Not fancy stuff here, also not gay stuff or lo-vo crap…no way, I’m not going to do this, never.
My way of life when talking about overclock is: “get the crap out of everything you have in your hand” and “if it scale feed it with MOOOOAR volt”.
Even this time I’ve tried to do my best – and I think that something interesting came out.
Like the title says here we are talking about the component that I love more: the RAM.
Since DDR2 time I was in love with RAM, the time goes on but the memory addiction still persist.
I still have a KIT of Crucial PC8500 batch 18F – if you know about DDR2 you know what I’m talking about – and 2 KITs of Cellshock PC8000 D9-GKX – damn crazy RAM, love ’em – and PC6400 D9-GMH.
Ok, that’s enough, let’s make the pics talk…
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i7-950 #3936A695 lapped
EVGA 3-way SLI Classified – bios 77
KHX 3×2 GB 2000 cas8 MGH-E-Hyper
nVidia 6200LE 256 MB PCI-E
WD scorpio 160 GB
PC Power & Cooling 1200 watt
Rotary 1.2 HP SS
Set 2.06 volt, Cas 7 and go for sky high frequency…
2339.2 marks // 2400 MHZ // 7-8-7-24 1t
Using ONLY an i7-950 with a crazy solid IMCH I was able to reach the 5ft overall position (01/01/2011) on HwBot in the MaxxMem benchmark.
I’m saying “only an i7-950” because this benchmark is heavily influenced by CPU frequency, with a good 980x – that I don’t have at the moment – surely I could do much better result…that’s for sure.
Too bad that Elpida Hyper – both MNH-E and MGH-E – are EOL, these chip are something crazy, pump the VDIMM over 2 volt and they will show you the magic…PSC reach sky high freq with CAS 6 but when talking about performance Elpida Hyper are still the way to go.
Another important thing here is the PCB, Kingston did a crazy work, we haven’t alot of Elpida Hyper that scale at air with that high VDIMM…congrats Kingston for making such a crazy RAM, one of the best KIT I’ve ever had.