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OCZ Platinum vs. OCZ SLI-Ready

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September 2, 2008 10:44:39 PM

Last night I placed an order on newegg for my new PC build. I chose a 4gb kit of OCZ SLI-Ready DDR2 800 memory for it but now I'm having doubts. I will be using a P43 motherboard so I will not be able to take advantage of the special Nvidia features like EPP. Today I noticed that newegg also has a 4gb kit of OCZ Platinum for about the same price ($4 cheaper actually). My question is, is there any difference between the OCZ Platinum and the OCZ SLI-Ready memories besides the fact that one has Nvidia settings built into it? Would I have been better off going with the Platinum or does it make no difference? Here are the links to the chips:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Specs:
ASRock P43Twins1600 mobo
C2D e7200
BFG 9600GT
160gb SATA HDD
Corsair 450VX PSU
OCZ 4gb SLI-Ready DDR2 800

Thanks in advance!
September 3, 2008 12:03:39 AM

If they have already shipped don't return them. It will cost you more then $4 to sent them back.

No Difference at all except the heatspreader and the EPP. The SLI has a higher default voltage because at the tighter timings requires that extra voltage.

1Haplo
September 3, 2008 12:29:32 AM

They actually both share the same timings and voltages.

BTW, how does the fatal1ty memory compare to the SLI and the Platinum?
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September 3, 2008 12:39:17 AM

I have the OCZ SLI ram, I love it so far and it OC's ;)  I have mine at like 950Mhz with decent timings (I wanted a 1:1 ratio lol)
September 3, 2008 12:47:10 AM

The EEP has a 2.2V setting and the Platinum is only rated at 2.1V

1Haplo
September 3, 2008 12:54:12 AM

Oh, I see what you mean. So stock for stock, they will perform exactly the same? Does the EEP 2.2V setting mean the SLI RAM is better for overclocking (although I do not plan on OC'ing)?
a b } Memory
September 3, 2008 5:28:38 AM

iyzmi said:
Last night I placed an order on newegg for my new PC build. I chose a 4gb kit of OCZ SLI-Ready DDR2 800 memory for it but now I'm having doubts. I will be using a P43 motherboard so I will not be able to take advantage of the special Nvidia features like EPP. Today I noticed that newegg also has a 4gb kit of OCZ Platinum for about the same price ($4 cheaper actually). My question is, is there any difference between the OCZ Platinum and the OCZ SLI-Ready memories besides the fact that one has Nvidia settings built into it? Would I have been better off going with the Platinum or does it make no difference? Here are the links to the chips:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Specs:
ASRock P43Twins1600 mobo
C2D e7200
BFG 9600GT
160gb SATA HDD
Corsair 450VX PSU
OCZ 4gb SLI-Ready DDR2 800

Thanks in advance!



"SLI-READY" Title isnt an important thing,the most important thing is the RAMs timings,MHZ and voltages.Both of these RAMs have the same specs so go with the one which has a lower price.

Take a look @ this OCZ REAPERS RAM,they have better cooling and lower timings :D  :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 3, 2008 5:46:16 AM

So basically Platinum, SLI-Ready, and fatal1ty are all the same thing but with different logos on the heat spreaders? That's pretty much what I assumed in the first place but I just wanted to clarify.

Reaper memory would be nice but this is kind of a budget build and I my total was already more than I wanted. I was trying to stay under $500 and ended up at $520 AFTER $110 worth of mail-in-rebates. I'm not a hard-core gamer so the lower end stuff should be plenty for me...I hope.
a b } Memory
September 3, 2008 1:26:12 PM

Yeah u are right about the difference.
Btw the REAPER one that i posted it $10 more than the one u wanted.
September 3, 2008 11:09:54 PM

Your link is for the Reaper is $76, the SLI-Ready is $54. Looks like a $22 difference to me... Thanks for the help!
a b } Memory
September 4, 2008 6:05:50 AM

No problems mate :)  glad i could help u :) 
September 4, 2008 2:00:07 PM

for what it's worth, i've had nothing but trouble with the OCZ platinum ddr2 800 4gb kits. I bought 2 kits and had to RMA both because of memtest errors. Got new ones, and have another bad stick. Not to mention, getting them to run at the rated speed is a pain in the ass.
a b } Memory
September 4, 2008 2:47:16 PM

Well products arent like each others
For example many have XPSM1730 laptop and they are happy with it but for me i am selling it :( 
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