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Subject: Memory | April 9, 2008 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Kingston's PC2-9600 DDR2 (1200MHz) kit runs 5-5-5-15 timings at 2.3V and is just begging to be pushed farther. Big Bruin had no troubles using this RAM to push an E6850 to 400Mhz with a FSB:DRAM ratio of 5:8. Considering how cheap these modules are, if you even suspect your RAM is holding back a better overclock, you might want to invest in this kit.
Subject: Memory | April 9, 2008 - 01:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fountain Valley, CA 4/9/08--Kingston Technology
Company, Inc., the independent world leader in
memory products, today announced the launch
of 1600MHz HyperXR DDR3 mid-range memory
for gamers and mainstream users alike.
Subject: Memory | April 5, 2008 - 01:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
You might remember recently we talked about a new company called MetaRAM, started by former AMD CTO Fred Weber, that is set on expanding the amount of memory a system can access without the dramatic price increases we are used to. Of course, "expensive" is term that depends on the one using it, but TheInq has some shots of a demo system from IDF that can support up to 288GB of memory using the MetaRAM technology on the upc
Subject: Memory | April 1, 2008 - 03:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
US Modular is far better known for portable storage, usually flash based, but they are moving in to the field of DDR2. The first module up for review is the 2Gb dual channel Cold Fusion DDR2-800 kit, which runs at 4-12-4-4 at 2V. The Tech Lounge was shocked to see it beating out DIMMs from Corsair and other big names, but this kit has an Achilles' Heel, it does not overclock well. The other problem is that it doesn't seem to be for sale anywhere.
Subject: Memory | March 26, 2008 - 06:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Or at least a bit higher on your Vista rating. With the wonderful drop in pricing that DDR2 is going through, 4GB kits are no longer something you have to sell a body part to afford. Many kits are appearing, and today Overclockers Club reviewed Mushkin's XP2 8000 Redline 4GB kit. Along with the increase in size has come a decrease in the amount of overclocking possible, and a loosening of the timings, but the scores still remain impressive.
Subject: Memory | March 20, 2008 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent
world leader in memory products, today announced it
is releasing a family of 800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered
dual-inline memory modules (FB-DIMMs) designed
for systems using Intel's Seaburg S5400 chipset.
Launching first with its industry-standard ValueRAM
modules, KingstonR 800MHz FB-DIMMs are shipping
in capacities ranging from 512MB to 4GB.
"Today's dual XEON systems using the new 1600MHz
front-side bus quad-core processors demand a robust
memory solution to match processor band
Subject: Memory | March 18, 2008 - 05:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - March 18, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled blistering fast PC3-16000 DDR3 modules that are also NVIDIA SLI-certified to run at an extreme 2GHz on the next generation NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboards also released today.
Subject: Memory | March 18, 2008 - 04:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"Collaborating with the world's best of class chipset
manufacturers and industry alliance partners, Kingston
is proud to launch a new family of auto-overclocked
memory designed, tested, and certified to meet
NVIDIA's standards," said Mark Tekunoff, senior
technology manager, Kingston.
Subject: Memory | March 18, 2008 - 02:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA, March 18, 2008 – Corsair, a worldwide leader in enthusiast computer and flash memory products, announced today their NVIDIA 790i Ultra SLI high-performance DDR3 partner memory offerings, including a record-breaking 2GHz module.
After extensive partnership efforts between NVIDIA and Corsair, the NVIDIA 790i Ultra SLI platform was found to exhibit extreme overclocking capabilities with the latest in DDR3 memory architectures.
Subject: Memory | March 13, 2008 - 02:17 PM | 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 m
Subject: Memory | March 6, 2008 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Crucial, and other memory manufacturers, are doing a great job of keeping DDR2 alive as DDR3 matures. Speed increases are continuing, and the prices just keep getting better, which has prompted 4GB kits like the Crucial Ballistix Tracer
DDR2-800 4Gb kit. CPU3D tried the kit and it's blinking LEDs out and found that not only is this kit a cheap date, it enjoys going all the way.
Subject: Memory | March 2, 2008 - 08:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
CeBit 2008 will be starting in just a few short hours as the Monday morning sun reaches them before it does us resting comfortably back here in the States. That doesn't mean that news from the show isn't starting to roll in...
Subject: Memory | February 27, 2008 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
R&B Mods looks at G.SKILL's DDR2 PC2 8500, which have been constructed a with a little more attention to detail that some other modules we've seen. It's stock speed of 1066 @ 5-5-5-15 really isn't all that impressive but 4-5-5-13 @ 285 FSB isn't too bad, and they manged to hit 300Mhz with loose timings. Maybe you can pick up a kit and do even better
Subject: Memory | February 25, 2008 - 11:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
If you were curious what Fred Weber is up to these days, as the former CTO of AMD, look no further than to a company called MetaRam that is promising 4x the current capacity of memory modules with little to no price hike or performance penalty. According to this engadget post, MetaRam "uses a specialized "MetaSDRAM" chipset that effectively bonds and
addresses four cheap 1Gb DRAM chips as one, tricking any machine's
memory controller into using it as a 4x capacity DIMM."
Subject: Memory | February 22, 2008 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - February 21, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced two new Reaper HPC solutions for enthusiasts upgrading to next generation of cutting-edge platforms.
Subject: Memory | February 19, 2008 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Patriot Viper Extreme 2GB PC3-15000 kit run at 1866MHz and timings of 8-8-8-24 and while it hasn't appeared on Pricegrabber or NewEgg, some smaller retailers seem to be selling the kit for over $500. Overclockers Online pushed the voltage up to 2.06V and managed several overclocks, some with tighter timings and some with higher frequencies, which they compare performance wise. Along the way they made some interesting discoveries about XMP on the ASUS Maximus Extrem
Subject: Memory | February 14, 2008 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Patriot Viper Fin Extreme Latency PC2 6400 run at 800MHz, 3-4-3-8 latencies and 2.3 volts, plus they have a very impressive looking heatsinks. With the low latency that these DIMMs have, they can keep up with the competition, but when they are overclocked their performance really starts to shine. Overclocker's Club hit 1234MHz by reducing the timings to 5-4-4-10, fairly impressive for RAM with a 800MHz stock speed.
Subject: Memory | February 1, 2008 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't let the name Aeneon Xtune DDR3-1333 confuse you, these DIMMs are made by Qimonda, almost as big a name in memory as Micron. Although they are sold at 1333MHz, 8-8-8-15 and 1.5v, they are guaranteed to hit 1500MHz by the manufacturer and Bjorn3D hit 1600 MHz, 9-9-9-24 at 1.9v. It might be hard to justify buying this kit at the same price as a DD
Subject: Memory | January 24, 2008 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Depending on the type of memory that the VIA Isaiah will be able to use, the Super Talent Project X 2x1GB PC3-14400
may be a great match. It runs at 1800MHz, with 7-7-7-21 timings and draws only 2v, fairly low for the speed offered, and uses large passive heatsinks to keep it cool. Of course, you can't expect Overclockers Online to leave these DIMMs at stock speeds, 920MHz was the top speed they hit at default timings, but they also relaxed the timings and topped the board out, while using
Subject: Memory | January 18, 2008 - 01:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest in DDR2 is the OCZ PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth 4GB Dual Channel kit shows the exact reason DDR2 is still going to be popular for a while. This pair of 800MHz, 4-4-3-15 timed 2GB DIMMs can be yours for $150 at NewEgg. When Overclock3D tested out the overclocking ability, the heatpipes helped them to hit DDR2-1100 speeds, and they only had to up the voltage to 2.1v, so the DIMMs are still under warantee.