Finding the sweet spot for DDR3
Subject: Memory | March 13, 2008 - 11:17 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Going with the highest speed DDR3 you can find is an expensive proposal. Kingston's HyperX DDR3-1625 2GB Memory Kit isn't cheap by any means, but it does provide you with 1625MHz RAM and a low latency for a DDR3 module. Think Computers did find some issues when using this memory at full speed on X38 and P35 motherboards, but by reducing the speed to 1000MHz and the voltage to 1.5, these DIMMs got along with every motherboard they tested.
"Kingston is one of the oldest names in the PC world, and they are the largest manufacturer of system memory purchased
by third party buyers. I remember hearing of Kingston in the late 1980s, a time when most PCs only had a megabyte or two
of system memory, and I used their memory in my first RAM upgrade about a decade later. Recently I reviewed the Kingston
HyperX PC3-11000 2 gig kit. Kingston considers it an entry-level enthusiast DDR3 HyperX kit. Today I will be looking at
the PC3-13000 HyperX 2 gig kit, which at present, is considered the "sweet spot" of DDR3 memory by some. Will the HyperX
PC3-13000 impress us more than the HyperX PC3-11000 did? Read on to see."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC3-12800 Kit Review @
Vitesta DDR3-1600X CL7 PC3-12800 RAM @ Benchmark Reviews
- Crucial Ballistix 2GB PC3-12800
(1600MHz) DDR3 Memory Kit @ circuitREMIX
- OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-9200 @ DV
- Patriot Viper
PC2-6400XLK 2GB Memory Kit Review @ Virtual-Hideout
- OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC 4GB @
- OCZ Platinum 2x2048MB PC2-8000
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