“There are no shortage of RAM kits in the marketplace. From a broad selection of speed ratings, to assist in overclocking, to the total amount of RAM you want. There are even RAM kits certified to work perfectly with either an NVIDIA SLI or ATI CrossFire setup. Though multi-card video card configurations can make overclocking difficult, so can a mis-match between the RAM and chipset. So why not produce RAM kits that are certified to work with, and be able to be overclocked on, certain chipsets and CPUs OCZ seemed to have been wondering the same thing with this AMD Black Edition Ready 4GB DDR3 Kit.”
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- G.SKILL Eco Series PC3 12800 2x2GB Review @ OCC
- Transcend aXeRAM 4GB DDR3-2000 @ PureOverclock
- OCZ Platinum DDR3-1600 4GB Low Voltage Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers
- GeIL Black Dragon 6GB DDR3-2000 @ PureOverclock
As the name implies, the OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 AMD Black Edition Ready 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit is optimized for Black Edition AMD CPUs. It integrates its self with AMD’s OverDrive utility allowing you to pick various profiles with the click of a mouse; if your motherboard offers support which not all do. From the review Futurelooks posted, it seems that these DIMMs offer more in the way of convenience than they do speed. An overclock of 1776MHz at 8-8-8-20 timings is not terrible, adding 116MHz is nothing to sneeze at, but somehow seems disappointing in a DIMM specifically designed for an unlocked CPU.