Multi-talented RAM

Subject: Memory | April 3, 2006 - 01:07 PM |
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The Patriot Memory PDC22G8000+XBLK DDR-2 is designed specifically to run at different speeds depending on the CAS latency you choose, and that is before you start tweaking for the best OC.  Add to that the fact that it performs well at all the speeds it is rated for, this is a really well designed DIMM.  The only bad news is that PC Stats got a sneak peek at them, you can't actually but them yet. 


"" What sets this pair of PC2-8000 DDR2 memory apart from the competition is that it's capable of
Source: PCStats

Skip to the end of the alphabet with ZRAM

Subject: Memory | March 29, 2006 - 04:05 PM |
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LOSTCIRCUITS interviews Jeff Lewis, the VP of Worldwide Marketing at Innovative Silicon, developers of ZRAM.  ZRAM is Zero Capacitance DRAM, essentially a SOI (Silicon On Insulator) device, allowing the removal of capacitors, the insulating effect means the transistor holds it's charge.  The bottom line is denser memory that goes faster, and the article gives very good basic explanations of the technology behind it, and goes a little bit into AMD's participation.

"Conventional DRAMs are made of capacitors and transisto

Source: LOSTCIRCUITS

Can't this RAM go any faster?

Subject: Memory | March 23, 2006 - 04:53 PM |
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At a loss when it comes to figuring out the best settings to overclcok your RAM at?  Maybe you just don't have time to benchmark every possible timing and speed combination?  Worry no more, EclipseOC has published a memory overclocking guide that should get you going fast, and in not too much time.

"So, it's time to tweak your memory to get maximum performance out of it eh? After playing around

with a LOT of memory, I've sorta settled on what I think is a good way to overclock memory.

Source: EclipseOC

Walton Chaintech Corporation Officially Announce the Memory Module Products

Subject: Memory | March 23, 2006 - 11:31 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, March 23rd, 2006 - Chaintech Computer CO., LTD allied with Walton Advanced Technology, the leading memory package and test factory, one of the Passive System Alliance, and renamed as Walton Chaintech Corporation. After brewing for months, the alliance eventually releases the first product —APOGEE® memory module series.


This series of product has integrated the primary R&D strength of Walton Chaintech and the superior package and test capability of Walton Advanced Technology; possess a respectable aftereffect which cannot be underprized.

Source: CHAINTECH

Honeycomb big ... yeah! yeah! yeah! ...

Subject: Memory | March 14, 2006 - 03:30 PM |
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OCZ's newest DDR2 DIMMs, the XTC DDR2 PC2-4200 gets a full workout at OCMODSHOP today.  The XTC is Xtreme Thermal Convection, the heatspreaders are honeycombed copper, and should give you some good overclocking headroom from it's original speed, 533MHZ @ 4-4-4-12.

"PC gamers have always been on the bleeding edge of technology. As a matter of fact, PC gamers

have been the driving economic force creating the need for monster video cards faster processors,

and PC evolution in general.

Source: OCMODSHOP

Fast is one thing, but fast and stable is better

Subject: Memory | March 6, 2006 - 04:04 PM |
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Lots of modules can reach very impressive speeds, and handle high voltage without outright melting, but what kind of bragging rights can you get from a machine that crashes in the middle of some bench marks?  Corsair comes to the rescue with the 3500LL Pro TwinX 2GB kit.  Head to Motherboards.org to see just how many ways you can choose to overclock these DIMMs.


"Fast, Beautiful, Stable and Spacious.

Corsair Unveils the World's Fastest Production DDR2 and DDR1 Memory at CeBIT 2006

Subject: Memory | March 6, 2006 - 11:32 AM |
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Fremont, CA (March 6, 2006) — Corsair Memory®, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today launched the world's fastest DDR2 and DDR1 memory solutions for the Intel® and the AMD® platforms.

Corsair Announces Committed RAM Allocation from Infineon, and Continued Support for AMD Enthusiasts

Subject: Memory | March 1, 2006 - 11:21 AM |
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Keep your eye on DDR2

Subject: Memory | February 27, 2006 - 03:42 PM |
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It won't be too much longer before AMD's Socket AM-2 is available, so it's time to keep an eye on DDR2 modules.  DriverHeaven looks at the SuperTalent T800UX2GC4 PC2-6400 2GB kit, while it may be hard to find this kit for sale, the speed it provides makes the search worthwhile.


Don't forget to check out Jon's review of two of Corsairs' DDR2 kits, the 5400UL and the 8000UL.


'AMD will present the AM2 socket th
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Low Latency is a relative term

Subject: Memory | February 22, 2006 - 01:30 PM |
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While OCZ's EL DDR PC3200 Gold GX GTC does indeed have very low timings for a 2 GB kit, they are still looser than a smaller DIMM's would be.  Check out the full review at hardCOREware to see if raw speed can push the overall performance up enough to equal some of OCZ's 1GB kits.

