While OCZ has been expanding their product line-up to cover other things like Power Supply Units and CPU coolers, their main bread and butter will always be RAM modules. Not just any run of the mill RAM modules mind you, what they mainly offer to the world is overclocking RAM levelled at the enthusiast and hardcore overclocking crowds. Their recently released Enhanced Latency PC4200 Dual Channel Platinum kit, which I will be reviewing today, is a good example of the kind of memory OCZ has become known for.
The kit consists of two 512MB sticks of OCZ PC4200 (533MHz DDR) memory rated timed to run at 2.5-3-3-8
(this PC4200 kit is actually an update from a previous PC4200 kit released last year by OCZ which had slightly looser timings of 3-4-4-7), built using Samsung TCCD chips, and features a lifetime warranty from OCZ. Protecting that warranty is OCZ's EVP (Extended Voltage Protection) technology. EVP is a feature that allows performance enthusiasts to use a VDIMM of 3.0V ± 5% without invalidating their OCZ Lifetime Warranty. Also featured is OCZ's ULN (Ultra Low Noise) technology which uses various printed circuit board (PCB) techniques to reduce the amount of electrical noise that is present in all high-speed ICs. This results in faster and more stable memory. Both sticks of memory are also clad in a chrome plated copper heat spreader making the sticks not only run cooler under high frequency stresses, but also look good doing it.