Misnamed Memory

Subject: Memory | September 11, 2007 - 02:25 PM |
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I am not sure why Kingston named their new 2GB PC3-8500 DDR3 kit as ValueRam.  For one thing, it costs over $400, and more importantly when Virtual-Hideout was doing their testing it performed incredibly.  It looks like the comparisons between DDR2 and DDR3 are becoming much closer as DDR3 matures and DDR2 hits the ceiling in terms of speed.

OCZ Technology Group Unveils World's First Intel Extreme Memory Modules

Subject: Memory | September 10, 2007 - 03:48 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. September 10, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group (LSE: OCZ), a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced production of the industry's first Intel Extreme Memory modules, a new memory solution that implements a high-performance specification optimized and predefined for the impending Intel X38 chipset.

Feeding the beast

Subject: Memory | August 31, 2007 - 01:15 PM |
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PC Stats tries to find the sweet spot for RAM on Vista.  Trying 512MB, 1, 2 and 4GB they see just what you can get away with, and if the 4GB helps you out.  Gaming and productivity software will start to respond a lot better if you can keep Vista happy.

Source: PCStats

That comes out to about 50 cents per MHz

Subject: Memory | August 24, 2007 - 01:43 PM |
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OCZ offers PC3-12800 Platinum Channel EB Edition as does Super Talent with their W1600UX2G7, both running at DDR3-1600.  Both kits will run you more than most CPUs right now, so X-Bits Labs ran them through some hard testing to see what you get for the investment.  The results probably won't surprise you, though

Source: X-Bit Labs

Evolving faster and faster

Subject: Memory | August 16, 2007 - 03:36 PM |
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Kingston's new Low Latency DDR3 DIMMs run at 1375MHz @ 5-7-5-15 and 2T, the lowest stock latency on DDR3 modules yet.  Legit Reviews spent quite a bit of time overclocking it to various degrees, one of the most impressive being 1411MHz @ 5-7-4-14 and 1T.  DDR3 is evolving rapidly, but it's pricing still remains in the neighborhood of the now defunct RD-RAM.

OCZ Technology Introduces High-Speed DDR3 within the Flex XLC Series for Ultimate Performance and Op

Subject: Memory | August 14, 2007 - 11:20 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - August 13, 2007 - With the goal of providing proprietary technology combined with the latest industry platform hardware, OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today launched the OCZ PC3-12800 Flex XLC kit. This high-speed DDR3 solution features the industry's most unique and powerful cooling capability on the market.

[H]ard|OCP falls in love with RAM all over again

Subject: Memory | August 8, 2007 - 02:35 PM |
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After years of DDR2 domination, with a 1 or 2% increase in system performance was worth mentioning, DDR3 has emerged and seems to have a lot of room left for improvement as the technology matures.  [H]ard|OCP has written their first RAM review in quite a long time, covering the new Corsair Dominator 2GHz @ 10-10-10-24.  They find themselves quite interested in this new type of RAM, but not so much the price.

"We showcase the future of DDR3 using Corsair’s next generation DDR3 memory t

Source: [H]ard|OCP

OCZ Technology Announces the Next Big Thing for Memory Optimization

Subject: Memory | August 8, 2007 - 11:47 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. - August 7, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled a revolutionary new tool for end-users to enhanced and stabilize their memory modules when upgrading to a new motherboard. OCZ's patent-pending SPD-Z Technology is the world's first means for DIY users to reprogram their memory's SPD (serial presence detect) and remedy an inefficient module and mainboard interface completely independent of BIOS tweaks.

Breaking the 4GB barrier

Subject: Memory | July 31, 2007 - 03:10 PM |
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OCZ's DDR2 PC2-6400 Vista Performance Platinum 4GB Dual Channel is not limited to Vista, but it is limited to 64-bit systems.  They are sporting OCZ's Xtreme Thermal Convection heatspreaders and the timings are relatively tight at  5-4-4-12 making these DIMMs easily overclockable.   Rea

Source: HotHardware

A Patriot triple play

Subject: Memory | July 25, 2007 - 02:52 PM |
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BCC Hardware compares 3 Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB kits, the PC2-6400 Eased Latency and PC2-6400 Low Latency Kits
and the PC2-8500 Eased Latency Kit.  You get an idea from the review that while the Eased Latency kits are much cheaper, with a little overclocking they end up a better deal than their low latency cousins.

