Date: April 5th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: OCZ Technology
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & PICTORIAL
Here is what you will receive when you order your 512 Meg stick worth
Arriving in a standard plastic bubble package, make sure that your unit
was shipped with proper packaging and styrofoam protection. This bubble
pack in itself does not protect the memory much and if it was just shipped
in an envelope, be ready for some problems.
Removing the packaging and the installation instructions, you will notice
that this is quite an attractive stick of ram. The copper heatspreader
attached to the ram is held permanently in place with clips and double
sided thermal transfer tape. Everything was snug and tight with no loose
components. I would highly recommend that you DO NOT remove the heatspreader
for any reason. Doing so could separate the ramchips from the underlying
PCB substrate and void your warranty.
When you receive your memory, make sure you check the stickers to make
sure you received the memory you ordered.
The "Enhanced Latency" memory should have a sticker stating
it's difference from the standard memory.
In the past, OCZ has had some problems with some manufacturers illegally
counterfeiting and labeling memory as being OCZ product. Make sure that
your ram has the OCZ copper heatspreader for authenticity.