Friday, June 27th 2008

OCZ Technology Starts Offering 3GB PC2-5400 SODIMM Kits

OCZ Technology Group today announced the availability of its PC2-5400 SODIMM series in new 3GB optimized kits, allowing consumers to purchase upgrade RAM in the densities that fit their specific system needs. This addition to the DDR2 memory line offers consumers another option to incorporate high-quality hardware to promote extra performance on their mobile gaming station or portable office workstation.


With a breadth of consumer and enthusiast notebooks supporting various hardware capabilities, OCZ strives to provide optimal upgrades for various system requirements. For users requiring an additional boost from the standard 2GB of RAM without the incurring the price premiums of a 4GB kit, OCZ 3GB SODIMM kits are an excellent alternative. Upgrade RAM is critical for notebooks running graphics-intensive Windows Vista, or in any other operating system, and the everyday consumer using their laptop for picture editing, music, and videos can benefit from having this substantial boost in performance.

“The separation of the virtual memory address space into kernel and user memory allows up to 2GB of memory to be accessible as user memory in a 32-bit operating system,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. “Consequently, the total memory space needs to be larger than 2GB in order to accommodate the operating system and reserved memory areas for integrated on-board devices, without compromising the user memory. The new 3GB kits match these requirements without adding redundancy at additional cost and increased power consumption that would decrease battery life,” Dr. Schuette, continued.

These high-performance memory modules are priced aggressively and targeted at the value-minded consumer. They are now available in 3GB kits (1GB module + 2GB module) rated to run 5-5-5-15 timings for exceptional system performance. PC2-5400 SODIMMs are built to provide optimal levels of compatibility using the highest quality components and testing available.

Each module comes backed with industry leading technical support and the OCZ Lifetime Warranty, ensuring complete product satisfaction for unparalleled peace of mind.

For more information on the PC2-5400 SODIMM series, please visit our product page here.Source: OCZ Technology
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11 Comments on OCZ Technology Starts Offering 3GB PC2-5400 SODIMM Kits

#1
Atnevon
THis is actually a great idea. I think is is a bit late though. 2 years ago this would have been great to have. But with more support on the rise for x64 support, I think it is a bit to late. Still, a great idea to get your most out of a 32 bit OS.
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Cold Storm
Battosai
That is a great idea to do. I mean, most pre-built systems won't come with anything higher then 3gbs of ram if running a 32 bit os. Vista or XP... You get 2x1gb sticks, and 2x512 sticks... That's it... Even if you have 4gbs in a 32 bit os, the os won't read it. Maybe with a Service pack update, Vista Sp1 or XP SP3, but there is some computers in which that os won't show it. Even if it does, Benches won't even show it because of the OS that your using.
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mullered07
by: Cold Storm
That is a great idea to do. I mean, most pre-built systems won't come with anything higher then 3gbs of ram if running a 32 bit os. Vista or XP... You get 2x1gb sticks, and 2x512 sticks... That's it... Even if you have 4gbs in a 32 bit os, the os won't read it. Maybe with a Service pack update, Vista Sp1 or XP SP3, but there is some computers in which that os won't show it. Even if it does, Benches won't even show it because of the OS that your using.
id rather have 2x2gb and 32bit only read 3gb as it will be running in dual channel which will be better than 1x1gb and 1x2gb in single channel??

a lot of laptops seem to be preconfigured with this configuration now 3gb ram wtf is with that ?

guess the majority of laptop users arent that upto spec on dual/single channel, 3gb must be better than 2gb after all :wtf:
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Cold Storm
Battosai
by: mullered07
id rather have 2x2gb and 32bit only read 3gb as it will be running in dual channel which will be better than 1x1gb and 1x2gb in single channel??

a lot of laptops seem to be preconfigured with this configuration now 3gb ram wtf is with that ?

guess the majority of laptop users arent that upto spec on dual/single channel, 3gb must be better than 2gb after all :wtf:
If you go with the set up that I showed.. all four slots are used and allowing duel channel.. The reason that everyone that pre-build systems is using things like this is because that 32 bit OS is only going to read the 3 gbs... SO, they are thinking "Why give all 4gbs when you are limited to 3gbs due to os?"....
I am with you on wanting to just go 2x2gbs or 4x1gbs... but that's the person itself...
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Wile E
Power User
by: mullered07
id rather have 2x2gb and 32bit only read 3gb as it will be running in dual channel which will be better than 1x1gb and 1x2gb in single channel??

a lot of laptops seem to be preconfigured with this configuration now 3gb ram wtf is with that ?

guess the majority of laptop users arent that upto spec on dual/single channel, 3gb must be better than 2gb after all :wtf:
Some chipsets will dual channel 1GB + 2GB
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#6
Bull Dog
Yea later AMD K8 memory controllers could do dual channel mismatched size DIMMs.


Edit: But frankly, I have been using Windows XP x64 edition for a while now and I'll never go back to a 32bit OS.
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
while there are mobo chipsets out now that have some strange hybrid dual channel modes.. laptops only have two ram slots 99% of the time. You cant mix different sizes and expect dual channel.

This would be more aimed at the OEM market where they want to go from 2GB to 3GB, and then 3GB to 4GB next gen - it helps them keep the price a little bit lower, while appearing that little bit better than the opposition.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
while there are mobo chipsets out now that have some strange hybrid dual channel modes.. laptops only have two ram slots 99% of the time. You cant mix different sizes and expect dual channel.

This would be more aimed at the OEM market where they want to go from 2GB to 3GB, and then 3GB to 4GB next gen - it helps them keep the price a little bit lower, while appearing that little bit better than the opposition.
Both my lappys dual channel 1GB+2GB. I know, because that's what they came with. lol.
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#9
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
Both my lappys dual channel 1GB+2GB. I know, because that's what they came with. lol.
well thats good then. I'd hate to buy such a kit and lose DC tho, the performance hit is pretty large.
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Wile E
Power User
by: Mussels
well thats good then. I'd hate to buy such a kit and lose DC tho, the performance hit is pretty large.
Actually, CPU mag just ran a test recently, and discovered that there's not much of a difference anymore in most cases. Extremely memory intensive apps being the exception.
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: Wile E
Actually, CPU mag just ran a test recently, and discovered that there's not much of a difference anymore in most cases. Extremely memory intensive apps being the exception.
well.. a laptop isnt likely to be a heavy gaming rig, so thats a valid point.
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