It's all in the timing

Subject: Memory | February 27, 2008 - 09:19 AM |
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R&B Mods looks at G.SKILL's DDR2 PC2 8500, which have been constructed a with a little more attention to detail that some other modules we've seen.  It's stock speed of 1066 @ 5-5-5-15 really isn't all that impressive but 4-5-5-13 @ 285 FSB isn't too bad, and they manged to hit 300Mhz with loose timings.  Maybe you can pick up a kit and do even better

Former AMD CTO Promises 4x the memory for you

Subject: Memory | February 25, 2008 - 08:53 AM |
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If you were curious what Fred Weber is up to these days, as the former CTO of AMD, look no further than to a company called MetaRam that is promising 4x the current capacity of memory modules with little to no price hike or performance penalty.  According to this engadget post, MetaRam "uses a specialized "MetaSDRAM" chipset that effectively bonds and
addresses four cheap 1Gb DRAM chips as one, tricking any machine's
memory controller into using it as a 4x capacity DIMM."

Source: engadget

OCZ Technology Announces New DDR3-1333 Kits in the Award-Winning Reaper HPC Series

Subject: Memory | February 22, 2008 - 08:12 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - February 21, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced two new Reaper HPC solutions for enthusiasts upgrading to next generation of cutting-edge platforms.

Leaving your chipset in the dust

Subject: Memory | February 19, 2008 - 11:56 AM |
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The Patriot Viper Extreme 2GB PC3-15000 kit run at 1866MHz and timings of 8-8-8-24 and while it hasn't appeared on Pricegrabber or NewEgg, some smaller retailers seem to be selling the kit for over $500.  Overclockers Online pushed the voltage up to 2.06V and managed several overclocks, some with tighter timings and some with higher frequencies, which they compare performance wise.  Along the way they made some interesting discoveries about XMP on the ASUS Maximus Extrem

Low latency, big fins

Subject: Memory | February 14, 2008 - 11:59 AM |
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The Patriot Viper Fin Extreme Latency PC2 6400 run at 800MHz, 3-4-3-8 latencies and 2.3 volts, plus they have a very impressive looking heatsinks.  With the low latency that these DIMMs have, they can keep up with the competition, but when they are overclocked their performance really starts to shine.  Overclocker's Club hit 1234MHz by reducing the timings to 5-4-4-10, fairly impressive for RAM with a 800MHz stock speed.

A familiar face in disguise

Subject: Memory | February 1, 2008 - 10:39 AM |
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Don't let the name Aeneon Xtune DDR3-1333 confuse you, these DIMMs are made by Qimonda, almost as big a name in memory as Micron.  Although they are sold at 1333MHz, 8-8-8-15 and 1.5v, they are guaranteed to hit 1500MHz by the manufacturer and Bjorn3D hit 1600 MHz, 9-9-9-24 at 1.9v.  It might be hard to justify buying this kit at the same price as a DD

Source: Bjorn3D

Low voltage, high speed

Subject: Memory | January 24, 2008 - 11:56 AM |
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Depending on the type of memory that the VIA Isaiah will be able to use, the Super Talent Project X 2x1GB PC3-14400
may be a great match.  It runs at 1800MHz, with 7-7-7-21 timings and draws only 2v, fairly low for the speed offered, and uses large passive heatsinks to keep it cool.  Of course, you can't expect Overclockers Online to leave these DIMMs at stock speeds, 920MHz was the top speed they hit at default timings, but they also relaxed the timings and topped the board out, while using

The continuing saga of DDR2

Subject: Memory | January 18, 2008 - 10:38 AM |
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The newest in DDR2 is the OCZ PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth 4GB Dual Channel kit shows the exact reason DDR2 is still going to be popular for a while.  This pair of 800MHz, 4-4-3-15 timed 2GB DIMMs can be yours for $150 at NewEgg.  When Overclock3D tested out the overclocking ability, the heatpipes helped them to hit DDR2-1100 speeds, and they only had to up the voltage to 2.1v, so the DIMMs are still under warantee.

Source: Overclock3D

OCZ Technology Announces New PC2-8000 4GB Platinum Edition Memory

Subject: Memory | January 17, 2008 - 03:36 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - January 17, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-8000 Platinum Edition 4GB dual channel kit, designed to boost the performance of mainstream gaming systems. These new 2GB modules are the ultimate upgrade for entry-level enthusiasts seeking an exceptional overclocking kit at a price point that suits all budgets.

Breathing life back into DDR2

Subject: Memory | January 11, 2008 - 11:31 AM |
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PC2 9384 translates into DDR2-1173, or an actual speed of 586MHz.  If your board can handle that FSB, the fairly low timings of 5-5-5-15 will help to speed up your system, and as the warranty will still cover you at 2.2V, you should be able to get some overclocking out of these DIMMs.  TweakTown had difficulties finding a board that could keep up with

Source: TweakTown