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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.
Subject: Memory | November 7, 2007 - 12:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | November 7, 2007 - 11:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | October 30, 2007 - 01:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | October 24, 2007 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | October 18, 2007 - 02:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | October 17, 2007 - 06:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | October 12, 2007 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | October 11, 2007 - 03:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | October 3, 2007 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | September 26, 2007 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 22.214.171.124 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.
Subject: Memory | September 20, 2007 - 05:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | September 17, 2007 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | September 13, 2007 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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,
with Heat Spreader
Parts Lifetime limited; Labor Lifetime limited
Subject: Memory | September 11, 2007 - 02:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | September 10, 2007 - 03:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | August 31, 2007 - 01:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.