So what if it is dual channel - 2.4GHz @ 9-9-9-24!

Subject: Memory | September 22, 2009 - 12:39 PM |
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Sure, Legit Reviews did have to push the voltage over spec to 1.75V and bump the QPI up to 1.35 but they hit a huge memory overclock.  It wasn't even necessary to go that far to get to 2200MHz; they simply asked for it from the DIMMs and they provided, no voltage tweaks or any other BIOS tinkering needed.  Read about Kingston's insane HyperX DDR3 4GB 2133MHz Memory, but

Corsair Dominator Memory achieves Intel XMP Certification for Core i7-870 and 860

Subject: Memory | September 15, 2009 - 11:22 AM |
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FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 15, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced that both 4GB and 8GB Dominator memory solutions have passed Intel's XMP-Ready certification for the newly-introduced Core i7-870 and Core i7-860 CPUs.

The 8GB Dominator GT 1600MHz CAS 8 (CMD8GX3M4A1600C8) is part of Corsair's award-winning Dominator memory solutions. It is qualified and guaranteed to run at a frequency of 1600MHz with tight timings of 8-8-8-24 at a voltage of 1.65V.

Not just for AMD fans anymore

Subject: Memory | September 10, 2009 - 05:24 PM |
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With the arrival of Lynnfield comes a new interest in dual channel DDR3.  Many may opt for a pair of 3GB DIMMs, or four 2GB DIMMs there are quite a few that will settle for 4GBs of total system memory, especially if it is fast.  Take Kingston's  HyperX KHX1600C8D3K2
which is designed to run at 1600MHz, but was easily pushed to over 2000MHz by Overclockers Club.  The latencies and voltages had to be changed so little that it seems the memory multiplier lock that stopped the

Corsair Launches High Density DDR3 Memory for Core i5 and Core i7 Processors

Subject: Memory | August 28, 2009 - 11:35 AM |
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FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 27, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash memory products, including solid-state drives, today announced a new set of high density products for Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. These DIMMs are available in dual and triple channel configurations and are specifically tuned for Intel CPUs.

The 8GB and 12GB module kits feature Corsair's DHX+ cooling technology, and sport new American Racing Blue fins and highlights.

OCZ Technology Announces New DDR3 Low-Voltage Dual Channel Kits Tailored for the Upcoming Intel P55

Subject: Memory | August 24, 2009 - 04:01 PM |
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San Jose, Calif. - August 24, 2009 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled low-voltage DDR3 designed specifically for the upcoming Intel P55 Chipset and subsequent Intel Core i7, i5, and i3 (Socket 1156) processors.

Is it all in the chips?

Subject: Memory | August 12, 2009 - 02:51 PM |
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For some, simply the brand name, possibly the series name and the frequencies are all that is important when choosing RAM.  Others try to get under those heatspreaders to see which company made the ICs which are the heart of the RAM.  One particular reason for checking under the hood is the recent problems with Elpida made ICs causing difficulties for DDR3 users.  Madshrimps has received a number of different RAM kits using Elpida's new chips and tested them out to see what, if any, improvement has been made. 

Source: Madshrimps

They may be DIMM, but they have fans

Subject: Memory | August 4, 2009 - 05:57 PM |
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It is a good thing that the Core i7 memory controller limits RAM voltage to 1.65V, otherwise you would never fit anything on a motherboard save your DDR3 DIMMs, the heatspreaders that are attached to the ICs and the fan assembly needed to cool them.  As it is, once low latency DDR3 hits the 1600MHz mark, the cooling apparatuses take up enough space that case choices and CPU heatsink choices are affected by them.  For instance the Kingston Hy

Better by the dozen?

Subject: Memory | July 28, 2009 - 02:58 PM |
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GeIL has two new DDR3 kits on the market, consisting of six 2GB 1600MHz DIMMs, one with CL 7-7-7-24 timings and one with 8-8-8-28.  How does 12GB of affect performance?  You will have to drop by Techware Labs to see the actual results.  First the 6GB tests to gain both a benchmark of performance for the GeIL chips, but also to benchmark against a Corsair 6GB kit.  Then onto the 12GB testing to compare it to the previous results in the hope that the outstanding 6GB scores sc

Low voltage from a low profile name

Subject: Memory | July 20, 2009 - 12:53 PM |
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Nanya is one of the less recognized names in the memory industry but that doesn't mean that they should be avoided, just that they are less flashy than Corsair and others.  Sitting right at the JDEC specs for PC3-12800  this dual channel kit runs 1600MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24, translating into an easy installation for newcomers to PC building.

