We know many of our readers are looking to buy 4GB kits of DDR2 because of the recent price drops: it provides an affordable space to expand into, yet is still cheaper than 2GB of DDR3. However, up until now, we've been mostly limited to PC2-6400 to 8500 speeds (800MHz to 1,066MHz) so if you're looking for some extreme CPU FSB's or just considerable memory overhead to stretch into you've been limited to buying four 1GB DIMMs.
OCZ has just pushed the boundaries though and launched its PC2-9200 4GB (2x2GB)
kit with the Flex II heatsinks. PC-9200 is rated at 5-5-5-18 @ 2.1 Volts although OCZ includes a lifetime warranted overvoltage protection (EVP) up to 2.15V if you want to push them even further.
The Flex II's are upgraded from the original FlexXLC range
- now there are two separate water channels and they flow right over the DRAM chips.
We previously covered these at CeBit
where we found out the Flex II's now come in a fantastic retail package that not only looks better, and is more detailed about the product, but it and also ships with watercooling parts: 40" of tube and a pair of 4-Way manifolds that splits either a 1/2" or 3/8" barbs (both are provided) into the four smaller flows used between both modules.
“One of the side effects of extreme memory speeds is an increase in performance robbing heat, and the new Flex II modules are among the most powerful memory solutions in the market place yet are able to remain cool and stable with an innovative new cooling design,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. “The thermal power is addressed using what we believe is the most advanced memory cooling solution currently available, suited for either liquid or air cooling system configuration to unleash the full power of 4 GB of DDR2 at the highest possible frequency.”
No word yet on price though - we'll find out for you soon.
Interested in fast 4GB kits of DDR2? Do you like the new Flex II or do you prefer Corsair's Dominantor or other brands? Let us know, in the forums.