our DFI P35-T2R motherboard, the ReaperX is by far one of the most capable 4GB kits we've seen to date (both on and off OC3D), and left our Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB kit for dead.
 
Sure it may have been a bit of a pain to get up and running at the advertised 4-4-3-12 timings on an Intel chipset based board, but this minor setback has only given OCZ the chance to show to the community that it is committed to after-sales support by producing a range of "how-to" guides for various motherboard over on their forums.
 
With prices starting at around £80 on various websites, the ReaperX PC2-6400 kit is an absolute steal. If you're looking for a 4GB DDR2 kit to compliment your memory hungry rig, look no further - the ReaperX is anything but grim!
 
 
The Good
• Greatly improved cooling over the original Reaper series.
• Sexy looking heatspreaders.
• Overclocks to almost DDR2-1100 on only 2.1v
• Usual OCZ warranty and great after-sales service.
• Price!!!
 
The Mediocre
• Was initially a bit of a pain to get running at 4-4-3-12 timings (see link above)
 
The Bad
• Nothing, zip, nadda.
 
 
OC3D Best In Class Award
 
 
Thanks to OCZ for making this review possible. Discuss this review in our forums.
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Most Recent Comments

16-01-2008, 15:28:54

JN
"Just when we thought that all the DDR2 reviews had dried up, OCZ comes and surprises us with their latest "ReaperX" 4GB kit."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...132634762s.jpg

OCZ ReaperX PC2-6400 4Gb DDR2 Kit

16-01-2008, 15:45:14

Bungral
Quality review mate..

They just look so damn good and preform just as well.. 1100mhz!!

Is it just me or does the percentage at the end not show up??

Oh yeah one more thing... On the 3rd page when saying about what OCZ say the stock timings are on the RAM you say they are 4-4-3-12 when I think they are 4-4-3-15.. Correct me if I'm talking out of my arse though

16-01-2008, 15:55:57

FarFarAway
I bought these, boshed em in...no tweaking at all and straight to 990MHz. Not had time to fiddle but as you can see there's plenty of headroom

16-01-2008, 15:58:08

Bungral
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
I bought these, boshed em in...no tweaking at all and straight to 990MHz. Not had time to fiddle but as you can see there's plenty of headroom
Was gonna ask if these were the ones you got or if you had the higher ones.. 8800 or whatever it is.

16-01-2008, 15:59:08

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Bungral'
Quality review mate..

They just look so damn good and preform just as well.. 1100mhz!!

Is it just me or does the percentage at the end not show up??

Oh yeah one more thing... On the 3rd page when saying about what OCZ say the stock timings are on the RAM you say they are 4-4-3-12 when I think they are 4-4-3-15.. Correct me if I'm talking out of my arse though
Cheers. Twas a bit of a long day and I had all kinds of numbers flying thru my head :s

16-01-2008, 16:18:42

Luigi
quality review, wish i hadnt got my ballistix now, couldve got got 8gb of this and overclocks to similar frequency's...

16-01-2008, 16:33:55

Bungral
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Cheers. Twas a bit of a long day and I had all kinds of numbers flying thru my head :s
No problemo

16-01-2008, 17:20:47

Azreil_2
Nice Review , is this the same kit as the one from the xmas comp?

16-01-2008, 17:30:40

Mr. Smith
Jimbo,

My bank manager wants a word with you. He said, 'Mr. Smith, why are you spending money like it is going out of fashion?' I replied 'It's Jim's fault'... I gave him your number...

My ram arrives Friday!

16-01-2008, 17:33:50

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Jimbo,

My bank manager wants a word with you. He said, 'Mr. Smith, why are you spending money like it is going out of fashion?' I replied 'It's Jim's fault'... I gave him your number...

My ram arrives Friday!
EEP! Time to move to the same bank as me then. Whenever my bank manager calls me, its from a dodgy telephone line in India. I cant understand him, so I hang up

Deffo check out that thread on OCZ forums btw mate...or you'll have problems hitting DDR3-1100.

