When it is Crucial to have 12GB of RAM, but it will cost you
Subject: Memory | May 11, 2010 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Dropping $750 on RAM might be beyond the budgets of some, but if you do video editing or run a server with lots of connections or virtual machines, 12GB sounds just about right. That is where Crucial's new 12GB DDR3 kit comes in, three 1333MHz 4GB DIMMs with timings of 9-9-9-25 @ 1T. You can tell right away these DIMMs are not for the overclocker, there is no fancy heatsink assembly and when you install them you will notice a complete lack of XMP support. On the other hand the lifetime warranty and support
and low voltages make this perfect for a production machine. The full review is ready for you at Benchmark Reviews.
"It's always better to have and not need, than to need and not have. This Golden Rule applies
to computer system memory as much as the other aspects in life, and having more RAM than your
PC needs can only help matters. Multimedia editors require large amounts of memory to keep
their encoding tasks moving at top-speed, otherwise the PC's much slower storage drive is
called into play. Crucial offers the power-user a guaranteed boost to system performance, with
their triple-channel 12GB DDR3 memory kit. The Crucial CT3KIT51264BA1339 UDIMM kit consists of
three 4GB DDR3 modules rated for 1333MHz CL9-9-9-25-1 each. In this article, Benchmark Reviews
tests the high-density RAM kit against memory big and small, fast and slow."
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