Reach the top by aiming lower
Subject: Memory | April 2, 2009 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mushkin's new Ascent XP3-14400 CL8 2 GB kit hits 1800MHz at latencies of 8-8-7-20 though the voltage seems a little high for the Core i7 at 1.85-1.95V. That didn't scare techPowerUp! in the least as they tested out how performance scaled with some voltage tweaks, along with total speed and timings. If you are willing to take the limit to your maximum available memory, 7-7-7 @ 1800MHz is easily reachable, though they do warn that this memory did not work in all the boards they tested.
"The Ascent series from Mushkin represents their high-end line-up with thick eVCI
heatspreaders, very tight timings and fast speeds. On top of that, the memory scales
extremely well with voltage and has plenty of potential for overclockers."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- DDR3-1600 for Core i7: Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D vs. Cost-
Efficiency @ X-bit Labs
- Corsair 3GB DDR3-
1333MHz CL9 Memory @ BCCHardware
- Corsair 6GB
DDR3-1866 Dominator GT Memory Review @ Legit Reviews
- OCZ Platinum Series DDR3-1600 Low Voltage 6GB Triple Channel Memory
Kit Review @ ThinkComputers
Ballistix Tracer 6GB DDR3-1600 @ PureOverclock