There Is No Sense in High-Speed Dual-Channel Memory Kits – OCZ.

First of all: "Duh!". Secondly, the 'enthousiasts' are not asking for high-frequency memory. Not the mainstream overclockers, who are in 90% of the cases limited by their CPU anyway and certainly not the extreme overclockers who have no interest in running timings such as 9-11-9 to reach high frequencies. It's all about performance, boys, not the amount of MHz.

There is an ongoing fight between a number of premium memory modules in terms of clock-speeds. But does anybody need them? OCZ Techology Group, a leading supplier of memory modules does not think exactly so. Intel Corp., the world’s largest maker of microprocessors, currently has two platforms: the LGA1366 for high-end systems and the LGA1156 for mainstream computers. The triple-channel LGA1366 platform by definition has higher bandwidth than the LGA1156 one with dual-channel memory controller at almost any reasonable clock-speed. But maybe the rise of clock-speeds will not work? It will, but only in the certain cases, according to OCZ. “We are offering a complete line of memory and it does make sense to make more mainstream parts for the LGA1156 platform. DDR3 1333 and 1600 are just fine for this platform and we are still focused on high density kits because the larger memory volumes are good for 64-bit applications. We still think it makes sense to have more memory than ultra fast lower densities, said Alex Mei, executive vice-president and chief of marketing operations. But OCZ is looking forward and maybe the world will see 2.60GHz from OCZ. "If there is demand from our enthusiast consumers we will make it happen,” Mr Mei concluded.


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United States Hondacity says:

i bought ocz blades for 430$ 2000 7-8-7s 3x2gb

but no more support?!?!? total bs!

TaPaKaH says:

Lol, nice marketing talk.

For an enthusiast/overclock-friendly brand they sure know how to get things done. No continuation of Blade series with MGH hypers, no support/RMA for those who already have troublesome MNH Blades, no BBSE/Powerchips for mid-end models (their mid-end is still full of old Samsung and old Micron) - for sure, that's what the enthusiasts/overclockers want.

Belgium jmke says:

where does it state "no more support" ?

United States Hondacity says:

oh .. i think the "ocz team" saw this thread...they're putting back the blades in their website...hmmm anyways someone rma'd his ocz blades (hypers) he got bbse stuff...its not fair.

Belgium Massman says:

I heard that story as well: RMA €350 worth of 3x2GB Hypers and get the following proposals - Exchange for 3x2GB Platinum sticks worth €100 (serious fail) - Exchange for 60GB SSD worth €250 - After long email exchanges a full refund.

TaPaKaH says:

I actually got offered old Samsung based Reapers or a 30Gb SSD as an exchange for my 3x2Gb Blade set. Had to point OCZ to their own distributor pricelists to actually get something worthy (6x2Gb Gold 1333) in exchange. Will never buy OCZ again, that's for sure.

New Zealand packet says:

Hondacity said: i bought ocz blades for 430$ 2000 7-8-7s 3x2gb

but no more support?!?!? total bs!


i had my blade kit for a day same day it crapped lol and that day i got told no more RMA for the blade kit so switched.

idk what happened there but it was good stuff

Austria Turrican says:

i had problems in the past as well. back in the athlon 64 day (~2005) i had 2x512mb of ocz gold vx. those were specified @ ddr500 2-2-2-5. after a few months they were only running with 2-3-3-8 stable anymore, so i rma'ed them. this took a few months and i got ocz gold series rev. 2 back which had ddr500 @ 2.5-3-3-7 timings as stock. i got told there are no gold vx anymore available so i have to bear with the gold series rev. 2 (which had crappy microns on it instead of the winbond utt). the value of the series rev.2 were like 1/2 of the gold vx back then. since then i haven't bought any memories from ocz anymore.

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Are there no rules about RMAs? I thought they had to either give something equivalent or better in return, or a full refund:rolleyes:

TaPaKaH says:

I thought they had to either give something equivalent or better in return, or a full refund
They do, but according to OCZ, 3x2Gb Blade kit costs roughly the same as, for example, some 3x2Gb 1600 mid-end set and the reason why Blade retails for 350-400Euros are 100-200% profit margins on Blade series put by all OCZ distributors everywhere in the world.
Which is total BS.
I managed to caught their rep lying, I have access to OCZ distributor pricelists, was funny to see him make excuses...

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Sam OCX said: I managed to caught their rep lying, I have access to OCZ distributor pricelists, was funny to see him make excuses...

Nice one :D

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