Making overclocking RAM on an AMD platform even more easy

Subject: Memory | March 29, 2010 - 02:27 PM |
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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.  

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

Subject: Memory | March 19, 2010 - 12:25 PM |
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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 - 05:02 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!

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

Subject: Memory | March 1, 2010 - 02:29 PM |
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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

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Black edition RAM?

Subject: Memory | January 21, 2010 - 05:39 PM |
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The OCZ Black Edition DDR3-1600 memory kit is supposed to be designed specifically for AMD Black Edition CPUs.  The colour certainly matches and the badge on the heatspreaders are a nice touch but it is really the performance that matters, which is what Benchmark Reviews set out to determine.   8-8-8-24 timings are relatively low, but to refer to RAM that uses the standard DDR3 voltage, 1.65V, as low voltage does seem to be a stretch.  Black Edition

Super Talent Announces High Density RAM Modules - 8GB and 12GB kits

Subject: Memory | January 5, 2010 - 08:44 PM |
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Super Talent is announcing the availability of two high density DDR3 1600MHz kits designed for Intel P55 and X58 systems. The 8GB kit (WP160UX8G9) consists of two 4GB sticks clocking in at 9-9-9-28, and the 12GB kit is identical but with three 4GB sticks.

These two kits should be available this week at resellers.

(Aside: This is painful for me as I just bought 4x2GB DDR3 sticks for my upcoming Lynnfield build. In retrospect I should have opted for 2x4GB instead.)

Buy some cool accessories for your RAM

Subject: Memory | December 15, 2009 - 05:45 PM |
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Hi-Tech Reviews takes a look at two alternatives to buying high end memory that comes equipped with large heatspreaders.  Much of the time it is possible to purchase RAM with similar timings and speed for quite a bit less; or even more fun is to buy lower speed RAM and overclock it until it tries to melt.  Picking up a third party cooler ensures that the meltdown won't happen quite as quickly, but the question remains as to whether the high end DIMMs that come equipped with heatspreaders can compete with third party memory coolers. 

Corsair Launches 24GB Dominator DDR3 Memory Kit for High-Performance Computing Applications

Subject: Memory | December 15, 2009 - 11:47 AM |
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FREMONT, California, December 15, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced a 24GB Dominator triple-channel DDR3 memory kit designed for high-performance desktop and workstation computing applications.

Corsair's 24GB Dominator DDR3 memory kit has been rigorously tested in high-performance platforms based on the Intel X58 motherboard chipset for Intel Core i7 [Bloomfield] processors.

Remember that bandwidth is important to your LGA1156 CPU

Subject: Memory | December 9, 2009 - 02:39 PM |
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HEXUS is investigating the performance of an LGA1156 processor with different memory.  They try two different DDR3-1600 kits, one with 4GB and one with 8GB along with a DDR3-2133 kit.  In their testing they found very little difference in performance, perhaps because current DDR3 has pretty much saturated what a P55 board can handle.  Take a look and see if you really want to spend those extra $$$ on a faster or bigger kit.

Source: Hexus