And since there are still uses for it, the memory guys are still designing and building new DDR2 memory modules, treating us to lower latencies and higher frequencies than previously available… at ridiculously low prices. And that includes our friends at OCZ Technologies, who have given us the opportunity to review one of the latest in the their Reaper line, the DDR2-6400 ReaperX 4 gig kit. Will the ReaperX follow in the tradition of OCZ's other memory modules? We'll see.
It wasn't that long ago that 2 gigs was more than enough memory for most people. Today, with Vista liking lots of memory, and games like Crysis being very memory intensive, it won't be long before most of us will need 4 gigs.
The ReaperX comes in this hanging reclosable blister pack. No knives, scissors, axe, or chainsaw is required to open it.
- 800MHz DDR2
- EPP 4-4-3-15 (nForce 680i chipset only) (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
- Available in 4GB (2x2048MB) Dual Channel Kits
- OCZ Lifetime Warranty
- 2.1 Volts
- 240 Pin DIMM
- ReaperX HPC Heatsink*
- 2.2V EVP**
*The Reaper HPC series uses heat pipe technology to rapidly remove heat from the main body of the memory modules and conduct the thermal load to the extended radiator fin array. The addition of the extended fin array nearly doubles the total surface area available for heat dissipation while the heat pipes warrant near isothermicity throughout the entire design. The result is a doubling in effective heat dissipation at equal delta t or, in real systems, a significantly lower operating temperature of the memory modules.
**OCZ EVP (Extended Voltage Protection) is a feature that allows performance enthusiasts to use a VDIMM of 2.2V without invalidating their OCZ Lifetime Warranty.