When you hear the name OCZ Technology
the first thing to come to your mind is a company that knows how to manufacture top quality memory. While OCZ Technology has begun to manufacture other products such as power supplies, CPU coolers, and even video cards, their main focus is still on computer memory with new and innovative features.
For gamers and serious enthusiasts, getting the most out of every piece of equipment is vital to having the best possible system, and many have turned to multiple video cards in SLI or Cross-Fire configurations. OCZ Technology has taken this into consideration on their latest memory modules which are designed to take advantage of nVidia's Enhanced Performance Profile (EPP) which allows the motherboard to detect the optimum speed of the memory and configure it to work under the best conditions. Let's take a look at the OCZ Technology PC2-8500 Platinum SLI-Ready Dual Channel DDR2 2GB kit and see how it stacks up to other OCZ Technology memory without such features.
Before taking a look at the memory provided for review, let's look at some published data on the OCZ Technology
PC2-8500 Platinum SLI-Ready Dual Channel DDR2 2GB kit...
» 1066MHz DDR2
» EPP 5-5-5-15 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
» Available in 2GB (2x1024) dual channel kits
» Also available in a 1GB module
» Platinum Mirrored XTC Heatspreader
» Lifetime Warranty
» 2.1 Volts
» 240 Pin DIMM
» NVIDIA® SLI certified
» 2.4V EVP - OCZ EVP (Extended Voltage Protection) is a feature that allows performance enthusiasts to use a VDIMM of 2.2V ± 5% without invalidating their OCZ Lifetime Warranty.
The packaging is standard for memory today; it is a plastic snap pack with slots for both sticks of RAM. There is a cardboard insert which is almost identical to any other OCZ Technology
memory, and it provides very little information regarding the exact specifications of the memory. On the back side it provides you with some information about why OCZ Technology is so popular with a few brief comments from various review sites.