OCZ PC3500EB Platinum DDR Memory Review @ PCStats

@ 2004/05/23
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When Intel introduced the i865PE/i875P chipsets over a year ago, the Pentium 4 overclocking changed, but many enthusiasts seem to have forgotten that the rules stayed the same. Latency is just as important as bandwidth, for the average overclocker/gamer latency is actually more important! And so in this day and age, pretty much everyone reviewing high-speed memory, except us, has been praising the introduction of high speed DIMM's. Sure they let you go higher than ever before, but only at a very steep price
Comment from calantak @ 2004/05/23
opening the case
lazy in weekends
Comment from jmke @ 2004/05/23
what keeps you from trying it out?
Comment from calantak @ 2004/05/23
I have lots of extra ram in house
Comment from jmke @ 2004/05/23
think about ROI, if "every now and then" is live-able.. is it worth the extra cost?
Comment from calantak @ 2004/05/23
in painkiller on this system for instance (xp @ 2300 mhz and radeon 9800pro @ 450/720 with 512 ram) I have great framerates (100+) but every now and then it slows down for 1 1/2 seconde as it's like koading from the hdd, without fraps giving framedrops.
maybe another 256 mb could solve some of this?
Comment from jmke @ 2004/05/23
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Originally posted by calantak

would you lose dual channel performance? (does that matter?)
yes, but on AMD AXP setups dual channel vs single channel is hardly noticable
Comment from calantak @ 2004/05/23
I'm gonna hike on to this thread...
with current games needing a tad more memory, would it be worth it to put another 256 mb module in a 2*256 mb nforce2 system?
coz there's only three slots, so you can't put more in
would you lose dual channel performance? (does that matter?)

 

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