Source: Bjorn3D

Show a little maturity

Subject: Memory | July 14, 2009 - 05:48 PM |
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There is no question that DDR3-200, aka PC3-16000 DIMMs are very fast, even with the timings at higher values than slower DIMMs.  There is a question about their reliability as many review sites, such as AnandTech are seeing frequent deaths during testing.  In some cases overvolting is to blame, when the voltage heads over 1.65V to allow better overclocking performance, the chances of failure also increase.  Seeing deaths at 1.50V is another thing altogether.  AnandTech gathered together a represe

Source: AnandTech

Standing tall and cool

Subject: Memory | July 7, 2009 - 03:13 PM |
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If you are running your RAM just a little over volt, feeling that temperature is holding your overclock back or just want to try to keep it alive a little longer then Kingston has a HyperX product for you; the Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN fanAs you can see in Tweaktown's review, the cooler stands quite a

Source: TweakTown

No price too high for performance

Subject: Memory | June 23, 2009 - 05:59 PM |
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The OCZ Blade 3x2GB PC3-16000 isn't just about raw speed, though 2GHz memory certainly does that, it is also about not sacrificing timings, and at 7-8-7-20 they have achieved that goal too.  The sacrifice that did need to be made is the price; at $450 the entry fee is pretty steep.

These ones go all the way to 21

Subject: Memory | June 17, 2009 - 02:45 PM |
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The price is up in the air, as they have not yet appeared on NewEgg or Pricegrabber, but you can count on a PC3-17000triple channel 6GB kit to be very expensive.  OCZ has grabbed the top 1% of their silicon and ramped the speed all the way up to 2133MHz on these new Blade DIMMs, or 2144MHz overclocked when AnandTech finished with them.  Read on to see how they fare against very tightly timed and significantly cheaper DDR3-1600.

Source: AnandTech

In the market for twins

Subject: Memory | June 8, 2009 - 05:28 PM |
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Shopping for DDR3 for an AM3 system is a little different that for a Core i7 system, as AMD has opted to go with dual channel as opposed to triple channel.  Arguments about the exact cause of that decision still goes on; that is not the purpose of iXBT Labs review however.  They are looking at a mix of 1600MHz and 1800MHz dual channel kits paired with Phenom II X4 955BE
on an

Source: iXBT Labs

Kingston Technology Releases First 12GB Triple-Channel Memory Kit

Subject: Memory | May 27, 2009 - 12:48 PM |
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Fountain Valley, CA - May 27, 2009 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to market with DDR3 1600MHz 12GB triple-channel memory kits. The HyperX kit of three 4GB modules allows enthusiasts to get the most out of their Intel Core i7 and X58 platforms.

"Kingston was first to release 2GHz kits and has continued to lead the memory charge with more DDR3 offerings since Intel created the triple-channel architecture," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston.

Some thing old, something blue

Subject: Memory | May 25, 2009 - 02:31 PM |
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At over $200 the Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue DDR3-1600 DDR3 kit isn't the cheapest on the market, but speeds above 1066MHz are still a small enough niche to demand a high price.  The voltage is right on Intel's spec of 1.65V and the timings are fairly impressive for the overall frequency at 8-8-8-24.  The biggest change from previous Tracer DIMMs is the colour, these guys have blue LEDs for those who like that

Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 Memory Hits 2533MHz, Sets World Record for DDR3 Memory Frequency

Subject: Memory | May 21, 2009 - 11:14 AM |
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Corsair Labs achieved an astounding speed of DDR3-2533MHz with the aggressive memory timings of 7-8-7-20 using a triple-channel 6GB memory kit. This new world record, verified and validated by CPU-Z, the industry-standard tool for verifying overclocking results, is the first time this frequency has been achieved on a Core i7 system with 6GB of memory using three modules; most world record attempts use only a single 1GB module.

You'll have nothing to be ashamed of

Subject: Memory | May 6, 2009 - 02:22 PM |
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DDR3 memory prices have been sliding down for a while now, to the point where 6GB kits can be had for less that $100.  A perfect example is A-Data's 6GB Triple Channel PC3-12800which could be matched with an AM3 processor and board for an incredibly cheap gaming machine.  The timings of 8-8-8-24 are not the tightest on the market; the CAS7 kits come at a high premium, but there is not

Source: Guru of 3D

Corsair Wins a Best Selling Product Award from RetailVision for its 4GB XMS Memory Kit

Subject: Memory | May 6, 2009 - 12:08 PM |
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Fremont, California, May 6th, 2009 -- Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced it was honored with one of RetailVision's coveted Best Selling Product Awards in the e-tail PC RAM Best-Seller category.

RetailVision Spring 2009, produced by Everything Channel, took place April 27-30 at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL. The award program was supported by research from The NPD Group, the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research information.