Wednesday, December 17th 2008

OCZ Technology Group Introduces New Flex EX Performance Memory Series

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the Flex EX memory series, featuring breakneck speeds demanded by enthusiasts in an updated compact form factor to maximize memory configurations on your motherboard. These premium high-density modules operate at incredibly fast DDR2 and DDR3 speeds to run the latest memory-intensive games and applications, and offer enthusiasts the thermal management necessary for the stability and performance on high-end gaming and overclocking systems.


Offering some of the industry’s fastest modules to date, the Flex EX series encompasses the needs of enthusiasts, power users, and gamers with incredible frequencies up to DDR3-2000, and DDR2-1200 as the fastest DDR2 4GB kit available. The Flex EX Series has a specifically tailored configuration for all users to maximize the performance for all types of systems.

“Memory is the primary storage device of any modern computer system and defines how fast the CPU can access data,” commented Dr. Michael Schuette, VP of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. “Density, frequency, and access latencies of the system memory are the critical factors for overall performance of any PC and that is where the new OCZ Flex Ex series sets new standards by providing the optimal combination of the three factors for any system architecture by offering unprecedented speed and latencies at 4GB density with advanced cooling options to enhance stability and performance in even the most demanding environments.”

The OCZ Flex EX thermal management solution enables high-frequency memory to operate within an optimal balance of extreme speeds and low latencies without the high temperatures that inhibit or damage the module. Each Flex EX memory module features the integrated liquid injection system design which originated in the OCZ Flex XLC (Xtreme Liquid Convection) Series. This latest series was engineered with a “flexible” all-aluminum design to give enthusiasts the option to run the modules water-cooled or passively via the array of aluminum fins, and the concurrent use of both options promotes maximum heat dissipation.

The new Flex EX series will be initially available in these high-end solutions for gamers and overclockers utilizing water or passive cooling:

OCZ PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB (2x2GB) 1200MHz CL 6-6-6-18 @ 2.2V

OCZ PC2-6400 Flex EX 4GB (2X2GB) 800MHz CL 4-4-3-15 @ 2.1V

OCZ PC3-12800 Flex EX 4GB (2x2GB) 1600MHz CL 7-6-6-24 @ 1.9V

OCZ PC3-16600 Flex EX 4GB (2x2GB) 2000MHz CL 8-8-8-30 @ 2.0V

The Flex EX modules are optimized for the latest cutting-edge platforms and will be available in 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kits for ultimate bandwidth. As part of OCZ’s line-up of premium memory, the Flex EX series is backed by a Lifetime Warranty and industry-leading technical support for unparalleled peace of mind.Source: OCZ Technology
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12 Comments on OCZ Technology Group Introduces New Flex EX Performance Memory Series

#1
tigger
I'm the only one
My 2x2gb ddr2 crucials will do 1200 at 6.5.6.15 2.0v,i thought cas 6 for ddr2 is a bit poo?
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#3
silkstone
by: tigger
My 2x2gb ddr2 crucials will do 1200 at 6.5.6.15 2.0v,i thought cas 6 for ddr2 is a bit poo?
I'm guessing that when the memory bus gets over 500mhz technology atarts to reach it's limit real fast. we need next gen chips to get more out of memory and they ain't going to be here for a while, it's easier just to double, triple, quadruple them using different methods. Anyone more tech savvy willing to explain? i can't put it into words very well
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: tigger
My 2x2gb ddr2 crucials will do 1200 at 6.5.6.15 2.0v,i thought cas 6 for ddr2 is a bit poo?
as will mine and yes it is a bit bad but i think this is just an "extreme" kit rated at a higher voltage.
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#5
Whilhelm
They look nice but when will OCZ learn that most people that watercool avoid aluminum like the plague.
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#6
thunder_2008
Too little too late~!

by: hayder.master
good coolers i see
Can't say that I agree with these being good coolers at all. I used to have ocz flex 9200 then I bought the flex 12800...when I updated to ddr3...then I bought the flex II 2000mhz sticks I have now.

I must say that having cooling on both sides of the modules is the right idea. However, the flex II series is 2000mhz memory that I have been able to get to run at 2000mhz only for about 5min. in otherwords not stable.

In fact the 1gb modules on the flex II and my and other customers complaints have spawned this new flex ex series. The problem is that i's too late in coming as for one thing x48 is old hat...tri-channel and x58 is the latest.

Chances are that if your going to spend more than $300+ for ddr3(btw I paid $490 for the 12800 in feb. 08) your going to also opt for i7/x58.

