Own a Clarkdale? Choose your RAM carefully.

Subject: Memory | August 10, 2010 - 09:00 AM |
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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 - 10:28 AM |
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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 - 08:15 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 - 02:32 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 - 10:25 AM |
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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 - 11:48 AM |
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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

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

Subject: Memory | May 31, 2010 - 11:47 AM |
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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 - 07:34 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 - 09:11 AM |
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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 - 11:56 AM |
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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 - 02:01 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.

Kingston's new LoVo DIMMs are flexible and green

Subject: Memory | April 26, 2010 - 10:11 AM |
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Kingston's HyperX PC3 1866MHz LoVo DIMMs seem a little strange at first glance and not just because of the green heatspreaders.  It seems counterintuitive that a HyperX module, billed as Kingston's fastest product line should also be environmentally conscious.  It does make sense when you realize that the DIMMs have more that one JEDEC spec.  The first XMP profile runs the DIMMs at 1.2

Source: TweakTown

OCZ Technology Announces High-Density 4GB DDR3 Modules and 8GB Dual Channel Kits

Subject: Memory | April 20, 2010 - 11:56 AM |
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SAN JOSE, CA—April 20, 2010—OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OTCBB:OCZT), a worldwide leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, unveils its all new “Gold Series,” 4GB (4096MB) modules and 8GB dual-channel kits for current and next generation platforms.

Hercules and the RAM; Return of the Kingmax

Subject: Memory | April 15, 2010 - 11:33 AM |
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Before you dismiss Kingmax as a non-player in the RAM industry, you have to realize that their downfall happened due to a slow adoption of DDR, in the days of SDRAM they were, well, King.  They have returned, the Kingmax Hercules PC3-17600 represents the higher end of DDR3.  Clocked out of the package at 2200MHz @ 10-10-10-30 2T the frequency is unarguably high even if the timings look relaxed.  Of course, to most enthusiasts this screams for an overclock or at least a tightening of the timings and Tweaktown could not resist and

Source: TweakTown

Mushkin's new Ridgeback series of DDR3 kits

Subject: Memory | April 8, 2010 - 10:02 AM |
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The Mushkin Ridgeback 998827 PC3 12800 kit is 3x2GB DDR3 DIMMs with a rather spiny look to them thanks to the integral heat spreaders.  Natively they run at 8-8-8-24 but there is a bit of overhead left on these DIMMs, enough to take them over 2000MHz.  OCC hit 2049MHz on their test system though the timings were reduced to 8-10-9-29 and th

Making overclocking RAM on an AMD platform even more easy

Subject: Memory | March 29, 2010 - 11:27 AM |
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 As the name implies, the OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 AMD Black Edition Ready 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit is optimized for Black Edition AMD CPUs.  It integrates its self with AMD's OverDrive utility allowing you to pick various profiles with the click of a mouse; if your motherboard offers support which not all do.  

Source: futurelooks

Have a P55 that needs more memory bandwidth and are sporting a thick wallet?

Subject: Memory | March 19, 2010 - 09:25 AM |
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The Patriot Viper II Sector 5 2000MHz 4GB DDR3 kit sports timings of 8-8-8-24 and a price of $55 per gigabyte.  If that seems a little steep to you it is because that is exactly what it is, however that is the penalty you pay for RAM that runs at 2GHz.  The extra bandwidth did show up across the boards in the testing Legit Reviews did; though perhaps

Low power, low latency DIMMs from G.Skill

Subject: Memory | March 9, 2010 - 02:02 PM |
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G.Skill's new DDR-1600 ECO Kit 4 GB might not offer the fastest frequency on the market, what it does offer are low timings of 7-8-7-24 and a voltage of 1.35V to keep the heat down.  That isn't even as far as it will go on those stock settings as techPowerUp!

Source: techPowerUp!

G.Skill hits 2200MHz, and it will run you 10 cents a MHz

Subject: Memory | March 1, 2010 - 11:29 AM |
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At $225 for 4GB, the G.Skill Pi Series PC3-17600 is a little pricey and at DDR3-2200 speeds and 7-10-10-28  timings it is more than a little fast.  Designed to work as dual channel RAM for a Core i7 860 or 870, and with support on a number of P55 boards, this is definitely a kit aimed at those looking for the top performance around.  The kit comes with G.Skill's Turbulence Cooling Fan, a shroud type fan that attaches
over top

Source: Overclock3D