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OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

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  • DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
  • Timing 7-7-7-24
  • CAS Latency 7
  • Voltage 1.65V

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Unleash the power of Platinum! OCZ's Platinum Edition triple channel 6GB kit is rated to run at 1600MHz and has CL 7-7-7-24 timings for speedy performance. Each kit is 100% hand tested for performance and compatibility.

The XTC heat spreaders are designed to take advantage of the micro convection currents that occur in the channels between the individual memory chips. The platinum mirrored honeycomb design encourages maximum heat distribution. The rigid frame, in addition to proclaiming to the world what memory you use also helps to reinforce structural rigidity in the module.

This new 6GB kit ensures optimal performance via an ideal combination of low voltage requirements, speed, and latency, so it's a great match for the Nehalem platform to unleash performance you could only dream of before.

  • newegg Designed for Intel Core i7 Platforms The OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 DDR3 memory kit comes in a triple-channel configuration designed specifically for Intel’s new Core i7 processor/X58 chipset-based platforms.
  • newegg DDR3 1600 DDR3 1600 delivers amazing performance and platform compatibility with up to 12800MB/s memory bandwidth per channel for the ultimate work and gaming power!
  • newegg Platinum Z3 XTC Heatspreaders Platinum Z3 XTC Heatspreaders Platinum Z3 XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heat spreaders with an innovative honeycomb design significantly increase ventilation and heat dissipation through more direct contact to memory ICs.

Learn more about the OCZ Storage Solutions OCZ3P1600LV6GK

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Working, careful how you clock

Pros: Working at 1064 clock speed. Untried at 1600 rated speed but may work just fine.

Cons: Not verified at full 1600 clock speed but may work just fine there.

Other Thoughts: I gotta tell you, I had trouble with these at 1600 clock speed. I thought it was bad RAM. But it may work per my comments: Motherboard maker supported overclocking to that RAM speed. What was not made clear at that time almost 4 years ago (except for one single online post out of hundreds) is that for an x58 chipset system the overclock works adjusting the core multiplier. If you get the RAM speed by adjusting the uncore speed then some hardware on the motherboard will lock up because that clock controls other functions that can't handle it. Even the motherboard maker did not mention this and just said the ram speed was "supported". Believe me I looked everywhere for documented clues. I had hard freezes at uncores of 2793 and above intermittently for months and tried many fixes. Running now at stock mainboard specifications and it works fine, but ram is lower than rated speed. I don't want to overclock my cpu so I did not try increasing the core multiplier to get the rated RAM speed. Probably works fine. Minus 1 egg because nobody mentioned the little clocking trap (Maker of mainboard or RAM should know this). Personally I put this error on the mainboard maker.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
Memtest failed, no memory exchange even hand-in the memory

Pros: the Spec looks nice, but the memory causes BlueScreen.

Cons: The memory does not work (no overclock at all). The memory get lots of errors with memtest.

Other Thoughts: Got a RMA number. However, I cannot afford any down time on the server. I have asked for hand-in exchange, and here is the replay from their RAM department,
"you can drop off the memory but we would still have to send you the replacement just bring the memory to our location at your convenience between the hours of 8am and 5pm".
If there is no hand-in exchange, don't say it on OCZ web site. I don't mind if there is problem with the product, but their RAM is really bad.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello, we are very sorry for the problem. Shipping of replacement memory is done form another location. Please contact our support manager at (800)459-1816, ext 206. We should be able to work out a soloution to keep you running.
Thank you
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Problematic RAM

Pros: Good speeds, latency, when it works.

Cons: Bad QA on this product. High % of bad sticks sold in these sets. I've purchased two of these triple channel sets in the past year. The first set was returned to Newegg immediately upon receipt because one stick was DOA. I had to RMA the 2nd set recently for the same reason only this time to direct to OCZ.

