OCZ - 2GB DDR2 PC2-8500 1066MHz - SLI-Ready Dual Channel Memory | £45.99 with Free Delivery - HotUKDeals
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I bought a pair of these a year ago for £140 which (at the time) was a good price. Today you can pick up the set for £46! I've been looking at upping my RAM to 4GB for a while and these were £68 on Play last week so this is a great deal which includes free delivery. I don't have a 1066 DDR2 board (yet) but I can confirm these work great at 800MHz getting a 5.6 in Vista performance ratings.

The OCZ PC2-8500 SLI-Ready Series are programmed to boot at 1066MHz DDR2 with supremely fast timings of 5-5-5-15. The exclusive OCZ SPD specifications take out the guesswork and provide enthusiasts and gamers with significant overclocked performance with no manual adjustment or compatibility issues.

Each OCZ SLI-Ready module comes equipped with an exclusive NVIDIA XTC heatspreaders for the most efficient heat dissipation and a look that stands out like its performance. With the fusion of the sophisticated EPP memory specification and cutting-edge, high-speed OCZ DDR2 architecture, the PC2-8500 edition is the ultimate breakthrough for advanced SLI platform performance.
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#1
Looks good, cheers.

Could you possibly check and list the SPD timings table of your RAM (in CPU-Z or similar) for running at 667MHz and 800MHz? Thanks
#2
Does it give 5.6 in the vista ratings with 2 sticks or 4?
1 Like #3
charlie12;1843437
Looks good, cheers.

Could you possibly check and list the SPD timings table of your RAM (in CPU-Z or similar) for running at 667MHz and 800MHz? Thanks


Hope this helps, information was the same for each DIM. Only displaying as 400MHz each DIM due to my board only supporting DDR up to 800Mhz (Intel Bad Axe 2).

[FONT=Courier New][SIZE=2]General
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) OCZ
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-6400 (400 MHz)

Attributes
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP yes (1 profiles)
XMP no

Timings table
Frequency (MHz) 266 266 400
CAS# 3.0 4.0 5.0
RAS# to CAS# delay 4 4 5
RAS# Precharge 4 4 5
TRAS 10 10 15
TRC 15 15 22

EPP profile 1 (full)
Voltage level 2.300 Volts
Address Command Rate 2T
Cycle time 1.875 ns (533.3 MHz)
tCL 5.0 clocks
tRCD 5 clocks (9.25 ns)
tRP 5 clocks (9.25 ns)
tRAS 15 clocks (28.00 ns)
tRC 22 clocks (41.00 ns)
tWR 6 clocks (11.25 ns)
[/SIZE][/FONT]
#4
danny-mac;1843468
Does it give 5.6 in the vista ratings with 2 sticks or 4?


That's with 2 sticks, I've just ordered another 2 so we'll see if its pushed to 5.9 (Although I guess it will probably just remain the same).
#5
ajmuir
Hope this helps


Yes, very helpful, many thanks!
#6
I don’t consider 2GB as enough for most hard core PC users who this will appeal to. Considering the recent deals for 4GB of OCZ PC2-8000 for under £60 this doesn’t seem so hot.
#7
Before u buy u might want to check out corsair Dominators.

There are around £50 at many places, and these are top notch and perfect for OC work.

Microdirect had them really cheap but have just sold out.

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(15885)Corsair-2048MB-TwinX-XMS2-8500-DDR2-EPP-SLI.aspx

Check google. u can find lots of places under £50.
#8
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=462617

£46.82 delivered when they come back into stock
#9
Agharta
I don’t consider 2GB as enough for most hard core PC users who this will appeal to. Considering the recent deals for 4GB of OCZ PC2-8000 for under £60 this doesn’t seem so hot.


You cannot compare memory based on size.

Speed and timings are very important, expecially if you want to overclock. If you do not plan to overclockm fast ram is usaually a waste of money. The OCZ ram posted here is aimed at high spec system that would run beyond normal settings (ie overclocked)
#10
Sorry for the hijack, quick question.

Could i put these http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130429 into this motherboard http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00748726&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=3271568.

