OCZ 4GB DDR3 PC3-15000 Platinum Low Voltage Dual Channel memory kit review
Written by Hanners
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 10:00
|OCZ 4GB DDR3 PC3-15000 Platinum Low Voltage Dual Channel memory kit review|
|OCZ 4GB DDR3 PC3-15000 Platinum Low Voltage Dual Channel memory kit|
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OCZ 4GB DDR3 PC3-15000 Platinum Low Voltage Dual Channel memory kit reviewAlthough I think it's fair to say that there were initially some misgivings about Intel introducing yet another new CPU socket outside of their high-end "Nehalem" derivative parts, Socket LGA 1156 has grown into the platform of choice for most users on the look-out for a new system, unless the lure of hugely expensive six core CPUs or a triple channel memory controller was simply too much to resist. This siren's call to enthusiasts has also extended to overclockers, with Intel's latest Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs on their LGA 1556 platform all offering some truly fantastic levels of overclocking without resorting to insane cooling solutions or arcane wizardry. Although a wizard's hat is still preferable while overclocking a system, I feel.
Given the immense capabilities bubbling underneath this platform, it is of course natural for the memory manufacturers to step up to the plate and provide dual-channel kits capable of feeding these new behemoths at ever-higher speeds while also working to the low voltage requirements of the mainstream P55 motherboard chipset platform and the CPUs that go with it. Today, we'll be looking at a set of 4GB DDR3 memory that does just this, and it comes from OCZ under the guise of their PC3-15000 Platinum Low Voltage Dual Channel memory kit. The name may not be that catchy, but with the promise of support for 1,866MHz DDR3 speeds without compromising on memory latencies, and for a price that seems more than entirely reasonable, there's a lot for us to get excited about as we put this memory kit through its paces. Will it reward our excitement? Read on to find out for yourself.