With both AMD and Intel primarily using DDR2 memory technology, sales of this type of memory will no doubt accelerate significantly. DDR2-667 currently appears to be the new DDR400 until higher DDR2 memory frequencies become standard. Nevertheless, the original DDR memory is in no hurry, since most AMD systems in circulation still use DDR memory. OCZ knows that, and that's why they make new DDR memory modules every day. The latest is their “Limited Edition” memory, known as the “OCZ DDR PC3200 Special Ops Edition”.
Sounds very official and pretty covert, doesn't it? Well, these Military Edition memory modules are probably what enthusiastic Rainbow Six and Battlefield 2 players have been waiting for. While memory modules like the ones from the Corsair Pro series light up in the active state and reveal their position like a signal torch, the memory modules of the OCZ Special Ops Edition remain hidden in the giant jungle players that call computer cases. Okay, despite their efforts to disguise themselves, they're not exactly hiding in a computer case.
This is obviously due to the fact that green, brown and black camouflage colors are best suited for outdoor environments. In addition, it doesn't help that most of the memory module is covered by a chrome honeycomb heat spreader. If you look at the different images in this review, you will see exactly what I mean. Honestly, I don't think chrome was the best option for these memory modules. Now a black honeycomb heat spreader would have looked a lot better. I know that very well when I painted my black.
And while the appearance of these Battlefield 2 memory modules will please, this will also be the gigantic capacity of 2 GB. These limited Special Ops Edition memory modules are only available in 1 GB sticks, which means that two-channel kits have a capacity of 2 GB. Given that these memory modules are obviously geared towards gamers, it is important to note that despite their large capacities, the timings are still quite good. OCZ guarantees that these modules work with only 2.8 volts on CAS2.5-3-3-8. Thanks to the OCZ function "Extended voltage protection", these modules can be operated with 3.0 V ± 5% and are still covered by their lifetime guarantee.
With a price of around $ 200 for the two-channel 2 GB memory kit, these "limited edition" memory modules are a fairly good value compared to similarly configured modules from other manufacturers. Read on as I test these memory modules on the AMD 939 pin platform with their standard specifications and a maximum overclocked configuration.