Subject: Memory | February 3, 2011 - 05:04 PM | 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 - 04:53 PM | 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<
Yesterday OCZ Technology announced that it was going to exit the memory market as of February 2011, the very same memory market that helped make it the well-known company it is today. After hearing the news we were both saddened and curious: why did they make this decision, what happens to all of those current OCZ memory users and where are they going from here?
Subject: Memory | December 8, 2010 - 07:29 PM | 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 - 07:06 PM | 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 - 06:09 PM | 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 - 04:27 PM | 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 - 03:56 PM | 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 - 08:31 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.