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

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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

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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.

Kingston's new LoVo DIMMs are flexible and green

Subject: Memory | April 26, 2010 - 01:11 PM |
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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

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

Subject: Memory | April 20, 2010 - 02:56 PM |
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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 - 02:33 PM |
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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

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