OCZ PC2 4200 Gold Edition (2x 1Gb) 3-3-3-8 memory ReviewPosted on 2005-09-23 15:10:57 by LSDsmurf
For the past year I've always recommended 1gb of good DDR or DDR2. No more, no less. That was until I started playing new games like Doom 3, Half Life 2, and now Battlefield 2. While Doom 3 was more graphics card intensive, it also needed a ton of RAM. Half Life 2 wasn't too graphics card intensive, but it still required a lot of RAM to run smooth. As for Battlefield 2, it seems that this game is all about the RAM. I've been playing Battlefield 2 on a regular basis and there is clearly a lag problem with this game, even with the graphics settings tamed down on an ATi X850XT PE. On line play is even worse, Gb network or not. This is because many or most of the maps are serious memory hogs. I'm talking 1gb loads and more. Knowing this, 1Gb of RAM seems very insignificant. Time to double the amount of RAM in my system... So with that I ordered a 2Gb kit of PC2 4200 Gold Edition from OCZ. Will it make my BF2 issues go away or did I just waste a ton of money? Let's find out!