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Subject: Memory | March 8, 2011 - 02:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Triple channel memory is still going strong, even with the coming release of quad channel support on the X68 chipset. For those looking to speed up an existing system using a triple channel kit the Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1866 6GB will cost you under $200 and is compatible with Crucial's M.O.D. software that will allow you to keep track of the SPD information as well as the current temperatures and speed. Think Computers managed an impressive overclock, which you can read about in the review.
"A little while ago we took a look at a 4GB dual channel Ballistix kit from Crucial. Today Crucial has sent us a 6GB triple channel kit of Ballistix and we are very eager to see how it performs. This 6GB kit runs at 1866MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24 at 1.65V. Just like the other kit we took a look at this kit features XMP profiles, Crucial’s new Ballisitx heatspreaders and on-board temperature sensors and monitoring software. Let’s check them out!"
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Gskill RipjawsX 4GB 17000 CL9D-4GBXMD Review @ Madshrimps
- Exceleram EP3001A PC3-10666 2x2GB Memory Review @ Madshrimps
- Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz Dual Memory DDR3 @ Pro-Clockers
- Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer PC3-12800 4GB Kit @ Tweaktown
- Patriot G2 Series PC3-12800 8GB @ Tweaktown
- Crucial Ballistix Tracer Black PC3-12800 Review @ OCIA
- Kingston HyperX T1 Series PC3-17066 8GB @ Tweaktown
- Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan @ Overclockers Online
Subject: Memory | February 17, 2011 - 10:10 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Perhaps the key feature of the Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR3-1866kit are the sensors present on the DIMMs which allow you to monitor the temperature with Crucial's Ballistix MOD utility. They come at a speed of 1866MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings
and in their overclocking experiments Overclockers Online could tighten the timings to 8-8-8-23 at stock as well as hitting 2000MHz leaving the timings at stock.
Subject: Memory | February 11, 2011 - 08:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sandybridge has prompted RAM vendors to focus on high speed, high capacity dual channel DIMM kits that were not very popular with H55/P55 users, but the H67/P67 boards will utilize. The Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1866 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit is a little faster than many dual channel kits and that has made the timings different as well, at 9-11-9-27.
"A little while ago we took a look at Patriot’s Viper Xtreme triple channel memory that is designed for Intel X58 systems. Today we are checking out the Viper Xtreme Division 2 Edition memory which is designed for Intel’s 2nd generation “Sandy Bridge” Core processors. This memory has been rigorously tested and validated on the Intel 6 Series platform to achieve maximum performance and stability. The Division 2 memory has all of the same features as the original Viper Xtreme memory like the 6 gram copper core and aircraft-grade aluminum heatspreaders. Today we will be puttin g the 8GB DDR3-1866 kit to the test."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 PC3-15000 8GB Kit @ Tweaktown
- Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer Memory Module @ Hardware Secrets @ Hardware Secrets
- Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
- G.Skill Ripjaws-X Series PC3-17066 4GB Kit @ Tweaktown
Subject: Memory | February 3, 2011 - 09:04 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCIA recently revisited the old conundrum, is it better to buy or overclock the frequency of your DIMMs as high as possible, or to stick with the lowest latency possible? It all comes down to the memory bandwidth, as these values are the variable which affect how many bits can flow through your RAM in a certain period of time. To make it easier on those just starting to delve into this topic, OCIA's table of JEDEC
specifications will help you on your way to picking the best RAM.
Subject: Memory | January 17, 2011 - 08:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Triple channel memory has had slow uptake thanks to the limited number of processors that will support it. However, those with X58 boards and a Bloomfield, Gulftown or newer Xeon CPU do enjoy the lowered memory latency that using DDR3 in triple channel mode and manufacturers are still putting out kits. For those with a definite need for large pools of RAM, the new Corsair Vengence 12GB kit<
Subject: Memory | December 8, 2010 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silicon Power have been around for 7 years and mostly have provided CF card but are extending their expertise to SSDs and RAM. In this particular review it is the XPower DDR3 2000 RAM, nothing to do with MSI even with a name similar to a particular Big Bang series motherboard. The stats are right, a pair of XMP profiles will have you running at either DDR3-1800 @ 9-9-9-24 or DDR3-2000 @ 9-9-9-27, at least in theory. What Bjorn3D found was that the XMP profiles would not work properly for them and they had
Subject: Memory | November 30, 2010 - 11:06 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Over at OC3D they got their hands on Mushkin's new PC16000 Radioactive 6GB RAM kit, with a very unique colour scheme. The yellow colour is reminiscent of glow in the dark plastic and will certainly stand out in any case, though likely clashing with some of the more colourful motherboards available nowadays. You can even expect a decent overclock from them as well.
