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.

DDR3 on the X38

Subject: Memory | October 12, 2007 - 02:59 PM |
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Intel's new chipset seems quite fond of DDR3, giving it's performance a small boost when compared to similarly clocked DDR2.   AnandTech didn't have one of those boards handy for their testing of new modules from Corsair, Kingston and Cell Shock, but a P35 based board will do in a pinch.  The performance of DDR3 is rising rapidly, as the latencies fall, although the prices have not changed much.  If you can afford these newer DIMMs, you won't be disappointed by their performance.

Source: AnandTech

OCZ Technology Answers Enthusiast Demands for a Complete High-End Memory Solution

Subject: Memory | October 11, 2007 - 03:56 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - October 10, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the 4GB PC2-6400 CL4 series, the latest edition to the highly-awarded OCZ Reaper HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) product family. With a proven performance design coupled with the blazing latencies and memory capacity enthusiasts crave, the 4GB PC2-6400 Reaper CL4 series provides rock-solid stability and performance on the latest AMD and Intel platforms.

1.8GHz of blazing DDR3

Subject: Memory | October 3, 2007 - 02:39 PM |
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Neoseeker has posted a review of the fastest RAM I have ever seen benchmarked, at least once overclocked.  OCZ's Platinum DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) @ 8-8-8-27 has been relabeled to 8-8-8-24, but they reviewed it at the higher latency, and managed to get a bit of an overclock without relaxing them further.  Too bad it is also the most expensive RAM I have seen as

Source: Neoseeker

Do penguins like DDR3?

Subject: Memory | September 26, 2007 - 05:35 PM |
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Phoronix tried out an ASUS Blitz Extreme with a pair of OCZ's 1GB DDR3-1333
at various clock speeds
.  They installed Fedora 7 with the Linux 2.6.22.4 kernel, GCC 4.1, and X server 1.3 and used RAMspeed 2.5.0 to see how the performance scaled at different speeds.  The RAM still comes at a premium, but it does look like you can expect to see at least some benefit to using the new DDR standard.

Source: Phoronix

High speed DDR2

Subject: Memory | September 20, 2007 - 05:03 PM |
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OCZ's FlexXLC offers a lot to overclockers.  The 1150MHz out of the box speed will make sure that it isn't the memory holding back your FSB and 'ready for watercooling' design will give you some great cooling power.  PC Stats managed 5-5-5-15 @ 1220 MHz, and there is probably some room left to speed it up.

Source: PCStats

The memory cache in action

Subject: Memory | September 17, 2007 - 03:01 PM |
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Boggled by the purpose of L1 and L2 caches (or even the new L3)?  Never figured out why the PCU never really talks directly to your HDD or other components, and want to find out?  Hardware Secrets has published an easy to understand explanation of what a processors memory cache is for, and why it is the solution that was decided on in the industry.  Along the way you will learn about the different types of RAM, branch prediciting and more.

NewEgg has a special coming up

Subject: Memory | September 13, 2007 - 01:46 PM |
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The special doesn't start until after next week, so we will remind you when it comes up.

Part #: NE2KIT12864BL804

$79 to $89 after rebate
- Limited Supplies only.

Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM - SLI-Ready
High Performance or Gaming Memory
2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Cas Latency 4,
Timing 4-4-4-12
2.2V

with Heat Spreader

Manufacturer Warranty
Parts Lifetime limited; Labor Lifetime limited

Source: newegg

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