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Subject: Memory | June 24, 2008 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Winchip's DDR2 667 may not be blazing fast compared to other DIMMs but the size is impressive. 16GB in four 4Gb DIMMs does stand out in the crowd though. techPowerUp! couldn't get the DIMMs to overclock at all, but they did set up a RAM drive and used VMWare to set up a virtual Windows machine with good results.
Subject: Memory | June 18, 2008 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Super Talent's new DDR2 Project X DIMMs showed themselves to be pretty powerful, and now Hardware Logic has had a chance to test the DDR3 version. The 2Gb DDR3-2000 modules run 9-9-9-28 at 2T and hit 5-5-5-12-1T at 1333MHz with a bit of tweaking. At $250 they are an investment, but if you want that kind of speed you need to pay for it somehow
Subject: Memory | June 6, 2008 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has been doing some rather difficult testing of DDR3; by modding an ASUS P5E3 Premium X48-based motherboard. They were specifically changing the clock signaling and frequency of the crystal oscillators. This isn't quite as easy as upping the voltage and reducing the timings without changing MCH clock skew settings, this is some serious overclocking. The results are very promising as well.
Subject: Memory | June 3, 2008 - 12:58 AM | Ryan Shrout
While visiting with OCZ Technology at Computex this morning I happened to be around when the best known gaming celebrity, Fatal1ty, and his managers stepped in. They were actually inking the deal officially to sell Fatal1ty branded memory modules and power supplies like so:
Subject: Memory | May 29, 2008 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA, May 29, 2008 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today announced that it will launch a new 4GB DOMINATOR DDR3 memory kit running at 2000MHz at CompuTex 2008, held June 3-7, 2008 in Taipei. Tested and guaranteed for operation at the lightning fast overclocked speed of 2000MHz, this 4GB DOMINATOR kit provides superior performance for desktop platforms.
Subject: Memory | May 20, 2008 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Patriot's new 2GB DDR3 kit is called the Viper Fin PC3-15000, and runs at 1866MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings. Hardware Zone was rather impressed by the new cooling solution, it wasn't even warm to the touch at 2.5V! A little tweaking and by relaxing the timings just a little, to 9-9-9-28 and bumping the voltage up to 1.9V, they hit 2000MHz.
Subject: Memory | May 19, 2008 - 06:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA, May 20, 2008 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that Corsair Labs has set the world record for the highest achieved DDR3 frequency.
Verified and validated by CPU-Z, Corsair Labs achieved an astounding speed of 2462MHz at CL=9 with a single-rank 1GB module. This new world record eclipses all previous CPU-Z validated memory benchmarks. This record was set using Corsair's award winning DOMINATOR DDR3 memory module paired with an Asus P5E3 Premium motherboard based on the Intel X48 chipset.
Subject: Memory | May 14, 2008 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DDR2 is getting some rather oddly clocked modules as it matures, like Aeneon's newest XTune 2GB kit which is clocked at 1142MHz. It is built to DDR2-800 CL5 specs, but is able to go faster if your board can handle it. Big Bruin's could handle those speeds and more, the kit toped out at 1242MHz with the default 5-5-5-15 timings.
Subject: Memory | May 8, 2008 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thanks to ever increasing clock rates, and lower latencies than DDR3; DDR2 is still going strong. One of your newest choices is the Kingston HyperX 2GB PC2-9200 kit a pair of 1Gb DIMMs. The default clock speed of 1150MHz is strange, but hitting 1200MHz is awfully easy, as you can see at Big Bruin.
Subject: Memory | April 30, 2008 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
8Gb kits are uncommon, but you can find kits for sale like the OCZ Quad 2Gb that Madshrimps tested. They start out by looking at the rumours surrounding the usage of 8Gbs of RAM in a system, and then dispel them. They felt the only sticking point was the price, but at $200, 2Gb of DDR3 will cost almost as much.
Subject: Memory | April 30, 2008 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - April 29, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the Special Ops Edition DDR3 Series, available in both PC3-8500 and PC3-10666 kits featuring the high densities and stability gamers demand. These DDR3 kits are ideal for users advancing to the next generation of memory platforms, offering the speeds, density, and reliability required for the latest DirectX 10 PC titles.
Subject: Memory | April 23, 2008 - 11:03 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Jose, California - April 23, 2008 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today launched a DDR3-1800 4GB kit (2x 2GB) in their extreme performance Project X family.
Subject: Memory | April 17, 2008 - 04:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - April 17, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a blazing fast DDR3 addition to the new Flex II memory series. These premium modules run at incredibly fast 2000MHz speeds at CL8-8-8 timings for added performance to high-end systems with integrated water-cooling.
Subject: Memory | April 17, 2008 - 12:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Patriot Viper 1866,OCZ Platinum 1800, Super Talent ProjectX 1800 and Kingston HyperX PC1800 are all being tested to their limits over at Pro-Clockers. They undertook a lot of testing, not only to peg down the highest FSB, but also determining optimal voltage and timings. DDR3 users looking for that little bit of extra performance should take note.
Subject: Memory | April 10, 2008 - 04:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - April 10, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the Flex II memory series, designed for blazing speeds demanded by enthusiasts. These premium modules run at incredibly fast DDR2-1150 speeds for high-performance systems with integrated water-cooling.
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.
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