Low latency, big fins

Subject: Memory | February 14, 2008 - 02:59 PM |
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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.

A familiar face in disguise

Subject: Memory | February 1, 2008 - 01:39 PM |
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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

Source: Bjorn3D

Low voltage, high speed

Subject: Memory | January 24, 2008 - 02:56 PM |
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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

The continuing saga of DDR2

Subject: Memory | January 18, 2008 - 01:38 PM |
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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.

Source: Overclock3D

OCZ Technology Announces New PC2-8000 4GB Platinum Edition Memory

Subject: Memory | January 17, 2008 - 06:36 PM |
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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.

Breathing life back into DDR2

Subject: Memory | January 11, 2008 - 02:31 PM |
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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

Source: TweakTown

Triple play from Kingston at CES

Subject: Memory | January 7, 2008 - 12:48 PM |
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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:
$192 (MSRP).

 

Straining silicon

Subject: Memory | January 4, 2008 - 01:21 PM |
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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

Pushing DDR2 to the limits

Subject: Memory | December 12, 2007 - 05:56 PM |
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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

Overclocking/Performance DDR3 Webcast from Intel, ASUS, and Kingston

Subject: Memory | December 12, 2007 - 11:13 AM |
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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.

Source: ASUS

Overclocking just to reach specs

Subject: Memory | December 6, 2007 - 02:28 PM |
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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.

Source: X-Bit Labs

OCZ Technology Introduces New DDR2 8GB Quad Kits for Advanced Gaming Systems and Professional Workst

Subject: Memory | November 30, 2007 - 11:15 AM |
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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.

Timing your speed just right

Subject: Memory | November 29, 2007 - 01:37 PM |
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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.

DDR3's lead is growing

Subject: Memory | November 19, 2007 - 03:05 PM |
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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.

DDR2 vs DDR3 RAMpage

Subject: Memory | November 7, 2007 - 12:20 PM |
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X-bit Labs has gathered RAM at several different speeds and latencies to see how well DDR3 is doing at taking over DDR2s spot in the hearts of enthusiasts.  You shouldn't expect to see a clear cut victor though, even though DDR3 has jumped from 1333MHz to 1800MHz in a very short time, many tests depend on low latency, and that doesn't begin to touch on the current pricing of 1800MHz modules.

Source: X-Bit Labs

OCZ Technology Introduces the ReaperX Series, the Ultimate Combination

Subject: Memory | November 7, 2007 - 11:41 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - November 6, 2007 - OCZ
Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and
high reliability memory, today announced the ReaperX memory series, aninnovative memory solution that utilizes highly effective heat transfer
technology
.

DDR3 gets a Crucial update

Subject: Memory | October 30, 2007 - 01:29 PM |
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Crucial's Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 can hit 1780MHz, with 8-8-8-20 timings at a voltage of 1.8V, for under $700.  While that won't break any speed records, and it resists any attempts to tighten the timing , PC Stats still likes this memory for anyone looking for reliable RAM with a rock solid warranty

Source: PCStats

Smoothing out your experiences with Vista

Subject: Memory | October 24, 2007 - 05:26 PM |
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Tech Spot has put together a guide on tweaking memory settings in Vista.  They take you on a guided tour of the registry, and the keys that can be altered to get Vista running a bit better.  They don't limit the tweaks to the memory subsystem either, you will see ways to change your page file and the way your HDDs work.

Source: Tech Spot

Kingston's secret plans revealed

Subject: Memory | October 18, 2007 - 02:20 PM |
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OCMODSHOP sat down with a rep from Kingston at WGC2007 for a talk about their upcoming plans.  It seems that they have plans to reposition themselves in the memory marketplace to compete directly with the enthusiast brands like OCZ and Corsair.  They also got a sneak peek at some flash storage that you will be able to purchase soon.

Source: OCMODSHOP

OCZ Technology Introduces Two New Titanium Edition Memory Kits

Subject: Memory | October 17, 2007 - 06:02 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - October 17, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced two new PC2-6400 Titanium Edition dual channel kits. These modules feature enhanced timings with low latencies, and are the ultimate upgrade in performance or capacity for gamers and enthusiasts in need of a rock solid memory kit.