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saturnotaku
12-30-04, 09:24 AM
You guys seen this stuff? Holy cow, it's absolutely insane! OCZ says this memory requires 3.0v to get the maximum performance out of it.

Specs (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_el_ddr_pc_3200_dual_channel_gold_vx)

I've only found one review online, but check out the results one guy got with a K8N Neo2:

http://xtremeresources.com/images/reviews/OCZVXP/vx2.jpg

This was on air cooling, too! :eek:

Now I can't decide if I want to buy this or Patriot's new XBL series (Samsung TCCD/Brainpowered PCB). There's only a $10 price difference between the two. Which would you guys suggest?

superklye
12-30-04, 09:31 AM
So it's over double the performance of CAS 2.5 PC3200? Yowza. What's the performance like on the Patriot XBL memory?

saturnotaku
12-30-04, 09:57 AM
What's the performance like on the Patriot XBL memory?

Should be similar to the performance of G.Skill RAM, which Anand and other sites have reviewed.

Superfly
12-31-04, 06:31 AM
Zoom :-)

nmyeti
12-31-04, 11:46 AM
Very nice! I just picked up some of this

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_el_ddr_pc_3200_platinum_revision_2

along with an FX-55, and a K8N neo2. Those screen shots have me re-thinking my memory choice. Thats a very high memory speed for 2-2-2-7 memory timings.

Absolution
01-01-05, 05:04 AM
Very nice! I just picked up some of this

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memory/ocz_el_ddr_pc_3200_platinum_revision_2

along with an FX-55, and a K8N neo2. Those screen shots have me re-thinking my memory choice. Thats a very high memory speed for 2-2-2-7 memory timings.
looks like you just bought the exact pc as mine haha

Riptide
01-01-05, 11:16 AM
What does Neo2's vDIMM max out at? One would prolly need a booster to get the most out of that VX memory, but it should be pretty killer.

PaiN
01-01-05, 12:23 PM
What does Neo2's vDIMM max out at? One would prolly need a booster to get the most out of that VX memory, but it should be pretty killer.

2.85v :(

|JuiceZ|
01-01-05, 01:40 PM
Thats insane :eek:

jAkUp
01-01-05, 02:55 PM
:drooling:

OMG thats nice

Riptide
01-01-05, 03:40 PM
Hmmm..
http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=965989&postcount=886
I'm not as concerned about the high clocking thing, as I am about clock for clock the ballistix with slower timings perform allmost exactly the same as the VX at cas2-2-2-5... their is something rotten in Denmark so to speak.

|JuiceZ|
01-01-05, 10:18 PM
Hmmm..
http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=965989&postcount=886

interesting....

superklye
01-01-05, 10:23 PM
I don't like what the people in that thread have to say. I was really considering putting the cash down for this memory after I get my money back for the 512MB stick, my $100MIR for my LCD and when I finally get paid (next two checks'll each be $700 or so :)).

Maybe not anymore...

saturnotaku
01-02-05, 08:27 PM
interesting....

Very. I was probably going to pick up some of this memory tomorrow, but after reading that thread, I think I'm going to save myself $10 and get the Patriot XBLK instead. I forgot that the Neo2 only goes up to 2.85v on the vdimm which is not cool at all.

Thanks for the headsup on this and for saving a fellow geek some hard-earned $$$. :)

superklye
01-03-05, 12:54 PM
Very. I was probably going to pick up some of this memory tomorrow, but after reading that thread, I think I'm going to save myself $10 and get the Patriot XBLK instead. I forgot that the Neo2 only goes up to 2.85v on the vdimm which is not cool at all.

Thanks for the headsup on this and for saving a fellow geek some hard-earned $$$. :)
What do you mean, $10? On newegg, the Patriot XBLK is almost $100 less than the OCZ stuff.

saturnotaku
01-03-05, 01:43 PM
What do you mean, $10? On newegg, the Patriot XBLK is almost $100 less than the OCZ stuff.

Have to buy it from Fry's because I'm going to exchange some stuff that was already bought there. Long story why I can't just return it outright, but the exchange has to be done there.

superklye
01-03-05, 02:06 PM
Have to buy it from Fry's because I'm going to exchange some stuff that was already bought there. Long story why I can't just return it outright, but the exchange has to be done there.
Oohhhh...that kinda sucks. So are you going to end up getting gouged?

saturnotaku
01-03-05, 02:50 PM
Not really since my out of pocket expense should be less than $50. Depends on what they have in stock. They're out of the Patriot XBLK, but I need to check if they have the Corsair TwinX 3200XL. Apparently that RAM also uses Samsung TCCD chips. If they don't have that, then...I'm not sure what I'll do. I don't want to get the OCZ VX because I'd probably have to buy the RAM booster as well and that's an extra $45 I shouldn't have to spend.

I get off work in about an hour so I'll be able to see what all my options are.

superklye
01-03-05, 03:03 PM
With those RAM boosters, do you have to buy one for each stick you use? The more I think about it and the more I look up stuff on the XBLK RAM, the more I want it. It's like $98.75 less than the OCZ VX on NewEgg and it apparently OCs very, very well. The OCZ VX stuff is expensive enough as it is and having to spend at least $45 more on it for the RAM boosters is just way too much, especially when the XBLK performs as well.

saturnotaku
01-03-05, 03:23 PM
With those RAM boosters, do you have to buy one for each stick you use?

I don't think you do. If you check the product page at http://www.ocztechnology.com they have links to reviews. You should be able to find out what you need there. From what it looks like (and I haven't had time to do a detailed look myself) the module plugs into a standard DIMM slot, you connect the power to it and then dial in the voltage you want or the options unlock in your BIOS. The Neo2 has been tested to work up to 3.4v so I know my board would be more than capable of running the VX with the booster.

superklye
01-03-05, 03:33 PM
I don't think you do. If you check the product page at http://www.ocztechnology.com they have links to reviews. You should be able to find out what you need there. From what it looks like (and I haven't had time to do a detailed look myself) the module plugs into a standard DIMM slot, you connect the power to it and then dial in the voltage you want or the options unlock in your BIOS. The Neo2 has been tested to work up to 3.4v so I know my board would be more than capable of running the VX with the booster.
Ah, okay, I see.

Yeah...I have a feeling the ol' Biostar M7NCD Pro doesn't have that much OC-ability in it. ~$220 for RAM was more than I ever thought I would spend, but I think it's worth it and this summer, assuming I get my internship, I plan on upgrading to nForce4 SLi and the XBLK would really shine there.

Thanks for your help :)

bobmanfoo
01-03-05, 06:57 PM
...... They're out of the Patriot XBLK, but I need to check if they have the Corsair TwinX 3200XL. Apparently that RAM also uses Samsung TCCD chips. If they don't have that, then...I'm not sure what I'll do. I don't want to get the OCZ VX because I'd probably have to buy the RAM booster as well and that's an extra $45 I shouldn't have to spend....
if you get the OCZ VXs ill trade you my PDP/Patriot XBLs + cash :) LMK