Do penguins like DDR3?

Subject: Memory | September 26, 2007 - 05:35 PM |
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Phoronix tried out an ASUS Blitz Extreme with a pair of OCZ's 1GB DDR3-1333
at various clock speeds
.  They installed Fedora 7 with the Linux 2.6.22.4 kernel, GCC 4.1, and X server 1.3 and used RAMspeed 2.5.0 to see how the performance scaled at different speeds.  The RAM still comes at a premium, but it does look like you can expect to see at least some benefit to using the new DDR standard.

Source: Phoronix

High speed DDR2

Subject: Memory | September 20, 2007 - 05:03 PM |
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OCZ's FlexXLC offers a lot to overclockers.  The 1150MHz out of the box speed will make sure that it isn't the memory holding back your FSB and 'ready for watercooling' design will give you some great cooling power.  PC Stats managed 5-5-5-15 @ 1220 MHz, and there is probably some room left to speed it up.

Source: PCStats
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Subject: Memory
Manufacturer: Corsair Components
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Corsair CM3X1024-1800C7D

Corsair and Super Talent sent along some of their top speed DDR3 memory for us to play around with and we came away more than slightly impressed about the future of DDR3 memory for the enthusiast!

The memory cache in action

Subject: Memory | September 17, 2007 - 03:01 PM |
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Boggled by the purpose of L1 and L2 caches (or even the new L3)?  Never figured out why the PCU never really talks directly to your HDD or other components, and want to find out?  Hardware Secrets has published an easy to understand explanation of what a processors memory cache is for, and why it is the solution that was decided on in the industry.  Along the way you will learn about the different types of RAM, branch prediciting and more.

NewEgg has a special coming up

Subject: Memory | September 13, 2007 - 01:46 PM |
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The special doesn't start until after next week, so we will remind you when it comes up.

Part #: NE2KIT12864BL804

$79 to $89 after rebate
- Limited Supplies only.

Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM - SLI-Ready
High Performance or Gaming Memory
2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Cas Latency 4,
Timing 4-4-4-12
2.2V

with Heat Spreader

Manufacturer Warranty
Parts Lifetime limited; Labor Lifetime limited

Source: newegg

Misnamed Memory

Subject: Memory | September 11, 2007 - 02:25 PM |
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I am not sure why Kingston named their new 2GB PC3-8500 DDR3 kit as ValueRam.  For one thing, it costs over $400, and more importantly when Virtual-Hideout was doing their testing it performed incredibly.  It looks like the comparisons between DDR2 and DDR3 are becoming much closer as DDR3 matures and DDR2 hits the ceiling in terms of speed.

OCZ Technology Group Unveils World's First Intel Extreme Memory Modules

Subject: Memory | September 10, 2007 - 03:48 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. September 10, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group (LSE: OCZ), a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced production of the industry's first Intel Extreme Memory modules, a new memory solution that implements a high-performance specification optimized and predefined for the impending Intel X38 chipset.

Feeding the beast

Subject: Memory | August 31, 2007 - 01:15 PM |
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PC Stats tries to find the sweet spot for RAM on Vista.  Trying 512MB, 1, 2 and 4GB they see just what you can get away with, and if the 4GB helps you out.  Gaming and productivity software will start to respond a lot better if you can keep Vista happy.

Source: PCStats

That comes out to about 50 cents per MHz

Subject: Memory | August 24, 2007 - 01:43 PM |
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OCZ offers PC3-12800 Platinum Channel EB Edition as does Super Talent with their W1600UX2G7, both running at DDR3-1600.  Both kits will run you more than most CPUs right now, so X-Bits Labs ran them through some hard testing to see what you get for the investment.  The results probably won't surprise you, though

Source: X-Bit Labs

Evolving faster and faster

Subject: Memory | August 16, 2007 - 03:36 PM |
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Kingston's new Low Latency DDR3 DIMMs run at 1375MHz @ 5-7-5-15 and 2T, the lowest stock latency on DDR3 modules yet.  Legit Reviews spent quite a bit of time overclocking it to various degrees, one of the most impressive being 1411MHz @ 5-7-4-14 and 1T.  DDR3 is evolving rapidly, but it's pricing still remains in the neighborhood of the now defunct RD-RAM.