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OCZ PC3500 DDR-433 SDRAM Review

By: Cameron Johnson | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Nov 23, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology



4.5ns OCZ T-SOP Chips


Thin Copper Heat Spreader


Lifetime Warranty


6 Layer Ultra Low Noise Shielded PCB


Available in up to 512MB Module




32x8 Low Density, Unbuffered


CAS 2.5 6-3-3 2T @ DDR433 PC3500


CAS 2 6-3-3 1T @ DDR400 PC3200


CAS 2 5-2-2 1T @ DDR333 PC2700






- Packaging


Normally with retail versions of the memory, OCZ packs the ram in a special plastic container with OCZ labelled all over it. Our unit came in a static bag, most possibly to reduce the costs of shipping to us, since it is just a sample.


- The RAM



The module itself looks similar to Geils DDR-433 module which we reviewed earlier, only without the Platinum coating on the heatspreader. OCZ have placed the spreader on the memory in aid of cooling of the memory modules when they are running at extremely high speeds. In all, it is similar in design to Geil and XtremeDDR's offerings in terms of style, so points go for ingenuity.


With modules ranging from 128MB up to 512MB, you will find just about any size and speed you want from the OCZ memory group. Since running DDR-433 with more than one module is almost impossible, it is good to see large memory sizes coming to the rescue.


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