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Subject: Memory | July 14, 2009 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is no question that DDR3-200, aka PC3-16000 DIMMs are very fast, even with the timings at higher values than slower DIMMs. There is a question about their reliability as many review sites, such as AnandTech are seeing frequent deaths during testing. In some cases overvolting is to blame, when the voltage heads over 1.65V to allow better overclocking performance, the chances of failure also increase. Seeing deaths at 1.50V is another thing altogether. AnandTech gathered together a represe
Subject: Memory | July 7, 2009 - 12:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are running your RAM just a little over volt, feeling that temperature is holding your overclock back or just want to try to keep it alive a little longer then Kingston has a HyperX product for you; the Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN fan. As you can see in Tweaktown's review, the cooler stands quite a
Subject: Memory | June 23, 2009 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The OCZ Blade 3x2GB PC3-16000 isn't just about raw speed, though 2GHz memory certainly does that, it is also about not sacrificing timings, and at 7-8-7-20 they have achieved that goal too. The sacrifice that did need to be made is the price; at $450 the entry fee is pretty steep.
Subject: Memory | June 17, 2009 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The price is up in the air, as they have not yet appeared on NewEgg or Pricegrabber, but you can count on a PC3-17000triple channel 6GB kit to be very expensive. OCZ has grabbed the top 1% of their silicon and ramped the speed all the way up to 2133MHz on these new Blade DIMMs, or 2144MHz overclocked when AnandTech finished with them. Read on to see how they fare against very tightly timed and significantly cheaper DDR3-1600.
Subject: Memory | June 8, 2009 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Shopping for DDR3 for an AM3 system is a little different that for a Core i7 system, as AMD has opted to go with dual channel as opposed to triple channel. Arguments about the exact cause of that decision still goes on; that is not the purpose of iXBT Labs review however. They are looking at a mix of 1600MHz and 1800MHz dual channel kits paired with Phenom II X4 955BE
Subject: Memory | May 27, 2009 - 09:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fountain Valley, CA - May 27, 2009 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to market with DDR3 1600MHz 12GB triple-channel memory kits. The HyperX kit of three 4GB modules allows enthusiasts to get the most out of their Intel Core i7 and X58 platforms.
"Kingston was first to release 2GHz kits and has continued to lead the memory charge with more DDR3 offerings since Intel created the triple-channel architecture," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston.
Subject: Memory | May 25, 2009 - 11:31 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At over $200 the Crucial Ballistix Tracer Blue DDR3-1600 DDR3 kit isn't the cheapest on the market, but speeds above 1066MHz are still a small enough niche to demand a high price. The voltage is right on Intel's spec of 1.65V and the timings are fairly impressive for the overall frequency at 8-8-8-24. The biggest change from previous Tracer DIMMs is the colour, these guys have blue LEDs for those who like that
Subject: Memory | May 21, 2009 - 08:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Corsair Labs achieved an astounding speed of DDR3-2533MHz with the aggressive memory timings of 7-8-7-20 using a triple-channel 6GB memory kit. This new world record, verified and validated by CPU-Z, the industry-standard tool for verifying overclocking results, is the first time this frequency has been achieved on a Core i7 system with 6GB of memory using three modules; most world record attempts use only a single 1GB module.
Subject: Memory | May 14, 2009 - 08:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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Subject: Memory | May 6, 2009 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DDR3 memory prices have been sliding down for a while now, to the point where 6GB kits can be had for less that $100. A perfect example is A-Data's 6GB Triple Channel PC3-12800which could be matched with an AM3 processor and board for an incredibly cheap gaming machine. The timings of 8-8-8-24 are not the tightest on the market; the CAS7 kits come at a high premium, but there is not
Subject: Memory | May 6, 2009 - 09:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, California, May 6th, 2009 -- Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced it was honored with one of RetailVision's coveted Best Selling Product Awards in the e-tail PC RAM Best-Seller category.
RetailVision Spring 2009, produced by Everything Channel, took place April 27-30 at the Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, FL. The award program was supported by research from The NPD Group, the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research information.
Subject: Memory | April 24, 2009 - 10:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The original 2000MHz DDR3 Blade series from OCZ comes at a very reasonable price, though it's latencies are higher than it's new brother. If you want 7-8-7-20 timings, you are going to have to spend three times as much. Those low timings are impressive for DDR3, let alo
Subject: Memory | April 15, 2009 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When Think Computers tried testing Kingston's HyperX DDR3-2000 3GB Triple Channel kit they ran into a small problem, the sample Core i7 chip, as well as the three motherboards they tried could simply not run the memory at full speed. This time around, the board and chip had no problems supporting DDR3-2000 @ 9-9-9-27.
Subject: Memory | April 2, 2009 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Mushkin's new Ascent XP3-14400 CL8 2 GB kit hits 1800MHz at latencies of 8-8-7-20 though the voltage seems a little high for the Core i7 at 1.85-1.95V. That didn't scare techPowerUp! in the least as they tested out how performance scaled with some voltage tweaks, along with total speed and timings. If you are willing to take the limit to your maximum available memory, 7-7-7 @ 1800MHz is easily reachable, though they do warn that this memory did not work in all the boards they tested.
Subject: Memory | March 13, 2009 - 11:26 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD hasn't been in any rush to switch to DDR3, the new Phenoms are the first to support it. That does make sense, DDR2 keeps getting cheaper and faster and the timings keep getting tighter, so it is still a very viable product. Perhaps the biggest caveat is Triple Channel DDR3, all the tests are done in dual channel. You can see how DDR2-1066MHz @ 5-5-5-15 and DDR3-1333MHz @ 9-9-9-24 compare the full review at Tweaktown.
Subject: Memory | March 9, 2009 - 12:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Kingston's HyperX T1 Series DDR3-2000 3GB has fairly tight timings for it's speed and sports those distinctive blue heatspreaders that define Kingston's high speed RAM. The DIMM's can be yours for under $200, so if triple channel memory sounds very attractive, but you don't happen to have a 64bit OS, this might be an easy way for you to experience the benefits. If you still aren't sure it is
Subject: Memory | February 25, 2009 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Low latency, low voltage DDR3 is what Core i7 owners are looking for, and Kingston has delivered with their HyperX DDR3-1866 3GB kit. At 1866MHz and 9-9-9-27, and keeping in the safe 1.65V, the kit's specs match most gamers desires and with heatspreaders standing twice the height of a DIMM heat shouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, once X-bit Labs tried to push the memory's frequency it turns out that those extra tall heatspreaders only cause difficulty for large CPU heatsink us
Subject: Memory | February 19, 2009 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Corsair 1866C8 TEC is a 3GB memory kit that ships with a TEC and compatible waterblock system, up to and including an external box with controllers. Nordic Reviews tries three different timings in their quest to get these DIMMs to go as fast as they can, and even without relaxing the timings you can see a fairly nice increase in speed when overclocking. Perhaps the biggest dissapointment is these DIMM's ability to overclock without the peltier, the maximum speed they saw using the TEC was onl
Subject: Memory | February 16, 2009 - 09:18 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With Corsair's new Dominator GTs running at 2.0GHz, they are only 660MHz off of the default speed of a Core i7 720. Though the multipliers are completely different; it is something to see the speed of RAM approaching the same speeds as modern processors. These new Dominators will be be available only by ordering direct from Corsair, so hopefully these 2GHz @ 9-9-9-28 will have gone through even more rigorous
testing than retail DIMMs. HEXUS's testing would verify that, they hit 2,100MHz @ 7-8-7-26 on