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SpotTheCat
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do you trust OCZ?

Thu May 15, 2003 9:44 pm

http://www.ocztechnology.com/press/pres ... .php?id=43 from front page. this looks impressive, 2.5-4-4-2T @ PC3500

also, on newegg it says "lifetime warrenty" on their 3500 low latency 512mb for $136.00
 
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Thu May 15, 2003 10:10 pm

KINGSTON HyperX Series 184-pin 512MB DDR434 (PC3500) DDR RAM modules, Model# KHX3500/512-
Specifications:
Type: Kingston HyperX
Capacity: 512MB
Speed: DDR 434 (PC 3500)
Latency: CAS Latency 2 (2-3-3-7-1T) Model#: KHX3500/512

for $125

edit....opps this was at newegg
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Thu May 15, 2003 10:13 pm

I've never used Kingston, but they seem to have a good reputation. OCZ's reputation seems to be mixed. Personally I prefer Corsair...
 
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Thu May 15, 2003 10:28 pm

I personally like Corsair and Kingston better, but I am starting to hear good things about OCZ...
 
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Thu May 15, 2003 10:52 pm

Howdy!

I have 1 GB(2-512MB) of PC-3200 from OCZ. No problems. Of course, I'm not overclocking. But my system is very stable.

Try em' out.
 
SpotTheCat
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Thu May 15, 2003 11:11 pm

nulfire wrote:
Howdy!

I have 1 GB(2-512MB) of PC-3200 from OCZ. No problems. Of course, I'm not overclocking. But my system is very stable.

Try em' out.
is it running at 3200?
 
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Thu May 15, 2003 11:14 pm

OCZ = The Satan.

They claim really expansive warranties, and the company 'goes under' and then reforms every year or two, nullifying those warranties. If they don't have too many complaints, they ignore and stonewall warranty inquiries, and then shed their slimy skin when the load gets too high. There have been multiple BBB complaints and even a few investigations.

They are notorious for Geil-like voltages on their ram specs, and for extreme cherry picking of review samples. The last few iterations have been better on these counts, but I still would trust them about half as far as I could throw their store.

They have claimed to manufacture their own ram chips and PCBs, and graphics cards, when they sold those. They don't own any equipment to do any of that, and their graphics cards were Visiontek OEMs. At one point, they had a picture of their 'leading edge PCB assembly machine'..... Micron litigated because they STOLE the picture right off Micron's SITE!!!

Pay a few bucks more and buy from someone who will still be around in six months to honor your warranty. Odds are good that the next cheap vendor in line uses the EXACT SAME OEM for their ram!!
 
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Fri May 16, 2003 12:00 am

Forge: good answer :)
 
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Fri May 16, 2003 12:18 am

I bought some OCZ 2400 ddr, couldn't get it to go faster than
Normal,cas2.5,133fsb. I got some Tiny bga, put it in, runs at
Turbo cas2,
146 fsb, stock voltage,same board. I've heard rumors on other
websites that
I'm not alone in my experiance with ocz; the rumor was that they
got what
memory they could & just put stickers on it...
 
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Fri May 16, 2003 12:20 am

no
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Fri May 16, 2003 12:43 am

Hit "search" and type in "OCZ". There you answered your question.
 
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Fri May 16, 2003 1:12 am

In one word: NO!
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Fri May 16, 2003 1:31 am

Forge wrote:
OCZ = The Satan.

They claim really expansive warranties, and the company 'goes under' and then reforms every year or two, nullifying those warranties. If they don't have too many complaints, they ignore and stonewall warranty inquiries, and then shed their slimy skin when the load gets too high. There have been multiple BBB complaints and even a few investigations.

They are notorious for Geil-like voltages on their ram specs, and for extreme cherry picking of review samples. The last few iterations have been better on these counts, but I still would trust them about half as far as I could throw their store.

They have claimed to manufacture their own ram chips and PCBs, and graphics cards, when they sold those. They don't own any equipment to do any of that, and their graphics cards were Visiontek OEMs. At one point, they had a picture of their 'leading edge PCB assembly machine'..... Micron litigated because they STOLE the picture right off Micron's SITE!!!

Pay a few bucks more and buy from someone who will still be around in six months to honor your warranty. Odds are good that the next cheap vendor in line uses the EXACT SAME OEM for their ram!!



This answer should be a "sticky" for anyone who gets curious about OCZ RAM. It's not worth the risk with RAM like Corsair, Kingston, Samsung, Mushkin, TwinMOS, Crucial, etc....available for decent prices, and MUCH better reputations.
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.............never caught anything.

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Fri May 16, 2003 6:30 pm

In other news, TwinMOS has joined my very short recommended RAM list. I bought this PC2700 because it was cheap, and it's staved off two upgrade urges by outperforming the replacements.

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