Its a RAM of a different colour
Subject: Memory | November 23, 2009 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Do you have a friend or family member that thinks they are a tweaker, when in fact all they are is a serial hardware murderer? Someone who swears they've never touched the BIOS settings even when you are looking at a DIMM that was overvolted to the point it has almost soldered its self to the motherboard? You could put a password and a case lock on, but you could also try the Elixir 6GB 1600MHz kit. Elixir, or Nanya specifically, makes chips that conform to JEDEC standards. No matter what you do to these DIMMs, there is a maximum speed you will hit a ceiling at and not be able to go any further. Not the best feature for an experienced overclocker, but great as a way to limit the less experienced while still giving them a little bit of room to let them feel like they've accomplished a difficult overclock. Drop by techPowerUp! for a look.
"Elixir is known for their standard JEDEC modules, usually found in budget and mid-range systems. Their
1600 MHz tri-channel kit tries to give you that same value with a hint of overclockability thrown in the
mix, for those who want that magical 1600 MHz speed, while spending as little as possible."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3-1333 RAM Review @ TechwareLabs
- Patriot Viper
Series DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 XMP Ready Triple Channel Memory Kit Review @ OCIA
- OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Intel XMP LV 4GB @ Neoseeker
- Kingston HyperX 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit @ Futurelooks
- Kingston launches HyperX
12GB DDR3 memory pack @ HEXUS
- OCZ PC3-12800
OCZ3X1600LV4GK Intel XMP 2x2GB Review @ OCC