Pushing DDR2 to the limits

Subject: Memory | December 12, 2007 - 05:56 PM |
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Patriot's Extreme Performance 2GB PC2-9600 DDR2-1200MHz seems to be running as fast as it can go on it's factory defaults.  No matter what Overclockers Club tried, they could not get the DIMMs to be stable at even a 5MHz frequency bump.  That's not to say you shouldn't consider this RAM, it's EPP function worked perfectly on the 680i motherboard t

Overclocking/Performance DDR3 Webcast from Intel, ASUS, and Kingston

Subject: Memory | December 12, 2007 - 11:13 AM |
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Attend a free Webcast on December 13th to hear how the next generation of memory, DDR3 technology, will improve your desktop and mobile computing experience from leading companies working with the technology: Intel, ASUS, and Kingston.

The Webcast will include a discussion of DDR3, XMP performance specification, and performance motherboards and memory. Participants may also participate in a live Q&A session at the conclusion of the Webcast.

Source: ASUS

Overclocking just to reach specs

Subject: Memory | December 6, 2007 - 02:28 PM |
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DDR3 is getting faster, and now that we are seeing DIMMs reaching the 1800MHz range, most boards actually need to be overclocked to reach those speeds.  Without one of the more overclocking friendly boards, you probably won't be able to hit full speed.  X-bit Labs had the chance to try two new modules, and contrast them to the three they have previously seen in the same speed range with a little help from an X38 board.

Source: X-Bit Labs

OCZ Technology Introduces New DDR2 8GB Quad Kits for Advanced Gaming Systems and Professional Workst

Subject: Memory | November 30, 2007 - 11:15 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - November 29, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the 8GB Platinum PC2-6400 "Quad" Kit. These high-density, optimized kits offer users the option of both high speeds and high capacities needed for their demanding gaming PC and Vista-upgraded desktops in a unique 4 x 2048MB solution.

Timing your speed just right

Subject: Memory | November 29, 2007 - 01:37 PM |
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Legit Reviews puts Corsair's TWINX Dominator Dual Channel 1800MHz DDR3 against it's self in a battle of timings.  It is rated to run with 7-7-7-20 at 1800MHz, but LR discovered that at 1333MHz, it can run at 4-4-4-12 timings.  Of course the obvious next step was to run it at those to speeds, as well as 7-7-7-20 at 1300MHz, to see what differences appear.

DDR3's lead is growing

Subject: Memory | November 19, 2007 - 03:05 PM |
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Over at Benchmark Reviews you can see SuperTalent's new W1800UX2GP 2GB RAM kit, which runs 1800MHz @ 7-7-7-21 and needs only 2.0 volts to do it.  As you might expect, there are quite a few options with RAM that runs this fast, by backing off on the clock speed you can get tighter timings, or you can try to push it faster on the FSB, though not too much further.

DDR2 vs DDR3 RAMpage

Subject: Memory | November 7, 2007 - 12:20 PM |
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X-bit Labs has gathered RAM at several different speeds and latencies to see how well DDR3 is doing at taking over DDR2s spot in the hearts of enthusiasts.  You shouldn't expect to see a clear cut victor though, even though DDR3 has jumped from 1333MHz to 1800MHz in a very short time, many tests depend on low latency, and that doesn't begin to touch on the current pricing of 1800MHz modules.

Source: X-Bit Labs

OCZ Technology Introduces the ReaperX Series, the Ultimate Combination

Subject: Memory | November 7, 2007 - 11:41 AM |
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Sunnyvale, CA - November 6, 2007 - OCZ
Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and
high reliability memory, today announced the ReaperX memory series, aninnovative memory solution that utilizes highly effective heat transfer
technology
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DDR3 gets a Crucial update

Subject: Memory | October 30, 2007 - 01:29 PM |
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Crucial's Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 can hit 1780MHz, with 8-8-8-20 timings at a voltage of 1.8V, for under $700.  While that won't break any speed records, and it resists any attempts to tighten the timing , PC Stats still likes this memory for anyone looking for reliable RAM with a rock solid warranty

Source: PCStats

Smoothing out your experiences with Vista

Subject: Memory | October 24, 2007 - 05:26 PM |
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Tech Spot has put together a guide on tweaking memory settings in Vista.  They take you on a guided tour of the registry, and the keys that can be altered to get Vista running a bit better.  They don't limit the tweaks to the memory subsystem either, you will see ways to change your page file and the way your HDDs work.

Source: Tech Spot