Subject: Memory | September 4, 2008 - 02:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you pick up Corsair's DDR3-2133 kit, you had better make sure you have some experience overclocking, as you won't be able to find a motherboard that supports that speed straight out of the box. AnandTech did make it happen, using a DFI X48 board. Take a look at what they had to go through to get a stable system running these modules.
Subject: Memory | August 26, 2008 - 04:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As watercooling becomes a more popular solution, we are seeing more components that are built with watercooling in mind. One of the more recent is the OCZ DDR3 PC3-16000 Flex II Water Cooled Memory, running at 2Ghz with 8-8-8-30 timings @ 2T. Not only did OCZ set these modules up to allow for watercooling, they include a full set of water-cooling adapters and tubing. Head to Madshrimps to see how these modules perform.
Subject: Memory | August 19, 2008 - 02:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Corsair's new DIMMs are outpacing the ability of chipsets to keep up. With stock settings of 2133MHz @ 9-9-9-24 and running at 2.0V it is hard to find a motherboard that can handle the default settings of this RAM, let alone allow an overclock. Legit Reviews did have some success when they pushed the FSB up to 462MHz, check out the results here.
Subject: Memory | August 14, 2008 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Patriot's new 2GB Viper kit hits the 2000MHz mark, with timings of 9-9-9-24 and is priced around $230. At the stock speeds, the Achilles heel of DDR3, timing is evident, but when Hardware Logic pushed the DIMMs to 2100MHz without having to increase the latencies, the raw speed of this RAM was easy to see. Drop by for
Subject: Memory | August 10, 2008 - 09:53 PM | Ryan Shrout
There are some instances where you just KNOW that it isn't your day. Yesterday was one of those days where among other things I dropped a nice Corsair Dominator module on the lab floor...
One, singular sensation...
Corsair has always been one of our favorite brands of memory as they have consistently catered to our enthusiast desires with newer, faster options. This time Corsair is offering up a reasonably-priced 4GB kit of DDR3 memory that still runs at 1600 MHz or beyond. Come see if DDR3 has FINALLY overtaken DDR2 for our recommendations.
Subject: Memory | August 1, 2008 - 01:35 AM | Ryan Shrout
This email came across our desk today and was impressive enough to share. Those of you thinking that DDR3 memory wasn't going to go anywhere...
Corsair Dominator DDR3 Memory Sets New World Record
-2580MHz DDR3 Frequency Reached on Intel X48 Chipset-
Subject: Memory | July 24, 2008 - 01:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The TW3X2G2133C9DF DOMINATOR modules represent the very best of Corsair's cutting edge technology in DDR3 overclocking and gaming memory. Ultra fast, selected DRAM chips are housed in Corsair's proprietary Dual-Path Heat Xchange Cooling Technology (DHX) - used in Dell, HP and Alienware gaming systems- for striking speed and performance. The new DOMINATOR TW3X2G2133C9DF memory kit unleashes the high performance potential of NVIDIA 790i-based platforms.
Subject: Memory | July 21, 2008 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Patriot is helping to keep DDR2 alive, most recently with their PVS22G9200ELK 2GB DDR2 PC2-9200 memory kit. DDR2's tight timings do give it an edge, until the higher clock speed of DDR3 leaves it in the dusty like some obsolete piece of enthusiast tech. Ramping up the speeds, in this case to 1142Mhz on some boards should keep you happy until triple channel DDR3 appears.
Subject: Memory | July 16, 2008 - 05:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking for DDR3, but do not want to pay the price that the top of the line DIMMs demand, you could try Kingston's HyperX 2GB PC3-12800. At 1.9V it will give you a full 1600MHz, but at 2T 9-9-9-27 timings and with a bit of work you can pump it up to 1800MHz, though don't expect the timings to tighten up very much. Drop by ASE Labs for a look at this kit