44 OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1150 Review

OCZ Technology, the brand name built on overclocking and hardware
enthusiasts, had a great show at CEBIT 2007, showcasing a bunch of innovative and
unique items, such as the Gaming Brainwave Actuator and it’s air-water Hybrid
Cooler with a carbon graphite base. Today unfortunately, instead of these
interesting items, we are reviewing something more common… the main bulk of
OCZ’s business – System Memory in the form of OCZ Reaper HPC Edition: PC9200
with CAS Latency 5-5-5. That is a rated speed of 1150MHz, and they come with
OCZ’s Heatpipe Cooling solution integrated into their heatspreaders…

5 OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1150 Review

OCZ Technology, the brand name built on overclocking and hardware
enthusiasts, had a great show at CEBIT 2007, showcasing a bunch of innovative and
unique items, such as the Gaming Brainwave Actuator and it’s air-water Hybrid
Cooler with a carbon graphite base. Today unfortunately, instead of these
interesting items, we are reviewing something more common… the main bulk of
OCZ’s business – System Memory in the form of OCZ Reaper HPC Edition: PC9200
with CAS Latency 5-5-5. That is a rated speed of 1150MHz, and they come with
OCZ’s Heatpipe Cooling solution integrated into their heatspreaders. The Reaper
HPC is an innovative cooling solution developed by OCZ to effectively minimize
performance-robbing heat. Heat meets its death as it rises into
thermo-conductive copper heat pipe conduit and is dissipated through an
ultra-compact aluminum fin array. By guiding heat away from key memory
components, the unique Reaper HPC design helps facilitate improved over clocking
performance, while improving longevity and stability of the modules – so it’s
claimed.

 
 

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IMG 6244 OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1150 Review

Black Heatspreaders transfer heat to the copper heatpipes which pass the heat
over to a slab of Aluminum heatsink which slowly dissipates heat to the PC
Case’s ambient air. Of course the more the airflow over this slab, the faster
the dissipation should occur.

IMG 6246 OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1150 Review

The slab of Aluminum heatsink as the final component heat is delivered to

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4 OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 1150 Review

If you have a chance to scrutinize, you will find that the heatspreaders are
very closely bonded onto the BGA RAM chips, unlike the more common scenario of a
thick thermal tape/pad in-between RAM chips and metal.