16-01-2008, 17:39:22

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
EEP! Time to move to the same bank as me then. Whenever my bank manager calls me, its from a dodgy telephone line in India. I cant understand him, so I hang up

Deffo check out that thread on OCZ forums btw mate...or you'll have problems hitting DDR3-1100.
Woah! I imagine I'll have huge problems hitting ddr3 1100 with ddr2 800 ram. That must be some informative thread

I might buy a few of these ddr2 kits, do the magic ddr3 conversion and sell them off at a profit!

16-01-2008, 17:40:42

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
Woah! I imagine I'll have huge problems hitting ddr3 1100 with ddr2 800 ram. That must be some informative thread

I might buy a few of these ddr2 kits, do the magic ddr3 conversion and sell them off at a profit!
You're pretty handy with a soldering iron right?

16-01-2008, 17:47:30

Mr. Smith
I'm bad a$$.

Right, I'm off to watch Sopranos so go suck a lemon!

17-01-2008, 02:43:33

OptimAdam
nice review had these for a while now. Any plans on comparing them against the 1066 version, to see the overclock difference?

17-01-2008, 09:42:20

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='OptimAdam'
nice review had these for a while now. Any plans on comparing them against the 1066 version, to see the overclock difference?
I'll see what I can do for ya mate

17-01-2008, 09:48:59

Harrythepot
hi nice review

i got a question to ask is this a 2 x 2GB pack or 2 x 1GB pack?

17-01-2008, 09:56:19

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Harrythepot'
hi nice review

i got a question to ask is this a 2 x 2GB pack or 2 x 1GB pack?
Its 2x2gb. Jim the nub has for some reason put 2gb kit in the thread title, but got it right everywhere else .

17-01-2008, 10:07:22

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Its 2x2gb. Jim the nub has for some reason put 2gb kit in the thread title, but got it right everywhere else .
EEEEP. Fixed

17-01-2008, 13:59:40

!TIMMY!
nice review! These look a rite good set of ram!

17-01-2008, 14:06:49

Luigi
apparently not so good if you have 2 sets....

17-01-2008, 17:11:18

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='teknokid'
apparently not so good if you have 2 sets....
Pardon?

17-01-2008, 18:10:19

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Pardon?
Think he means 8gb? But then thats to be expected TBH. If you're filling all slots, expect trouble

17-01-2008, 18:48:19

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Jim'
Think he means 8gb? But then thats to be expected TBH. If you're filling all slots, expect trouble
Ahh

And ye, has always been the way

18-01-2008, 08:53:09

Bungral
You got yours now Smithy?

18-01-2008, 09:25:52

Mr. Smith
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Bungral'
You got yours now Smithy?
Ja.

Ordered Wed night, arrived Fri a.m... Good for 1000nhz without even trying!

18-01-2008, 11:35:39

Luigi
i meant because they dont fit, the coolers are too big for 8gb on most boards.

18-01-2008, 11:50:01

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='teknokid'
i meant because they dont fit, the coolers are too big for 8gb on most boards.
I think some of the boards I've tested could accomodate them, I suppose it depends on board layout.

You will not need 8GB in anything but a server environment anyway

18-01-2008, 13:07:05

Mr. Smith
Just realised I have these @ 2.2v 1030mhz 5-5-5-15 rock solid...

Think that will be ok as they are only rated for 2.1v? Might have to set to 2.1v and see what I get...

18-01-2008, 13:17:12

Luigi
havent they got a 2.2v EVP?

18-01-2008, 13:20:48

FarFarAway
2.1 is the warranty

18-01-2008, 13:24:32

Luigi
oh does it not come with an EVP?

18-01-2008, 13:36:03

FarFarAway
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='teknokid'
oh does it not come with an EVP?
My bad, yes it does. Mind you, you could have read the specs on their website too

18-01-2008, 14:52:19

Bungral
2.2 should be alright on then with their sexy coolers.. +++++++ lifetime warranty anyway and they wouldn't know they had a lil more vs going through them.
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