The modules come in a tightly closed blister pack to protect them. It’s a simple package design, but I prefer it much more than modules that arrive in an anti-static bag. Just pulling the top of the package apart will allow you to grab the memory. As with most OCZ performance memory, these ones come with pure gold color heat spreaders, hence the Gold in the name.
After taking the modules out of the package, I was careful to not touch the spreaders and leave fingerprints. They are so clean and clear out of the package, I didn’t want to make them look dull right off the bat. Because this is a Copper heat spreader, I felt the weight difference immediately. With the high quality of the spreaders, it adds a lot to the product. These are the first OCZ modules I’ve used in a while, and just holding them, I’m impressed.
There are a couple additions to this memory that makes them special. OCZ offers a Lifetime Warranty on all their modules, which can leave you with a peace of mind. Also included in the warranty is EVP, extra voltage protection. They allow you to use up to 3.1 Â± 5% on the modules without voiding your warranty. This goes to show how confident they are with their memory.. good stuff. Lastly, they use special techniques on the PCB to lower the electrical noise (ULN, Ultra Low Noise), to aide with the performance and stability of the modules.
Now that we have all that taken care of, now’s the fun part. Here is the system that the modules are being tested in.
AMD 64 3200+ S939 Venice @ 2.00GHz
Ultra X-Finity 600W
200GB * 2 Western Digital 8MB Cache
160GB Western Digital 8MB Cache
Windows XP Professional with SP2