I went with the same kit except 4GB total, and the X2 555. Mine unlocked to quad core for a bit but after a while wasn't so stable. Didn't care or really remember that until GTA V released and I couldn't use the extra two cores at all and I was so bummed.Blast from the past!
I had OCZ Gold DDR2 (8GB) RAM kit and one of their 550W PSU's in my 2009 era dual core Black Edition Phenom II X2 550 build.
Both were trouble free for the 3-4yrs I ran it, which was longer than I anticipated keeping it because I was able to unlock 2 extra cores on the 550, making it a full on Quad Core!
I did the same for the same reason for an old Dell that I had.I bought a custom PC Power & Cooling PSU for my first Dell desktop, which had stupid proprietary power connectors to the motherboard.
I had the firmware issues too.The only time I bought an OCZ was when I bought their SSD Vertex line.
The drive died after a month or so.
After checking online it was a firmware issue and a lot of users were affected and all were replacing it,some having the same issue again.
It really depends. OCZ sourced our PSU's from several different manufacturers. The SeaSonic ones were good. The GameXStream lineup had a lot of issues.Worst power supplies made at the time, would regularly go up in flames.
We only made one mouse, the Equalizer and Equalizer Mini. They were made by A4Tech (Who still makes products under the Bloody line)Oh OCZ. I remember a mouse I purchased of theirs that died 5 times and was RMA'd 5 times. I eventually gave up and bought logitech. Never before have I see such failure.
SandForce had no cache and they were rife with issues. Ryan also didn't care that the Vertex 3 had a known S3 sleep issue and shipped anyways, with Intel finding a fix for the issue, since they too were making drives using SandForce controllers at the time.The Sandforce controller ended up hurting OCZ more than any other company that used it. Sandforce was fast, but downside is your drive could just stop working. Nearly everyone using that Sandforce controller had problems, but OCZ by far took the biggest hit to their rep.
Otherwise OCZ used to be a pretty decent company. I for sure was rocking OCZ Memory during the DDR2 days. They had some of the best.