When you ask computer enthusiasts to name several of the top memory manufacturers, you can be sure OCZ Technology
will be mentioned. OCZ Technology is known for their high performance memory and their lifetime warranty, that includes some overclocking. Today I will be taking a look at a pair of the high performance PC3200 DDR Special Ops Edition memory designed for gamers playing the latest graphic intensive games, which need large amounts of fast memory for the best performance.
Specifications (taken from the OCZ Technology website):
Serious gamers put heavy bandwidth requirements on their memory, and put a premium on both superior performance and dependability. The new OCZ Special Ops Edition (SOE) memory modules and dual channel kits feature the ultimate balance of speed, reliability, and high capacity, making them an ideal solution for gamers. This new line of OCZ memory features a distinctive camouflage motif heatspreader and a price tag that has an edge over competitors.
SOE 2GB (2x1024MB) dual channel kits are the ultimate memory upgrade for the latest graphic-intensive PC games, such as Battlefield 2, Half Life 2, Doom 3, and Quake 4, which deliver the best end-user experience with 2GB+ of memory.
All Special Ops Edition modules are 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility and feature high quality XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for the most effective heat dissipation. Furthermore, each OCZ SOE module is backed by the industry leading OCZ Lifetime Warranty and technical support for unparalleled peace of mind during intense fragging sessions.
» 400MHz DDR
» CL 2.5-3-3-8 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
» Available in 1GB modules and 2GB (2X1024) dual channel optimized kits
» Camo Motif XTC Heatspreader
» Lifetime Warranty
» 2.8 Volts
» 184 Pin DIMM
» OCZ Enhanced Latency Technology
» 3.0V EVP - OCZ's unique Extended Voltage Protection feature allows these modules to handle voltages up to 3.0V ±5% and still be covered by our Lifetime Warranty.
The packaging is fairly standard for memory today; it is a plastic snap pack with slots for both sticks of RAM. There is a cardboard insert that gives you basic specifications, and on the back side it provides you with a list of some of the awards OCZ Technology