OCZ PC-4200EL Memory Review
a well known company producing quality memory for almost all lines of PC users,
from amateurs to enthusiast overclockers. As a leading company in the memory
field, it recently introduced a product called “PC-4200EL” that
promised low latency times (CL2@400Mhz) along with the ability to run at
speed of 533 MHz. Most PC-4000 and higher PC-4500 memory kits work only at
high latency times of 3-4-4-8. OCZ’s memory is of interest to users
who wish to reach maximum overclocking speeds while at the same time getting
memory performance. Through our tests we will find out just how the memory
performs and what the maximum possible overclocking limit is?
- Memory Description & Specs
OCZ PC-4200EL comes as a dual channel kit and according to OCZ is hand tested
as a matched pair to ensure flawless performance on most motherboards. Each
memory module has a copper heat spreader and can handle up to 2.9V without voiding
the OCZ Lifetime Warranty! This is important, as it allows users to tweak their
systems without worrying about destroying their memory while enjoying maximum
The OCZ PC-42000 comes with the "EL" suffix after the model name.
But what does “EL” mean? EL is the acronym from 'Enhanced Latency',
and is a special design procedure applied to each memory module allowing it
to run at tighter CAS latency timings than those specified under the current
The memory specifications according to the OCZ website are:
- 466MHz DDR
- CL 2.5-4-4-7 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
- Available in 512MB and 1GB Dual Channel Kits
- Copper Heatspreader
- Lifetime Warranty
- 2.8 Volts
- 184 Pin DIMM
The retail kits are available in a 512MB Kit (PN- OCZ533512ELDC-K) and a 1GB
Kit (PN- OCZ5331024ELDC-K). We used the 512MB retail kit, which was obtained
at the price of ?220.00.
The retail kit also includes a case, stick-on badge, for those who want to
use it to show-off their OCZ advanced memory powered system.