OCZ PC2-6400 SLI-Ready DDR2
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 04-25-2007
Provided by: OCZ Technology
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First Look



As mentioned earlier, this memory kit uses OCZ's XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders. These heatspreaders work better than traditional heatspreaders because they do not allow pockets of hot air to become trapped between the memory chips and the heatspreader. The honeycomb design allows this hot air to escape. These particular spreaders are painted gloss black and have a NVIDIA SLI Ready badge in the center of each stick on both sides. These spreaders rival OCZ's older Platinum heatspreaders as some of the best looking ever. OCZ has included the standard specs sticker on each module, detailing timings and capacity as well as speed and product number.



Before we move on, I want to take a moment and discuss the Enhanced Performance Profiles that are present on these modules. In a nutshell, if your are running an nForce SLI-based motherboard, the board will automatically detect the presence of EPP enhanced modules. These EPP modules are pre-programmed with advanced SPD (Serial Presence Detect) settings to boot at 800 MHz with timings of 4-4-4-15 1T. This is essentially a "noob" way to get the most out of your modules without having to fool with manually setting timings in the BIOS. Overclocking is slowly becoming more mainstream and this is yet another "automated" approach.

Move ahead as we pit the OCZ PC2-6400 kit against a similarly matched SLI-Ready kit from Corsair in what should be a close match up...


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