High Speed, Low Latency, Easy Overclocking

Subject: Memory | October 28, 2005 - 07:04 PM |
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Having a high FSB isn't the only way for memory to excel. Overclockers Online looks at OCZ's PC4000 2GB EB Platinum Edition.  This set of dual channel RAM is set to very low latency right out of the box.  Either leave it alone, and enjoy the performance, or find your own overclocked sweet spot with this kit.

"Gone are the days when the best performance is provided by 1GB kits of memory.

OCZ's memory is going for the gold

Subject: Memory | October 26, 2005 - 01:40 PM |
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OCZ's 500Mhz, 2GB dual channel kit, the EL DDR PC-4000 1024MB Gold Edition Dual Channel, performs well straight out of the box, and better once you overclock it.  Even better is the lifetime warranty that comes with it.  Red & Blackness Mods puts it through the paces, check out the review.

"Todays games have started to require more power and one of the main things is ram. 1Gb or ram is

required these days and 2Gb is almost recommended.

256, 512, 1024 & 2048, what does more RAM do to gaming

Subject: Memory | October 21, 2005 - 06:31 PM |
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Legion Hardware runs a series of test benchmarks using differeny amounts of RAM, both single and dual channel.  See what the tests say about the effect of gobs 'o RAM on your Frames Per Second and load times.

"Given we now know 1GB of memory is the sweet spot, how much faster is 1GB than 512MB or even

256MB in today's games? There are still a huge amount of gamers out there fragging away with just

512MB of memory.

Which DIMM shines brightest?

Subject: Memory | October 19, 2005 - 11:49 AM |
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Legit Reviews has a 3 way overclocking memory kit comparison, between A-DATA, Kingston, and Mushkin. All of the kits are PC2-6400/DDR2 800MHz, but they all have different timings, and different voltages.  See which of the 3 you like best.

"The Mushkin eXtreme PC2-6400 modules loaded Windows at 1060MHz on the first try. Although we

later found that 1060MHz was unstable this was an impressive achievement. After RST Pro2 testing

we found that 1042MHz was 100% stable on our 2GB memory kit...

Golden Emperor International Ltd (GEIL) RAM

Subject: Memory | October 17, 2005 - 11:51 AM |
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GeIL may not get the attention that other RAM manufacturers get, but they are certainly still working away at improving their products.  The PC2-4300 Ultra DDR2 Dual Channel Kit HardwareZoom reviews is not only low latency, but has a huge heat spreader that can't hurt your efforts at overclocking.

"Specialised in memory modules design and manufacturing, GeIL has been making high performance memory modules since 1997.

It's a Corsair Double Feature

Subject: Memory | October 12, 2005 - 06:30 PM |
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Guru3D looks at 2 of Corsair's top of the line RAM kits.  You can choose the 667 MHz DDR2 with some very firm 3:2:2:8 timings, or the 800Mhz DDR2 with 5:5:5:12, just make sure you read the review before you do.


"As you all probably know, Corsair is well known manufacturer with it's primary focus on a
Source: Guru of 3D

Kingston Launches 667-MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM Memory

Subject: Memory | October 11, 2005 - 06:15 PM |
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Fountain Valley, CA (October 11, 2005), Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of ValueRAM DDR2 667-MHz (PC2-6400) memory modules to support next generation notebook and mobile systems. The new Kingston ValueRAM 667-MHz DDR2 unbuffered SO-DIMM modules are available in 256-MB, 512-MB and 1-GB capacities, shipping immediately in limited quantity.

Corsair's paired 1GB CAS 2 sticks

Subject: Memory | October 11, 2005 - 01:04 PM |
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TECHGAGE has a review of Corsair's 

TWINX2048-3500LLPRO, with stock timings of 2-3-2-6-1T.  The overclocking test proved that while you cannot hold the CAS of 2, you can certainly get a great deal more bus speed out of them.

"We have just posted a new review of the Corsair TWINX2048-3500LLPRO modules, which are the worlds first 2GB kit to have a CAS latency of 2 at these speeds.

Source: TECHGAGE

1 GB vs. 2 GB - The benchmark war

Subject: Memory | October 6, 2005 - 01:54 PM |
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Legion Hardware runs some tests using SiSoft, Doom3, F.E.A.R and BF2, to see what the benchmark differences are between using 1 GB or 2GB.

"Recently, Corsair released a PDF document showing quite a considerable gain in Battlefield 2 performance when moving from 1GB to 2GB's of system memory. While I do believe their findings and comments to be accurate there are a few points that need to be clarified. Firstly I feel the system Corsair put together for this presentation was somewhat unbalanced.

Is that 2 gigs of RAM in your pocket, or ...

Subject: Memory | October 3, 2005 - 01:44 PM |
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It's a common refrain today ... "You need 2Gb of RAM to play games properly" ...

