OCZ 2x 512 MB PC2-5400 4-4-4-8
Product: EL DDR PC-5400 Gold EditionType: DDR2 675 (4-4-4-8)
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
Computer memory, specialized for high performance and the real mongers among us. Overclocking to the extreme, slightly more expensive yet breathtaking stuff. Today's product test is all about that, it's 667 MHz capable DDR2 memory from OCZ in the their high performing Gold series. PC2-5400 with some lovely timings available: 4-4-4-8. All that in a nice paired Dual Channel package bringing 1 GB of high quality memory to your system.
As Goldmember at Club 69 in the movie Austin Powers 2 would say: "it's Gooooold."
Once bought, you immediately recognize the OCZ products due to the heat spreaders. It looks nice and it actually makes installing the modules a lot easier as you have more grip. The effectiveness cooling wise can be discussed though. Anyway under it is some of the fastest memory available. Memory for us overclocking and tweaking geeks has to not only perform good, it has to look good as there is stiff competition out there. Corsair, Mushkin, Geil, OCZ, Crucial, PDP (Patriot memory) are all fighting hard to reach that 1% of geeks that want the memory with the fastest timings.
The Gold series products are claimed to be hand-tested products and matched for dual-channel. This way OCZ can offer the highest performing sticks to you. The heat spreaders I just mentioned might look goldish on the outside, yet they are made from copper, which of course is an excellent cooler.
Today's product comes from that lovely Gold line and is a 2x 512 MB memory kit that allows up-to 675 MHz memory operations at very aggressive 4-4-4-8 RAM timings and even then it should have a little reserve, if you can boost the memory with enough voltage that is. With high performing memory these days you need to pull some Frankenstein maneuvers.
|Type||240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM|
|Capacity||1GB (2 x 512MB)|
|Speed||DDR2 667 (PC2 5400)|
|Features||Gold Mirrored Copper Heatspreader|
The Gold series offers ULN2 (Ultra Low Noise) technology, which utilizes optimized printed circuit boards to significantly reduce electrical noise and enhance overall speed and stability across all applications. A word in advance, before you decide to buy this memory in a tweaking frenzy, make sure that your mainboard and CPU can handle increasing the voltage of your memory and all in all your system is overclockable.
Anyway, all that 'Gold' righteousness is backed by a life-time warrantee, very appealing! Let's fire up this disco inferno.