Other Thoughts: Unfortunately, OCZ's RMA process is very, very long. Either they have a lot of returns and can't keep up with them, or they are understaffed or both. Or they simply don't care-- I don't know. I am sitting here without the 6GB of RAM I paid $200 for, and this is the 2nd set I've had to patiently spend the time to identify the bad stick out of 6 that is bad. Their RMA site has no method for sending a question, asking about the replacement, nothing. Once they close your trouble ticket and issue the RMA, you are basically incommunicado. So, I wanted to post my experience here some everyone will know how OCZ really deals with "Lifetime Warranties" and RMAs.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello, we are sorry for the problems. Support tickets are closed as matter of system maintenance only. Our customers can always create a new support ticket to inquire about their RMA. Just reference your RMA number,and we will be happy to help.
Thank you
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Used to be cheap

Pros: Cheep. At least at the time when I bought it in April 2009 it was $100 after a $10 instant discount and free shipping. But now it is over $200 :O That is the story with all ram prices these days.
Overclocks very well and stays cool to the touch and is stable in the Asus P6T6 WS and P6T Deluxe ver.1 boards I used.

Cons: Does not have XMP feature. So I had to manually set timings, frequency and dram voltage in bios to get the correct speed.
Has doubled in price since I bought this kit over one year ago.

Other Thoughts: I have Asus P6T6 WS and P6T Deluxe ver.1. Neither of these boards have the dram voltage setting of 1.65v so I set the voltage dram at 1.66v. At setting of 1.64v was not stable for my overclock.

Asus P6T6 WS Revolution
OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3 1600 PC3 12800
Intel i7 920 @ 3.8ghz
Seagate sata 250gb hdd
Maxtor ide 500gb hdd
Mushkin Enhanced XP-650 psu
Cooler Master HAF 922 case
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Rev.C heatsink
EVGA GTS 250

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
6-6-6-18 at 2100

Pros: First time trying OZ in a rig for me. I am pleased with speed and the heat. Ram tends to be a second thought when heat is concerned but these bad lads stay around 50 - 55 C when using Prime95 blend. I have them at 1.56V and they are keeping up with my i7 930 at 3.6GHz.

Cons: Its a catch 22. The heat spreaders work well, but if you want to get crazy with them its hard to get an aftermarket cooler on them.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
FMS10 review

Pros: no pros, if it doesn't work and it didn't work at spec's
then 1 stick died after 2 months
Lifetime waranty is a joke, They will have you sending tickets for a week back and forth before you get an RMA

Cons: Yea buy 5 egg rated ram and save yourself a headake. ram

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello, we are very sorry for the problem. Please visit the link below an create a support ticket to get in touch with our support staff. We will be happy to assist you with a replacement kit.
Thank you
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
First batch was bad, 2nd works perfect

Pros: Got them running right at spec (1.64V, 7-7-7-24) on my GA-X58A-UD3R w/ an i7-920. Running solid. My board steps by .02V so it is not technically at the 1.65V spec, but it is perfectly stable.

Cons: First batch I got was bunk, but these things happen. And NewEgg replaced them easy.

Other Thoughts: The memory world (and the tech world in general) is and has always been a c**p shoot. Bad sticks happen. I was unsure going for OCZ and not Crucial as I have always done in the past, and you would think I would be scorned. But with how solid my new set is, I wouldn't hesitate to get OCZ to max this board out.

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Manufacturer Response:
Hello, we are sorry for the problem. We are happy that your system is now running well for you. If we can be of any help in the future, please visit our support forums at the link below.
Thank you
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
6 is a good number

Pros: I think 6GB of ram is the perfect amount for any high end user. I can have Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 running at max settings at the same time and use about 4.5GB of ram at most with a bunch of stuff running in the background. I see no reason to to increase to 12 anytime soon. On the speed of this ram, it runs perfectly at 1600MHz 7-7-7-24 timings like the specs claim, but there is really very little performance increase over 1333MHz with the same timings. I would recommend this ram to anyone who wants that extra bit of speed or for overclockers, its fantastic. However for most users, 1333MHz would be more than enough.

Cons: none at all

Other Thoughts: My system:

Intel Core i7 920 @2.66GHz
Zalman CNPS9900ALED
6GB DDR1600 OCZ Platinum
ASUS P6T
Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 5850
2x 640GB Western Digital Caviar Black (Raid 0)
Corsair CMPSU-850TX
LG DVD Burner
Cooler Master RC-690

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