High frequency, low voltage RAM from OCZ

Subject: Memory | November 17, 2010 - 03:31 PM |
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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.

Source: 3DCenter

Kingston's new RAM is designed for watercoolers

Subject: Memory | November 1, 2010 - 03:18 PM |
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That is not to say that those not planning on watercooling their rig should avoid the

Source: Bjorn3D

G.Skill has a Flare with AM3 targeted DDR3

Subject: Memory | October 19, 2010 - 04:33 PM |
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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

Source: Overclock3D

Dual Channel memory doesn't mean you have to go small

Subject: Memory | September 30, 2010 - 03:44 PM |
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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

Source: techPowerUp!

Pushing the DDR3 spec

Subject: Memory | September 17, 2010 - 12:10 PM |
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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

Source: InsideHW

OCZ Technology Announces Next Generation Ultra-Low and Extreme-Low Voltage DDR3 Memory Kits

Subject: Memory | September 14, 2010 - 11:18 AM |
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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.

Kingston's recording breaking RAM

Subject: Memory | September 10, 2010 - 01:50 PM |
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Crucial senses a disturbance in the force; temperature sensing DIMMs

Subject: Memory | August 30, 2010 - 06:21 PM |
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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.

Charting the success of memory overclocks

Subject: Memory | August 23, 2010 - 02:49 PM |
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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

Source: Madshrimps

Own a Clarkdale? Choose your RAM carefully.

Subject: Memory | August 10, 2010 - 12:00 PM |
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X-bit Labs wanted to see what the integrated memory controller on Clarkdale chips is capable of and so tested it with RAM at speeds of 1333MHz, 1600MHz and 2000MHz with two different timings at each speed.  As it turns out, the difference in performance between the three speeds was rather small, while the price of RAM kits rises noticeably.  When they tried overclocking the Core i5-655K the results became more interesting and rather damning for the 1600MHz kit.  Their findings

Source: X-Bit Labs

Raising the density of RAM, three 4GB DIMMs from Mushkin

Subject: Memory | July 30, 2010 - 01:28 PM |
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The Mushkin Blackline 12GB kit consists of three 4GB 1600MHz DIMMs running at 9-9-9-24 which lets you up the total memory available to your system without resorting to six DIMMs.  That extra density doesn't seem to have much of an effect on overclocking, Overclock3D took the DIMMs past 1900MHz after they loosened the timings a bit.  Check out how it changed the performance in the full review.

Source: Overclock3D

OCZ Technology Offers the World’s Fastest High-Density 4GB DDR3 Modules Operating at 2133MHz

Subject: Memory | July 13, 2010 - 11:15 AM |
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SAN JOSE, CA—July 12, 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 high-speed 4GB (4096MB) modules for users who demand both performance and bandwidth in one memory solution.

A memory kit that knows just how hot it is

Subject: Memory | July 6, 2010 - 05:32 PM |
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The Crucial Ballistix Thermal Sensor Memory Kit that Benchmark Reviews got its hands on is similar to other kits that Crucial has released but offers an interesting feature.  It has a temperature sensor built in that is able to determine the current voltage, speed, clockings and temperature and display that information for you.  While that is a very handy tool for overclockers who are trying to determine just how far their RAM subsystem can be pu

Hitting 2500MHz is not easy, even if the RAM is rated for it

Subject: Memory | June 23, 2010 - 01:25 PM |
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The Patriot Viper II Sector 5 PC3 20000 4GB kit will set you back almost $350 but if you are looking for RAM speced at 2500MHz you already know you are going to be paying a steep entry fee.  The timings look a little odd at first glance, 9-11-9-27 is not a usual set of timings but then again that does hint that there is some room to manoeuvre when you are adjusting your final clock settings.  For instance,

Kingston's new HyperX can go two ways

Subject: Memory | June 15, 2010 - 02:48 PM |
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Kingston's HyperX 1600/1866
LoVo RAM
kit takes memory profiles to a new level.  The reason that the DIMMs are rated for two speeds comes from the fact that it has two different profiles, the low voltage 1600MHz @ 1.25V or 1866MHz @ 1.35V, both significantly lower than the 1.65V maximum for DDR3 and an Intel Core family chip.  The low voltages used mean that you can easily fit these into any system as no heatsinks are n

Source: Bjorn3D

If you can pay for the best then check out Kingston's 2400MHz kit

Subject: Memory | May 31, 2010 - 02:47 PM |
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If you have a socket 1156 processor that is looking for some of the fastest dual channel RAM on the planet then check out the Kingston HyperX PC3-19200 (2400MHz @ 9-11-9-27) 4GB kit.  The price is unknown to Tweaktown, but at 2.4GHz and with an active cooling solution you know it will not be cheap.  You don't have to consider that speed a solid ceiling, Tweaktown hit 2490MHz easily, with a bit more tweaking and a BIOS update or two you could probably top that.&nbsp

Source: TweakTown

What do you do when you don't have enough memory? Upgrade to 16GB!

Subject: Memory | May 18, 2010 - 10:34 PM |
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Sometimes, the norm just isn't enough.  Take our video editing and rendering system for an example; we have already discussed our transition to an ultra-high-end storage system that included either a set of FOUR 600GB Velociraptor hard drives or a pair of 256GB SiliconEdge SSDs.  Now, after not a whole lot of discussion, the move from a 4GB allotment was necessary.  The goal: 16GB.

Mushkin's new DDR3-2000 on an 890GX

Subject: Memory | May 17, 2010 - 12:11 PM |
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With 890GX motherboards we are seeing some support for 2000MHz but unfortunately not all can reach that height.  For instance the ASUS M4A89GTD USB3 that OCC used as the base for testing the 2x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 996902 PC3 16000 is limited to 1800MHz.  In theory, by reducing the total spe

When it is Crucial to have 12GB of RAM, but it will cost you

Subject: Memory | May 11, 2010 - 02:56 PM |
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Dropping $750 on RAM might be beyond the budgets of some, but if you do video editing or run a server with lots of connections or virtual machines, 12GB sounds just about right.  That is where Crucial's new 12GB DDR3 kit comes in, three 1333MHz 4GB DIMMs with timings of 9-9-9-25 @ 1T.  You can tell right away these DIMMs are not for the overclocker, there is no fancy heatsink assembly and when you install them you will notice a complete lack of XMP support.  On the other hand the lifetime warranty and support
and low voltages make this perfect for a production machine. 

Corsair Launches Outrageously Fast GTX 2533MHz DDR3 Memory

Subject: Memory | May 6, 2010 - 05:01 PM |
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FREMONT, California, May 6, 2010 — Corsair, a worldwide supplier of high-performance PC components, today announced the launch of the Dominator GTX4, a new ultra-high-speed module with operation guaranteed up to 2533 MHz.