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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.
Subject: Memory | January 17, 2008 - 06:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - January 17, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-8000 Platinum Edition 4GB dual channel kit, designed to boost the performance of mainstream gaming systems. These new 2GB modules are the ultimate upgrade for entry-level enthusiasts seeking an exceptional overclocking kit at a price point that suits all budgets.
Subject: Memory | January 11, 2008 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC2 9384 translates into DDR2-1173, or an actual speed of 586MHz. If your board can handle that FSB, the fairly low timings of 5-5-5-15 will help to speed up your system, and as the warranty will still cover you at 2.2V, you should be able to get some overclocking out of these DIMMs. TweakTown had difficulties finding a board that could keep up with
Subject: Memory | January 7, 2008 - 12:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Kingston is first to
produce a DDR2 1066MHz quad-kit configuration with
our HyperX high-performance memory. Using four
1GB modules, specifically designed to work together,
the innovative kit offers gamers and enthusiasts a
powerful 4GB environment at a great price point:
Subject: Memory | January 4, 2008 - 01:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Crucial's Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 BL2KIT12864BA1608 DDR3 1600MHz 2x1GB RAM has a really long name to remember when you try to buy some, but it is worth doing. Not only does the stock speeds and latency offer some incredible performance, Benchmark Reviews managed to push the RAM to 1825MHz. The lack of XMP support is this kits bigg
Subject: Memory | December 12, 2007 - 05:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Patriot's Extreme Performance 2GB PC2-9600 DDR2-1200MHz seems to be running as fast as it can go on it's factory defaults. No matter what Overclockers Club tried, they could not get the DIMMs to be stable at even a 5MHz frequency bump. That's not to say you shouldn't consider this RAM, it's EPP function worked perfectly on the 680i motherboard t
Subject: Memory | December 12, 2007 - 11:13 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Attend a free Webcast on December 13th to hear how the next generation of memory, DDR3 technology, will improve your desktop and mobile computing experience from leading companies working with the technology: Intel, ASUS, and Kingston.
The Webcast will include a discussion of DDR3, XMP performance specification, and performance motherboards and memory. Participants may also participate in a live Q&A session at the conclusion of the Webcast.
Subject: Memory | December 6, 2007 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DDR3 is getting faster, and now that we are seeing DIMMs reaching the 1800MHz range, most boards actually need to be overclocked to reach those speeds. Without one of the more overclocking friendly boards, you probably won't be able to hit full speed. X-bit Labs had the chance to try two new modules, and contrast them to the three they have previously seen in the same speed range with a little help from an X38 board.
OCZ Technology Introduces New DDR2 8GB Quad Kits for Advanced Gaming Systems and Professional Workst
Subject: Memory | November 30, 2007 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - November 29, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the 8GB Platinum PC2-6400 "Quad" Kit. These high-density, optimized kits offer users the option of both high speeds and high capacities needed for their demanding gaming PC and Vista-upgraded desktops in a unique 4 x 2048MB solution.
Subject: Memory | November 29, 2007 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews puts Corsair's TWINX Dominator Dual Channel 1800MHz DDR3 against it's self in a battle of timings. It is rated to run with 7-7-7-20 at 1800MHz, but LR discovered that at 1333MHz, it can run at 4-4-4-12 timings. Of course the obvious next step was to run it at those to speeds, as well as 7-7-7-20 at 1300MHz, to see what differences appear.
Subject: Memory | November 19, 2007 - 03:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Over at Benchmark Reviews you can see SuperTalent's new W1800UX2GP 2GB RAM kit, which runs 1800MHz @ 7-7-7-21 and needs only 2.0 volts to do it. As you might expect, there are quite a few options with RAM that runs this fast, by backing off on the clock speed you can get tighter timings, or you can try to push it faster on the FSB, though not too much further.