OCZ 4200EL: Tops in Memory Performanceby Wesley Fink on October 13, 2003 9:33 PM EST
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Performance Test ConfigurationThe Memory testbed for evaluating the OCZ 4200EL is the same used in our earlier reviews of DDR500 and other High-Speed Memory.
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All test conditions were as close as possible to those in our earlier memory reviews.
|INTEL 875P Performance Test Configuration|
|Processor(s):||Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (800MHz FSB)|
|RAM:||2 x 512MB OCZ 4200EL(DS)
2 x 512MB Mushkin PC4000 High Performance (DS)
2 x 512MB Corsair TwinX4000 PRO (DS)
2 x 512MB Mushkin Level II PC3500 (DS)
2 x 256MB Adata DDR450 (SS)
2 x 512MB Adata PC4000 (DS)
2 x 512MB Corsair PC4000 (DS)
2 x 512MB Geil PC4000 (DS)
4 x 256MB Kingston PC4000 (SS)
2 x 256MB Kingston PC4000 (SS)
2 x 512MB OCZ PC4000 (DS)
4 x 256MB OCZ PC3700 GOLD (DS)
|Hard Drives||2 Western Digital Raptor Serial ATA 36.7GB 10,000 rpm drives in an Intel ICH5R RAID configuration|
|PCI/AGP Speed||Fixed at 33/66|
|Bus Master Drivers:||875P Intel INF Update v5.00.1012, SATA RAID drivers installed, but IAA not installed|
|Video Card(s):||ATI 9800 PRO 128MB, 128MB aperture, 1024x768x32|
|Video Drivers:||ATI Catalyst 3.7|
|Power Supply:||Vantec Stealth 470Watt Aluminum|
|Operating System(s):||Windows XP Professional SP1|
|Motherboards:||Asus P4C800-E (875) with 1011 Release BIOS|
OCZ targets their 4200EL at the Intel 875/865 enthusiast. Since 4200EL is not targeted at Athlon, performance on an Athlon64 or nForce2 Ultra 400 was not tested.
Test SettingsThe following settings were tested with OCZ 4200EL:
- 800FSB/DDR400 — the highest stock speed supported on 875/865 motherboards.
- 1000FSB/DDR500 — the specified rating of the majority of recent memory modules that we have tested.
- 1066FSB/DDR533 — the specified rating of OCZ 4200EL.
- Highest Stable Overclock — the highest settings that we could achieve with this memory and other memory that we have tested.