OCZ DDR2 PC2-5400
DDR2 is finally here. I've been excited about this memory ever
since it was first announced. It's great to get excited about new
hardware. The only thing that's bad about new hardware is the fact
that you know you're going to have to upgrade to it. In this case
it's a little worse. There are currently no AMD platforms that
accept DDR2 and the only Intel DDR2 platform requires a LGA775 CPU and a
PCI-E video card. Your upgrade to DDR2 is going to require a major
commitment. However, this is the future of memory and you know you
want the newest and fastest components.
OCZ is pulling the bling out like usual.
These heatspreaders are almost too pretty to touch. They have a
mirrored copper finish and they just make you want to show off your
memory with your case window.
CL 4-4-4-12 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
512MB and 1 GB modules
1GB (2X512) and 2 GB (2X1024) dual channel optimized kits
Mirrored Copper Heatspreader
240 Pin DIMM
2.2 EVP - OCZ's unique Extended Voltage Protection feature allows
PC2-5400 modules to handle voltages up to 2.2V ±5% and still be covered
by our Lifetime Warranty.
512MB Module PN-OCZ2667512PF
1GB Module PN-OCZ26671024PF
1GB (2X512) D/C Kit PN-OCZ26671024PFDC-K
2GB (2X1024) D/C Kit PN-OCZ26672048PFDC-K
I pulled the heatspreader
off for the benefit of the ClubOC readers. Please don't do this
with your own memory. You will void the warranty and there is a
possibility that you can ruin your memory (like I did). The memory
chip you see above is a Micron Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array (FBGA) design.
They pull off of the circuit card very easily. The part number you
see on the chip is a little different than the normal Micron part
number. This is simply because of room on the chip. Using
Microns memory decoder,
found here, produces the
more familiar Micron part number.