Finding the sweet spot for DDR3

Subject: Memory | March 13, 2008 - 02:17 PM |
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Going with the highest speed DDR3 you can find is an expensive proposal.  Kingston's HyperX DDR3-1625 2GB Memory Kit isn't cheap by any means, but it does provide you with 1625MHz RAM and a low latency for a DDR3 module.  Think Computers did find some issues when using this memory at full speed on X38 and P35 m

Double the pleasure ...

Subject: Memory | March 6, 2008 - 11:47 AM |
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Crucial, and other memory manufacturers, are doing a great job of keeping DDR2 alive as DDR3 matures.  Speed increases are continuing, and the prices just keep getting better, which has prompted 4GB kits like the Crucial Ballistix Tracer

DDR2-800 4Gb kit.  CPU3D tried the kit and it's blinking LEDs out and found that not only is this kit a cheap date, it enjoys going all the way. 

Source: CPU3D

CeBit 2008: Kingston overclocks DDR3 memory to 2.133 GHz!

Subject: Memory | March 2, 2008 - 08:24 PM |
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CeBit 2008 will be starting in just a few short hours as the Monday morning sun reaches them before it does us resting comfortably back here in the States.  That doesn't mean that news from the show isn't starting to roll in...

It's all in the timing

Subject: Memory | February 27, 2008 - 12:19 PM |
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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 - 11:53 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 - 11:12 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 - 02:56 PM |
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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 - 02:59 PM |
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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 - 01:39 PM |
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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 - 02:56 PM |
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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