Subject: Memory | March 6, 2008 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | March 2, 2008 - 08:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
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...
Subject: Memory | February 27, 2008 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | February 25, 2008 - 11:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
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."
Subject: Memory | February 22, 2008 - 11:12 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | February 19, 2008 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | February 14, 2008 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | February 1, 2008 - 01:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | January 24, 2008 - 02:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Memory | January 18, 2008 - 01:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.