OCZ EL DDR PC4000 Gold VX Memory Review

Memory by petervandamned @ 2005-08-07

Goldfinger is back... with a vengeance. This time he has got his hands on some OCZ heat spreaders. Is it just a plated gold layer or plain gold? In other words: Will it go for the golden medal?

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Goldfinger is back... with a vengeance

OCZ has always a special place in my heart. Ever since the day i bought the OCZ Titan Geforce 3 video card, I was hooked on there performance. It was a one time product only and now they make very good memory power supply’s, CPU cooling and let’s not to forget the mighty DDR Booster. So this is one of the latest dual channel memory sets from OCZ.

From the OCZ Website:
OCZ VX Gold Edition memory modules are rated to handle up to an incredible 3.5V without invalidating the OCZ Lifetime Warranty

For overclockers like me this is great news. Only thing missing now the possibility to remove the heat spreaders without losing warranty ;-)

Let’s look at the specs:


  • 500 MHz
  • CL 2-3-3-8 at 2.6V(400MHz)
  • CL 2-2-2-8 at 3.3V(500MHz)
  • Available in 512MB module and 1GB (2x512) Dual Channel Optimized Kit
  • Unbuffered
  • Gold Mirrored Copper Heat spreader
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 3.3 Volts
  • 184 Pin DIMM
  • Optimized for Athlon 64 based motherboards
  • OCZ VX series is not recommended for use on legacy nForce 2 platforms

  • Description

    OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 / 500MHz / Gold Series / Voltage eXtreme

    OCZ Gold Series EL PC-4000 with Voltage eXtreme technology is a revolutionary line of memory designed to pursue a new level of DDR performance. The PC-4000 Gold VX is made to operate above the traditional memory voltage to increase speed and stability to ultimately allow the memory to thrive under high voltage. Memory performance increases with voltage, but unfortunately with many traditional modules this can significantly reduce stability and increase the potential for module damage. Unlike typical memory, VX DDR performs best at an above average voltage, and better and better as voltage is increased, all without any adverse affects to stability. Running at 3.3 volts, the PC-4000 Gold VX is capable of blistering timings of 2-2-2!

    OCZ PC-4000 Gold VX is also made with OCZ’s proprietary Enhanced Latency technology to allow the modules to run at lower latencies than normally possible. In addition, each OCZ EL PC-4000 VX module is encased in a gold mirrored copper heat spreader and is backed by OCZ’s industry leading toll-free technical support and lifetime warranty.

    The Gold Voltage eXtreme product line 100% hand-tested to ensure OCZ quality and is optimized for use on Athlon 64 based motherboards. OCZ VX Gold Edition memory modules are rated to handle up to an incredible 3.5V without invalidating the OCZ Lifetime Warranty so that performance enthusiasts can tweak their systems without worry. Leave it to OCZ to design the ultimate high performance memory that thrives under high voltage.

    OCZ EVP® (Extended Voltage Protection) is a feature that allows performance enthusiasts to use a VDIMM of 3.5V ± 5% without invalidating their OCZ Lifetime Warranty.

    Even my girl is happy with those specs

    Madshrimps (c)

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