"The name is certainly a mouthful - today we're looking at OCZ's latest PC3200 product. The GX

(which stands for Gamer eXtreme) features lowest latency timings we've seen on a 2GB kit -

2-3-3-8.

Source: hardCOREware

Crucial pours on the speed

Subject: Memory | February 16, 2006 - 05:40 PM |
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While AMD enthusuasts await the day they can use DDR2, memory makers are continuing to improve the speed, since Intel chipsets do support it.  Neoseeker reviews Crucial's Ballistix PC2-6400 (800Mhz), a perfect example of how tight timings (4-4-4-10) can push performance to almost equal the performance of PC2-8000 (1000Mhz).

"The Crucial PC2-6400 got the second highest score here -- it was only 4.2% slower than the

Corsair PC2-8000, even though the PC2-8000 was running at a 25% faster memory clock

Source: Neoseeker

Powerful memory without the usual drawbacks

Subject: Memory | February 14, 2006 - 03:13 PM |
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Overclockers Online put the new OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 2GB through it's paces.  Not only do you get the benefit from the already tight timings of 3-4-3-8, these modules are not particularly hot, nor will you need to overcolt them.  The overclocking potential is not huge, but the DIMM's give a respectable showing right out of the box.

"The 2GB PC4000 Gold Edition that was developed with gamer's distinctive needs in mind.

Corsair Launches 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM Memory for the New Intel Centrino Mobile Platform

Subject: Memory | February 13, 2006 - 12:50 PM |
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Fremont, CA (February 13, 2006) — Corsair® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and watercooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, today launched ValueSelect™ 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM memory to support the latest Intel® mobile technology.

Straight from Corsair's Labs to you, the Great Heatspreader Debate

Subject: Memory | February 9, 2006 - 01:13 PM |
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There's been a lot of discussion recently about various heat spreader types and which type provides the best performance. Or, perhaps, if the best performance results from using no heat spreader at all. We were curious ourselves as to the answers to these questions, so we set out to test the various heat spreader types in a controlled environment.

OCZ give you a higher OC with less power

Subject: Memory | February 3, 2006 - 02:53 PM |
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Motherboards.org pushed OCZ's PC3500GX memory as hard as they could, while keeping the voltage low.  If you are looking for RAM that OC's well, without the added wear and tear that overvolting can cause, this is one attractive module.

"Considering that we easily pegged 245MHz at 2-2-2-5 with just 3.2V and no errors, and 250MHz with

the same timings and voltages with only minor errors, OCZ has come out swinging with a winner, now

offering the same low latencies that VX offers albeit with much lowe

Corsair Launches XMS-3200C2 XPERT 2GB Kit

Subject: Memory | February 2, 2006 - 01:02 PM |
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Revisiting the 1 GB RAM market

Subject: Memory | January 23, 2006 - 01:37 PM |
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AnandTech takes a second look at 1GB RAM DIMMs (part 1 was here).  This go around they test 6 DIMM's, most based on Infineon memory modules, but one with Samsung and one with Micron.  Drop by and see if these new DIMM's offer more advantage than you might expect.

"There are many reasons to choose a 2GB kit over a 1GB kit or 4 512MB DIMMs.

Source: AnandTech

A talk with one of the founders of Corsair

Subject: Memory | January 16, 2006 - 02:54 PM |
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Legit Reviews sits down for a chat with one of the co-founders of Corsair Memory, John Beekley, and you are invited.  Take a peek at what Corsiar has coming up over the year, and hear about what they did in 2005 from someone who knows.

"LR: Let's talk about the future of computer memory in 2006. It looks like we are going to see DDR3 and FB-DIMM's enter into the market space this year. Which should enthusiasts be more interested in?


John: I think that 2006 will be all about DDR2, actually.

Good ram at a good price

Subject: Memory | December 15, 2005 - 03:12 PM |
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Virtual Hideout has found a good deal, in GeIL's Value Dual Channel PC3200 kit.  You get 2 gigs of RAM, for about the price of 1 gig of performance level RAM, and while you won't win any speed contests, you may appreciate the extra RAM more than the extra 2 Mhz on your FSB.

"This ram is some of the cheapest 2GB of ram that I could find online and certainly the best

looking in this price range. For the price of 1 GB in high-end ram, you can get 2GB.

Value Select vs. XMS, what does the price difference get you?

Subject: Memory | December 6, 2005 - 02:54 PM |
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Legion Hardware takes a look at high performance XMS and Value Select RAM from Corsair with something different in mind.  They run some tests to see if putting all that money into high FSB and low latency RAM is actually worth it for the casual gamer, who doesn't really like overclocking.

"At the end of the day it's best to work out what your needs are. For general usage XMS memory is

pretty much a waste of good memory, the same even applies to users that spend a fair bit of time

gaming.