Subject: Memory | November 30, 2010 - 10:09 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Perhaps the most disappointing thing that AnandTech found about the Acer Aspire 5551G-4591
is that it is out of stock everywhere. Consider the low expectations that they had walking into the review that almost rates as a stellar recommendation; the fact that AnandTech actually went looking for the device puts this Aspire miles ahead of past models. It is not a high powered notebook, it is better compared to Atom+ION netbooks as opposed to gaming laptops with switchable GPUs.
Subject: Memory | November 30, 2010 - 08:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, California — November 30, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Vengeance series of high performance DDR3 memory modules for enthusiasts and system builders.
Vengeance memory modules use carefully selected RAMs to enable excellent overclocking results on current and future generation In
Subject: Memory | November 23, 2010 - 07:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN JOSE, CA—November 23, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, unveils new Xtreme Thermal Exchange (XTE) and Blade 2 high-speed desktop memory, providing the optimal balance of blazing DDR3 performance and cooling efficiency in one solution.
Subject: Memory | November 17, 2010 - 12:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The 4GB OCZ Blade ST 2000MHz Low Voltage DDR3 kit
has quite a bit going for it, from its 9-9-9-24 timings @ 1.65v to the ease it adds to those looking to overclock an LGA1156 CPU. A little tweaking to the BCLK is much easier when your RAM is happy to run at those speeds, removing it as a cause of instability when you are overclocking. Drop by BenchMark Reviews to see these DIMMs in action.
Subject: Memory | October 19, 2010 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The G.Skill FLARE PC3-16000
kit is a pair of 2GB DIMMs running at 2000MHz and running you about $180. The high price is the penalty you face for trying to grab some of the fastest RAM available. Once OC3D popped open the kit the AM3 branding seemed a little off as no matter what they tried they could not get these DIMMs runnin
Subject: Memory | September 30, 2010 - 12:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Picking up a Core i3, i5 or certain i7 CPUs does limit you to dual channel memory if you use an H55 based board and many feel that going that route limits your RAM. Really, the difference between triple channel and dual channel RAM is minuscule and
there is no reason you can't have large amounts of RAM on a dual channel system. G.Skill makes this obvious with their 8GB Trident 2000 MHz DD
Subject: Memory | September 17, 2010 - 09:10 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DDR3 is not really that old but has finally overtaken DDR2 for the first choice in memory for new systems. Just like its predecessors, as the DDR3 standard matures manufacturers can get higher frequencies out of their DIMMs and of course charge a premium for those high speed kits. Kingston has been rather forceful in pushing DDR3 to its current limitations and they have just released two new kits. The highest end kit hit 2.5GHz @ 9-11-9-27 during the quick overclock
Subject: Memory | September 14, 2010 - 08:18 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OCZ Technology
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance
solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and
systems, unveils new Ultra-Low Voltage (ULV) and Extreme-Low Voltage
(ELV) high-speed DDR3 desktop memory, providing the optimal balance of
performance and power efficiency in one solution.
Subject: Memory | August 30, 2010 - 03:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Xtreme Computing had a chance to play with Crucial's new Ballistix MOD Temperature-sensing DDR3-1600 @ 8-8-8-24. They have the usual and fairly effective Ballistix heatspreaders, with the orange branding sticker in evidence and they can inform you of their current temperature using the Crucial MOD Utility. In their overclocking tests they could not breach 1820mhz
@ 1.658v though with the temperature sensor some may be tempted to go past that voltage to see if they can be pushed further.
Subject: Memory | August 23, 2010 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HWBot is a board that keeps track of the successes that people have had overclocking various components and the benchmarks generated by those overclocks. MADSHRIMPS delves into one particular component, the RAM and looks at the three variables that generate the most pertinent to overclocking RAM, the Frequency, tCL and tRCD. There is a bit of math you need to follow in order to see how they arrived at the ratings on the charts at the end of the article, but then again if you want to get the b
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