Buy the ARP T-Shirt! BIOS Optimization Guide Money Savers!

 27 December 2005
 OCZ Technology
 Dr. Adrian Wong
 Discuss here !
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 33.0
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - Virtualization Technology
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
Buy The BOG Book Subscribe To The BOG! Latest Money Savers!
OCZ PC-4000 Gold Gamer eXtreme XTC Dual-Channel DDR Memory Kit Review
Digg! Reddit!Add to Reddit | Bookmark this article:

OCZ PC-4000 Gold Gamer eXtreme XTC Dual Channel DDR Memory Kit

The OCZ PC-4000 Gold Gamer eXtreme XTC Dual Channel Memory Kit is quite unlike what we are used to see from OCZ.

It comes with a new heatspreader design that not only had a honeycomb design, but also does away with heatspreader clips. But whether that really helps in improving its cooling efficiency is up for debate.

This memory kit also has twice the capacity of the other memory kits in the OCZ Gold series. That's two full gigabytes of DDR SDRAM! With games like F.E.A.R. requiring loads of memory, 2GB is really the way to go these days. Even Photoshop users will appreciate the advantage of having two gigabytes of memory.

However, its rated timings of 3-4-3-8 are not exactly inspiring. Such loose rated timings and its inability to run at CAS 2 virtually classifies it as high latency modules. Certainly these Samsung UCCC-based modules do not have the flexibility of the TCCD modules.

As our overclocking results have shown, these modules are not for the hardcore overclocker. Instead, they seemed targeted at casual overclockers who just want to overclock up to 250MHz.

The lifetime warranty may seem pointless in the face of the fact that these modules cannot really be overclocked and don't react at all to increased voltage. But it should be noted that at 250MHz, the memory chips are actually being overclocked by 25%. So, it's best to hang onto the security of the lifetime warranty OCZ extends to these modules.

This large capacity memory kit is great for those who need loads of memory, like heavy gamers or multitaskers who do a lot of graphics work. But if you are looking for a good pair of 1GB modules to overclock, you will have to wait for better memory chips. 250MHz is pretty much the limit of these Samsung UCCC chips.

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

Lowest PriceGrabber Price
Review Comprehensive Review
Part Number

• 1 GB Module : OCZ5001024ELGEGXT
• 2 GB (1 GB x 2) Dual-Channel Kit : OCZ5002048ELGEGXT-K

Module Capacity 1024 MB
Speed Grade PC-4000
Rated Memory Clock 250 MHz
Maximum Transfer Rate • 4.0 GB/s
Rated Timings 3-4-3-8
Supported CAS Latencies 2.0, 2.5, 3.0
Data Transfers Per Clock 2
I/O Voltage 2.75 - 2.90 Volts
Module Interface 184 pins
Module Power Dissipation NA
Module Refresh Rate • NA
Chip Capacity 512 Mbits
Chip Configuration • 16 M x 4 banks x 8 bits
Chip Speed Grade • 4.0 ns
Chip Rated Voltage • 2.5 - 2.7 V
Chip Power Dissipation • 1.5 W
Chip Refresh Rate • 7.8 µs
Operating Temperature • NA
Heatspreader Gold Plated XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders
Special Features

• 2.9V EVP
   - OCZ's unique Extended Voltage Protection feature allows these modules to handle voltages up to 2.9V ±5% and still be covered by the Lifetime Warranty.

• ULN Technology
   - OCZ's unique Ultra Low Noise technology reduces the amount of electrical noise, for a faster and more stable module.

XTC Heatspreaders
   - The honeycomb design of the XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders allow better thermal dissipation by promoting airflow using micro-convection throughout the heatspreader.

Warranty • Lifetime Warranty 


* Our New Review System

ARP is committed to developing new ways to improve your experience with us. As part of our continuous efforts to improve the value of our reviews to you, we are implementing a new review system.

This new review system is designed to allow you to quickly receive information on the latest hardware. This new system also allows you to quickly get the gist of the review without reading through it. This can be very useful, especially in situations where you need to make a quick purchase decision.

In this new system, we start with a Product Overview whenever a company sends us a press release about their latest product. We shift through extraneous PR-talk to create a straightforward summary of the product's features as well as specifications. This allows you to quickly find out all the pertinent details about the product, without reading through official press releases.

When we receive the product for review, we will quickly take photos of it and create a Pictorial Review. The purpose of a pictorial review is to allow you, the reader, to quickly examine the product visually. It may help you make better purchase decisions, especially if you cannot wait for the full review.

After thorough testing, we will post a Comprehensive Review of the product. This adds on to the pictorial review with comprehensive test results and our final conclusion on the product.

But no matter whether you are reading a Pictorial Review or a Comprehensive Review, you can always read the summary of the review as well as examine the product's specifications right on the first page. In all our new reviews, we will maintain the first page as a Product Overview page. If the product is listed in PriceGrabber, you can also check out the lowest price online.

We hope this new review system will make your experience a lot more enjoyable and informative!


Kingston MobileLite G3 USB 3.0 Card Reader Review Rev. 2.0
The NVIDIA PhysX Tech Report
x264 Benchmark
Seagate 750GB Barracuda ES Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Plagiarism - Well And Alive
OCZ EL PC-3200 Gold DDR Memory Overview
Cooler Master Aquagate Mini Watercooling Kit Overview
Intel Centrino Overclocking Guide
Zalman VF700-AlCu GPU Cooler Review
1GB Corsair PC3200 XLPRO Ultra-Low Latency TwinX Memory Kit Review


Copyright © Tech All rights reserved.