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OCZ memory - is it good stuff?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Detectorist, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Detectorist

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    Made an impulse purchase today at the local Tiger Direct store. They had a pack of 2 PC 5400 1GB DDR2 modules for $29.99 . I was looking to put some more memory in my Dell E520. I have never heard of this brand.

    Is it well regarded?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    I have installed OCZ memory into several computers and never had any RAM related issues, in fact I have 4Gb OCZ Reaper HPC PC2 8500 Dual Channel memory in this computer.
     


  3. Decent company, haven't heard of many issues with it.
     
  4. Big Al 24

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    OCZ is a good company, I don't think you'll regret it. I have their 750w gamexstream power supply and it has been running solidly for a little over 2 years now. I would rank them highly. Gskill, Corsair, Mushkin- all good too. I've tried to encourage people in "Tech Talk" to be more open minded about brands of electronics, and hopefully they will.
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

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    I'm (admittedly) very close minded about this stuff... :)

    That said, someone I know purchased OCZ and I installed it for him, and it worked fine. Gskill, I got one that was DOA about a year ago, on Ebay.. I returned it for exchange and to my knowledge, its still working fine.

    Me and My stuff, only gets Crucial or Kingston.. ;)

    IGF
     
  6. Detectorist

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    Thanks for the replies, guys. I purchased a set of 2 1GB OCZ 'High Performance 5400 and just installed them. Seems to be working fine. No BSOD or anything. Sure adds a bit of 'snap' to the screens!
     
  7. betyourlife

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    +1 I have their power supply as well and it is awesome so far (6 months now). The blue light matches the other fan lights on my Antec 900.
     
  8. RaiderRodney

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    OCZ is my favorite brand for memory and power supplies. But as others have said Patriot, Mushkin, Crucial and Corsair also make good memory so I usually get whichever is on sale at newegg for builds. With power supplies I stick with OCZ or Antecs ;)
     
  9. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    Heh I also have the Nine Hundred case with a Gamestream :supergrin:
     
  10. andybob

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    I bought 2, 1 GB chips for my laptop and they worked good for a while. Then one crapped out on me.

    Any yes when I installed them I used Latex gloves and the works.

    Sorry, but that will be the last time I buy anything OCZ.
     
  11. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    Sorry to hear you got a bad stick but keep in mind that no company has a 0% failure rate. To rule out OCZ because of 1 bad experience would be your loss because they do make some of the best memory out there...especially for gaming ;)

    And they have a lifetime warranty with great customer service to boot.
     
  12. andybob

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    I was just sayin'...

    If I need memory again I will go with someone else.
     
  13. Big Al 24

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    There is probably no tech company that I have "never" had to return something. It's not a gun.
     
  14. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Hope your not including Ruger in that statement ... they have put out a lot of crap lately.
     
  15. Big Al 24

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    I was referring more to the reliability of Glocks because of the forum and the general acceptance of the Glock's durability. Tech parts are more sensitive and involved and quite a bit can go wrong along the way to the product reaching you. And as far as RAM goes, many a bunk chip end up making it past the binning process despite good efforts. Basically, when it comes to tech products it's really all about performance and customer service. Ask anyone who has to order products like hard drives in volume, how many duds they receive. You'll quickly find it's harder to become brand loyal. The question really is, how does the company handle things when they go bad?