Source: MVKTECH.NET

RAM that won't cause a bottleneck

Subject: Memory | September 29, 2005 - 12:07 PM |
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1Gb 800Mhz DDR2 module, running at CL 4-3-3-8 is what you would get, if you picked up some OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum EB RAM.  As HotHardware discovers, 800Mhz is what it is supposed to run at, not it's maximum speed.

'Each OCZ PC2-6400 EB Dual Channel Kit is hand tested as a matched pair across a wide variety of motherboards.

Source: HotHardware

Corsair Partners With Asus For 1 GB Modules

Subject: Memory | September 27, 2005 - 12:43 PM |
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Fremont, CA / Taipei, Taiwan (September 26, 2005) — Corsair® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, and ASUSTek®, the perennial leader of the motherboard industry, today announced a joint product launch targeting the AMD® enthusiasts.

Good Value DDR2 RAM

Subject: Memory | September 26, 2005 - 11:42 AM |
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The Transcend DDR2-533 TS64MLQ64V5J DIMMs that Phoronix reviews do not claim to be the fastest or most overclockable RAM out there.  They are however, much less expensive than many of the extreme gaming RAM out there.  If you're setting up a system for someoe who doesn't game much, give the review a read.


"Transcend designs their system memory modules to be simple and aren't engrossed by heatspreaders or any unconventional features but simply remains on target for the normal PC hobbyist, ho

Source: Phoronix

2 Gigs Or Not 2 Gigs, That's The RAM Question

Subject: Memory | September 23, 2005 - 11:59 AM |
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If you play Battlefield2 or Half-Life2 regularly, the chances are good you have at least 1 Gb of DDR in your system, and are still annoyed by the occasional lag.  Well, to save you from spending your own money to test the effects of another gig of RAM, Club OC did some tests on a 2GB Gold Edition kit from OCZ, see what effect it had, and the overclock they managed.

"For the past year I've always recommended 1gb of good DDR or DDR2. No more, no less.

Source: Club OC

Low Latency Vs. High FSB & More

Subject: Memory | September 22, 2005 - 11:55 AM |
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One of the biggest tricks to overclocking is to make sure your RAM is happy, while at the same time ensuring the tightest possible timings, and the highest FSB you can hit stably.  sgOverclockers took 2 RAM DIMM's, and compared the benefits of trading a looser timing for a higher FSB, and vice versa.

"Ever since the advent of the Samsung TCCD and recently TCC5 modules which have allowed consumers to hit astronomically high FSBs at moderate timings, the question has come back into

Samsung Now More DDR2 than DDR

Subject: Memory | August 11, 2005 - 02:12 AM |
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This is why AMD is almost being forced to move from their current DDR memory controller to a new DDR2 memory controller perhaps before they'd like to.  Memory vendors like Samsung that are responsible for a huge percentage of all available memories are moving closer and closer to majority DDR2 output.

Samsung Electronics announced today that that it is leading the industry in shifting from DDR to DDR2 memory output.

Source: Digitimes

Mushkin Redline PC3500 Memory Review

Subject: Memory | July 28, 2005 - 01:28 PM |
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Here is some more competition on the super low latency memory front, this time from Mushkin.  They are offering up PC3500 DDR memory at a latency of 2-2-2.

Mushkin's outstanding Redline memory modules have shown that great timings are possible with more voltage, and as we've learned over the years; voltage makes for greater stability with the down side of extra heat. With that said, cooling is of course essential for these modules.

Source: General

Corsair Leads Industry in DDR2 Transition with Launch of XMS2-8000UL

Subject: Memory | May 27, 2005 - 09:56 AM |
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Corsair raises the memory frequency bar to 1GHz with the launch of XMS2-8000UL.

Corsair Memory today unveiled XMS2-8000UL as its latest addition to the high performance XMS family of products.

Corsair Unveils New High Speed Additions to its Family of Flash Products

Subject: Memory | May 25, 2005 - 09:52 AM |
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Corsair unveiled today, new high speed additions to its award winning family of flash products.

Corsair® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, today is pleased to announce expansion of its popular flash memory products. Adopting the industry's popular speed designation, the new Corsair Secure Digital (SD) and type I Compact Flash (CF) media are now rated at blazing fast 60X (9 MB/sec) or 80X (12MB/sec).

Kingston Auctions Rare Memory for Charity

Subject: Memory | May 24, 2005 - 09:48 AM |
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Kingston is taking out some rare Winbond B memory modules that run at super speeds (enthusiasts know what these are) and auctioning them off.  Not to get the most they can for them, but to help out a charity organization.  Stop by and see if you this memory might be worth it to you!


Here is your chance to get your hands on discontinued Kingston HyperX DDR400 KHX3200 modules while helping those in need.