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Old May 8, 2007, 10:49 PM
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Default New OCZ RAM optimized for AM2, AM2+ CPUs

The new PC2-5400 Titanium modules were designed exclusively for the AMD AM2 platform and are custom-tailored to the extended column address range of the AM2 memory controller. With a doubled page size, access penalties are reduced to ultimately improve system performance. Used on the AM2 platform, the architecture of these modules is particularly beneficial for large CAD model processing and memory intense graphics applications such as filters in Adobe Photoshop or video processing.

With 11 column address bit support by the AM2 memory controller, the number of addresses in each row or page can be as high as 2048 individual entries for a page size of 16kbit. Unlike modules based on standard 10-bit column address chips with an “8k” page size, the new Titanium AM2 Special modules take advantage of the AM2 controller’s feature set and provide a single rank solution with 2GB density using “16k” pages. This allows the controller to stay “in page” twice as long compared to standard memory architectures, thereby achieving unparalleled performance.

The PC2-5400 AM2 Special modules are optimized for 64-bit operating systems. Each module is 100% hand-tested for quality assurance and compatibility and feature high quality, titanium-mirrored XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders for the most effective heat dissipation. As part of OCZ’s line-up of premium memory, the AM2 Special series is backed by a Lifetime Warranty and industry-leading technical support for unparalleled peace of mind


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Old May 8, 2007, 11:32 PM
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This ram has me really curious. I'll be getting my hands on some shortly, so I am going to test it rigorously and compare it to another kit running at the same speeds. Apparently, the "recommended" method to see differences is with Photoshops filters.

I'd like to know exactly what type of application would be able to take advantage of the 16k pages though, or if it's any multi-media app that really stresses the ram. If so, there should be differences in a lot more than just Photoshop, like Lightroom, video encoding and maybe 3DS Max.

Kudos either way to OCZ, for trying something different.
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I took a chance and got some OCZ SLI memory for my PC since it is supposed to be optimized for my platform. While the difference is not enormous, there is a difference. All parts should be offered in optimized flavor as it does make a difference.
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I didn't realize the SLI label on RAM was anything other than a label. Good to know.
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Old May 9, 2007, 09:33 AM
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I took a chance and got some OCZ SLI memory for my PC since it is supposed to be optimized for my platform. While the difference is not enormous, there is a difference. All parts should be offered in optimized flavor as it does make a difference.
Your mind is playing tricks on you. Performance wise, there is absolutely no difference between SLI memory and other memory on the market. The only difference is that SLI memory has EPP profiles, which people who know how to overclock, would not bother with.
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Yeah EPP is probably the difference. When 1 guy just sets the main timings to spd and leave the rest on default and the next uses EPP optimized (includes secondaries) then EPP should have better performance.
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But SLI certified memory is not the only EPP memory either.
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Back in the day when EPP was launched, it was an initiative for NVIDIA to push enthusiasts towards platforms that use their products. SLI-Ready memory is just specific modules they "approve", not just because of EPP, but because of their design, hence why OCZ has black heatspreaders on their SLI-Ready modules.

There are absolutely no differences in the chips... I've been told this directly by two different memory companies.
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But SLI certified memory is not the only EPP memory either.
Correct, all mushkin hp and xp series is now too.
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