I am using vista 32. Or would i need to use 4 x 1gb sticks?
#11
danny-mac;1843932
Sorry for the hijack, quick question.

Could i put these http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130429 into this motherboard http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00748726&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=3271568.

I am using vista 32. Or would i need to use 4 x 1gb sticks?


Yes you can :thumbsup:
#12
emasu
Yes you can :thumbsup:


Thanks emasu:thumbsup:, would it be best to put them in slots 1 and 3.......read something somewhere about this.
#13
danny-mac;1843996
Thanks emasu:thumbsup:, would it be best to put them in slots 1 and 3.......read something somewhere about this.


Whichever slots on your motherbaord are dual channel i think.. that will probably be slots 1 and 3 :)
1 Like #14
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=798452

Its actually cheaper with free delivery on a day you choose at scan ;-)
#15
dont forget you wont see the full 4gb in 32bit vista or xp for that matter. You need to be using a 64bit o/s
1 Like #16
yoshi
dont forget you wont see the full 4gb in 32bit vista or xp for that matter. You need to be using a 64bit o/s


Am i right in saying 4gb - 512mb (8800gt) = 3.5 gb will be usable?


@emasu, thanks rep your way:)
#17
sshomza
You cannot compare memory based on size.
Speed and timings are very important, expecially if you want to overclock. If you do not plan to overclockm fast ram is usaually a waste of money. The OCZ ram posted here is aimed at high spec system that would run beyond normal settings (ie overclocked)

The RAM I listed also over-clocks but probably not as much as this.
It’s the law of diminishing returns IMO and beyond 1066MHz you aren’t going to see much of a performance boost in applications even if raw benchmarks look impressive.
Each to their own though.
#18
I purchased some RAM from Scan yesterday.

2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12- £28.79

It is a Today Only offer that ends tonight.

Overclocks to 1066MHz with 2.2v and 5-5-5-15 timings. I had the 667MHz versions of this RAM and it was great. Overclocked to over 800MHz with no problems. Highly recommended and very stable.
#19
danny-mac
Am i right in saying 4gb - 512mb (8800gt) = 3.5 gb will be usable?


@emasu, thanks rep your way:)


Not necessarily,

The problem with 32bit o/s relates is legacy related. What happens is that some of the addressable memory (regardless of how much you have physically installed) is reserved for use by page files or by some of the devices that you are using, such as a graphics card, PCI card, integrated network connections, etc., so it's unavailable for use as normal main memory.

The amount of memory needed for these devices is calculated by your system at startup; if you haven't maxed out the memory in your system, it's invisible to you, and all your physical memory (the RAM that's installed) is available for use. However if you've maxed out the DRAM in your system, this amount will be deducted from your physical memory, so you can't use 100% of your DRAM.

typically you will be able to access between 3 and 3.5gb although i have seen systems where they simplu crash when 4gb is installed due to poorly written legacy driver software.
#20
Did anyone else buy these?

I've just received mine and I think they may be faulty. They run at 667Mhz for starters and the timings are 4-4-5-15 not 5-5-5-15. Oddly they are labelled as the 1066Mhz set I've ordered but they do not match the identical set I had in there previously.

Would be interesting to see what other people get.;-)

By the way, vista showed all 4GB in system pref panel, even with a 640Mb 8800GTS installed, woot!

Have put in for a Play.com replacement.
#21
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#22
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#23
^ Just a bookmark. :)

Some good information here.
#24
Vegeta
I purchased some RAM from Scan yesterday.

2GB (2x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12- £28.79

It is a Today Only offer that ends tonight.

Overclocks to 1066MHz with 2.2v and 5-5-5-15 timings. I had the 667MHz versions of this RAM and it was great. Overclocked to over 800MHz with no problems. Highly recommended and very stable.


So if my motherboard supports RAM up to 800Mhz (PC26400) does this mean that I would not be able to overclock this RAM to 1066MHz the way you describe???

Edit. Just found out my motherboard "Supports 1.8V DDR2 DIMMs". Does this mean I can't take this RAM above 1.8V?

One last thing will my processor limit how much overclocking of RAM I can do?

Thanks.

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