The 2x2gb in smaller thinner size allowing sticks to fit side by side on the mb is good...but it's about 12-months too late....in short it should have been available for the flex II series.

Furthermore, ocz used to be known for the fastest memory...this has also ended as A-Data has 2200mhz memory. While you may have to use your own water-cooling jackets for the A-Data if you want extra cooling performance.

I have bought 3-sets of ocz flex memory kits...I am no longer exclusively recommending their memory as the last flex II kit is obsolute garbage...they constantly get stuck cause freezing and are just bad sticks.

Placed an rma for them but since I have only 2-gb 1x1 I have not sent them in as I have not replacement memory for the 3+wks it will take for replacement...I am not about to spend more $ on anything ocz for advance replacement.

To round off the rebate that ocz was supposed to give for the flex II memory they first denied. After much time and calls they accepted to give the rebate $30...just arrived Dec.16th 08 from my september purchase.

Not at all a satisfactory set of circumstances and time for someone whos spent upwards of $1000k on memory ???
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#7
erocker
Are you certain you were being held back by temperatures with your RAM?
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#8
thunder_2008
by: erocker
Are you certain you were being held back by temperatures with your RAM?
Hmm, I don't know...good point? I suppose the next ? is what temps are within the habitable zones for 2000mhz frequencies? Currently I am @1980Mhz 2.1v w/ c2q6600 on a Rampage Extreme @ 3960mhz 8x495 fsb @1.65v cpu 23 23 14 14 ddr3 outside temps measured on the outer side of the jackets for both modules are: 38.8c...

For water cooling I currently an Aqua Computer 360xt mark I...single loop for north/south bridges and memory @ 27.5c loop temps after about 10hours under load from north/south and 1x1 gb flex II.

Recently purchased Enzo tech water blocks for separately cooling the north, south, and mosfets and an Via water chiller that is stock designed for 40f or -1c, I will likely that the temp sensor and ground it so the compressor and fans work continuously.

Possible that it may then push pass below 30f or sub zero temps...just have not hook it up as I need to get a water pump setup.
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#9
erocker
I don't think it's a cooling issue. I think the ram just isn't working as advertised, though have you tried bumping up the voltage on the north bridge to see if stability increases?:)
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#10
thunder_2008
by: erocker
I don't think it's a cooling issue. I think the ram just isn't working as advertised, though have you tried bumping up the voltage on the north bridge to see if stability increases?:)
Yes...fact I've had the north upwards of 1.8v....simply put this is the worst showing product that I have bought from ocz...frankly them putting me thru the drama and changes with the rebate for this memory was the last straw~!!!

LoL WHEN ARE COMPANIES GOING TO GET IT...IF YOU OFFER A REBATE YOU BETTER HONOR IT IF YOU EXPECT TO REMOTELY HAVE REPEAT BUSINESS~!!! GETTING A POST CARD SAYING YOUR REBATE CAME IN LATE(BY 3-DAYS IS SCAMMING&LESS)



I have something in store in kind~!!! Just waiting on my purchase of a cnc milling/lathe.

As for this memory I am selling it and getting whatever highest clocking non water-cooled ddr3 memory that is available once I purchase a i7 chip...sometime in '09. And, then I will put together my own water jacket design for the ddr3.

One which will negate ocz customer support not answering the phone not giving my rebate not honoring an advance replacement without having to wait weeks.

Diffinetly turned off to their products now...they have lost my loyality.

Anyways, there's always going to be something that's faster it terms of newly released memory or vgas or whatever...so not being tied down to ocz is actually a plus...

Thank ocz for the important lesson with your not listening or caring enough about my and other customers issues... """""" I once in line with manufacturing equipment will not make your mistakes ' EVER ' """"""~!?!
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#11
aspire
Ugh they release another rubbish aluminum product.

And the worst part is I stopped by the ocz outlet store a few days ago and while I was there I told the employee to tell the engineers to make a set using all copper and with g 1/4" fittings.

I think if they released a product following those specs they would sell tons because there really isn't a solid readily available product on the market.
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#12
thunder_2008
by: aspire
Ugh they release another rubbish aluminum product.

And the worst part is I stopped by the ocz outlet store a few days ago and while I was there I told the employee to tell the engineers to make a set using all copper and with g 1/4" fittings.

I think if they released a product following those specs they would sell tons because there really isn't a solid readily available product on the market.
Hmm...I'm with you there...mine will be righteous :)
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