Playing on consumer fears, OCZ releases 8GB and 16GB RAM “Vista upgrade” kits

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Given that Microsoft has recently had to resort to fake market research studies to prove that Vista’s not as bad as people think, it’s no surprise to see companies market products that play on consumer fears.  OCZ has brought out two “Vista Upgrade Edition” kits designed to shoehorn into regular desktops the large amounts of RAM normally reserved for servers.  Obviously, 64-bit versions of an operating system are required to take advantage of this much memory.

Coming in kits of 8GB and 16GB, the memory-dense modules won’t work with all system boards.  Each kit comes with attached XTC heatspreaders.  OCZ says that each module is hand tested to ensure quality assurance and compatibility.  All modules also come with a lifetime warranty.  The 8GB kit retails for $209.99 while the 16GB kit, called a “quad” kit to no doubt latch onto the buzz surrounding quad-core processors, goes for $419.99.

Technical Specifications:

  • DDR2 800MHz
  • CL 5-6-6-18
  • 240 Pin DIMM
  • Unbuffered
  • 1.8V
  • 1.85V EVP
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 8GB: $209.99, 16GB: $419.99


via ZDNet



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