Source: BCCHardware

OCZ Offers 8GB Memory Kits!

Subject: Memory | July 24, 2007 - 05:29 PM |
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If you need a kick in performance with some additional memory, OCZ has the goods for you.  The 8GB memory kits (4 x 2GB modules) tweaked for the AMD AM2 platform:

Sunnyvale, Calif.—July 23, 2007—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today expanded their memory lineup for AMD enthusiasts and power users with new high-density 8GB “Quad Kits.” The new PC2-5400 Titanium 8GB (4x2GB) Quad Kits were designed exclusively for the AMD AM2

Numonyx(TM) is New Name for Pending STMicroelectronics and Intel Flash Memory Compan

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 06:47 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. and GENEVA, July 19, 2007 - Intel Corporation, STMicroelectronics and Francisco Partners unveiled today the company name of "Numonyx" for the pending independent semiconductor company announced on May 22.

Trying for a 1:1 ratio with the new 1333MHz FSB CPUs?

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 03:18 PM |
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Legit Reviews is offering their services to help you in your quest.  Four PC3-11000 DIMM's were lined up and tested, and overclocked as far as they could go.  The timings varied between the manufacturers, which became the major factor in the testing.

Source: Extremetech

OCZ Technology Group Releases the World's First Production 1800MHz DDR3 Solution

Subject: Memory | July 19, 2007 - 02:12 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif - July 19, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, the worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the next step to achieving maximum performance on the latest PC platforms with the launch of the World's first production PC3-14400 DDR3 modules. These OCZ kits are meant to set industry performance standards as well as accelerate the development of next-generation enthusiast platforms.

OCZ Technology Announces Enhanced Bandwidth High Performance 1600MHz DDR3 Modules

Subject: Memory | July 17, 2007 - 02:46 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 17, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announces two new 1600MHz parts including the world's first enhanced bandwidth high speed DDR3. The newest additions to the OCZ DDR3 family offer enthusiasts performance they can really sink their teeth into and feature blazing fast speeds of 1600MHz and the incredibly fast latencies of 7-7-7 and 7-6-6 on ASUS motherboards.

Kingston Technology FIRST with Ultra Low Latency DDR3 KHX11000

Subject: Memory | July 12, 2007 - 04:04 PM |
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Fountain Valley, CA (July 12, 2007) Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the
independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to
market with ultra low-latency PC3 1375MHz DDR3 HyperX memory modules,
driving memory benchmarking and gaming further and faster than ever before.
"Our new HyperX DDR3 ultra low latency modules give early adopters and
performance enthusiasts the opportunity to push their DDR3 motherboards as
far as current memory technology will allow," said Mark Tekunoff, senior
technology manager, Kingston.

A matter of power

Subject: Memory | July 11, 2007 - 05:55 PM |
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Mushkin's XP2-6400 is 800MHz
DDR2 with latencies of 4-4-3-10, and sits between 1.9V-2.1V.  Once techPowerUp! verified the RAM was stable, they tested it up to 568 MHz @ 5-5-5-15 by bumping the voltage up to 2.35V.  They were disappointed that they couldn't get the DIMMS down to 3-2-2-4, but they decided the overclocking capabilities it exhibited makes this RAM a good deal.

Source: techPowerUp!

The new dynamic duo duke it out

Subject: Memory | July 6, 2007 - 01:24 PM |
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In one corner ...

Source: Neoseeker

Gaming with DDR3

Subject: Memory | July 3, 2007 - 04:15 PM |
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The new kid on the block is DDR3, with high frequencies, but also high timings.  TweakTown tries out a set of 1066 DDR2 and DDR3 DIMMs by overclocking the DDR3 to 1333 and 1500 with the best timings they can manage, and going gaming.  You can get a good idea as to whether the technology is mature enough that you want to switch, or stay with high speed DDR2.

Source: TweakTown

5 Way DDR2 shootout

Subject: Memory | June 26, 2007 - 05:04 PM |
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HEXUS tries out Corsair's DOMINATOR XMS2-10000 (with and without the Airflow fan), Kingston's HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G, OCZ's Reaper HPC Edition PC2-9200, CellShock's DDR2 1000 and G.SKILL's F2-6400CL4D on an eVGA NF68 with an Intel C2D Extreme X6800.  There are some differences in the speeds that these DIMM's run at, but you might be surprised how closely they score.

Source: Hexus