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OCZ PC2-8000 Titanium Alpha VX2 DDR2 Memory Kit

The OCZ PC2-8000 Titanium Alpha VX2 DDR2 Memory Kit is a hallmark of OCZ engineering - unique, innovative, daring. It pushes the boundary of DDR2 performance, with a marked emphasis on overvolting.

As such, it isn't surprising to see these modules use the XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders. The XTC heatspreaders with its honeycomb design, is supposed to greatly improve the cooling of memory chips. That would be really important when the memory chips are overvolted as much as these chips are.

It's also good to note that OCZ is backing up these memory modules with a lifetime warranty. No matter how overclocked or overvolted the memory chips in these memory modules are, you can be assured of a replacement from OCZ should anything untoward happen to the modules.

These modules use the Micron D9 GMH DDR2 memory chips which are reputed to be very overclockable. Of course, this is evident in the fact that OCZ essentially overclocked it from its maximum rated clock speed of 800MHz DDR at 5-5-5 to 1GHz DDR at just 4-4-4! Just how much more overclockable these modules are is another question altogether.

Although you can buy a single 1GB module, the dual-channel memory kit offers 2GB of memory, a sweet spot for many gamers. Even graphics artists and photo editors would love the performance boost 2GB of memory offers.

This memory kit is certainly worth checking out if you are in the market for PC2-8000 DDR2 SDRAM to play with. With a lifetime warranty and coverage of voltages of up to 2.52 V, you will have ample opportunity to tweak and polish this diamond until it shines! For case modders, the unique multi-coloured titanium XTC heatspreaders is just the thing you need to add a touch of mystery to your case mod.

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

MSRP • NA
Lowest PriceGrabber Price
Review Comprehensive Review
Part Number

• 1024 MB Module : OCZ2P800512
• 2 GB (1024 MB x 2) Kit : OCZ2TA1000VX22GK

Module Capacity 1024 MB
Speed Grade PC2-8000
Rated Memory Clock 500 MHz
Maximum Transfer Rate • 6.4 GB/s
Rated Timings • 4-4-4-15
Supported CAS Latencies 3, 4, 5
Data Transfers Per Clock 2
I/O Voltage 2.28 - 2.52 Volts
Module Interface 240 pins
Module Power Dissipation NA
Module Refresh Rate • NA
Chip Capacity 512 Mbits
Chip Configuration • NA
Chip Speed Grade • DDR2-667 (5-5-5)
• DDR2-533 (4-4-4)
• DDR2-400 (3-3-3)
Chip Rated Timings

5-5-5 @ 667MHz DDR
• 4-4-4 @ 533MHz DDR
3-3-3 @ 400MHz DDR

Chip Rated Voltage • 1.7 - 1.9 V
Chip Power Dissipation • 1 Watt
Chip Refresh Rate • 7.8 µs
Chip Package • 60-ball FBGA
Operating Temperature • 0 °C to +95 °C
Heatspreader Gold-plated XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders
Special Features

• 2.4V EVP
   - OCZ's unique Extended Voltage Protection feature allows these modules to handle voltages up to 2.4V ±5% and still be covered by the Lifetime Warranty.

Voltage eXtreme DDR2
   - the PC2-8000 Ti Alpha VX2 is designed to operate at a high voltage in order to increase the speed while maintaining stability that is usually unobtainable when conventional modules are pushed to run at a higher voltage.
   - supports ultra-low timings of 4-4-4 at 2.3 volts without any adverse affects to stability.

Warranty • Lifetime Warranty 

 

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