Todays games have started to require more power and one of the main things is ram. 1Gb or ram is required these days and 2Gb is almost recommended. We got a 2Gb kit from OCZ called PC-4000 1024MB Gold Edition Dual Channel that seems to be a very nice kit with decently low timings and 500mhz memory. We are of course going to test these out vs some high performing 1Gb kits to see if there is any difference in performance. Overclocking is also an important point to many so we will be testing this with lower timings and really heat these sticks up to see how high they can go.
Entering the memory market in August 2000, OCZ Technology was built around the determination to manufacture the best high speed DDR and RDRAM. OCZ was founded by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, and our commitment to the end-user has not digressed. OCZ Technology has been an innovator in many areas. We were the first manufacturer to make Dual Channel optimized memory available to the public, which originally took advantage of nVidia’s Twinbank or Dual DDR architecture, found in their nForce chipset. We have now taken that technology and tailored it for the Canterwood, and Granite Bay chipset’s. OCZ developed and was the first to implement ULN technology, which has been a critical element in our manufacturing process for some time.We at OCZ diligently work to improve communication with CPU and motherboard chipset manufacturers prior to the release of their products. Only in this manner can we fine-tune our memory’s SPD settings, ensuring a synergistic relationship between the memory module, memory controller, and microprocessor. In today�s rapidly evolving semiconductor industry, such communication is not simply research, but a necessary component of our manufacturing process.
Also available in a 1GB module
Gold Layered Copper Heatspreader
184 Pin DIMM
The product comes packed in the now familiar OCZ standard plastic cover. This plastic cover is held together by plastic clip system which is really easy to open and use again. On the back they have collected logos of awards they have won in the past for other OCZ memory.
We can clearly see the nice golden heatsinks on the ram, these work very well and cool down the memory even under heavy overclocking. On each of the memory sticks you can see a sticker which tells you what type of ram you have. I don’t want to forget to tell you that these sticks of ram come with a lifetime warranty as most/all OCZ ram does.
Time to have a closer look on the ram mounted in the rig. Even with the heatsinks on the ram, it does not take more than one memory slot so you don’t have to worry about them taking up your memory slots. I have now tested the ram just during idle use and the heatsinks don’t feel warm at all. It will be interesting to see however just how they perform when we start overclocking.