OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 Gold Edition Dual Channel Rev.2

Memory by jmke @ 2003-12-27

The OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 (466mhz) Gold Edition Dual Channel Revision 2 memory kit is aimed at the hardware enthusiast out there who seeks to increase his memory bandwidth, is this memory able to give your P4 setup a boost? Find out in this review.

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Introduction

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Introduction:

For those people running their system at stock speed, close your browser now because this memory is not for you! OCZ is targeting the hardware enthusiast out there with their latest revision of this pair of memory sticks.

Rated at a default speed of 233Mhz at CL2.5 3-3-7, they come with a Lifetime Warranty and: "EVP®(Extended Voltage Protection) Technology allowing up to 2.9 volts DDR while maintaining full warranty", an excellent memory for overclockers so it seems!

The dual channel kit is packaged securely and also includes a case-badge!

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The Gold series from OCZ are made for use with an Intel setup:

OCZ Gold modules have been designed and optimized for use with the Intel i865/i875 chipsets and work best on these platforms. For AMD Athlon XP users we suggest OCZ Platinum Edition DDR.


This means that the memory is capable of much higher FSB speeds (then the default 200Mhz) to accommodate the high bandwidth needs the P4 CPU requires!

Construction:

2 very shiny gold-layered heatspreaders are attached on each side of the memory stick, they are held into place by a heat-transferable layer and 2 clips.

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Without even having installed this memory, it oozes quality and like most crows, I like shiny things ->
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