Subject: Memory | October 24, 2007 - 09:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Memory | October 18, 2007 - 06:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCMODSHOP sat down with a rep from Kingston at WGC2007 for a talk about their upcoming plans. It seems that they have plans to reposition themselves in the memory marketplace to compete directly with the enthusiast brands like OCZ and Corsair. They also got a sneak peek at some flash storage that you will be able to purchase soon.
Subject: Memory | October 17, 2007 - 10:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - October 17, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced two new PC2-6400 Titanium Edition dual channel kits. These modules feature enhanced timings with low latencies, and are the ultimate upgrade in performance or capacity for gamers and enthusiasts in need of a rock solid memory kit.
Subject: Memory | October 12, 2007 - 06:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel's new chipset seems quite fond of DDR3, giving it's performance a small boost when compared to similarly clocked DDR2. AnandTech didn't have one of those boards handy for their testing of new modules from Corsair, Kingston and Cell Shock, but a P35 based board will do in a pinch. The performance of DDR3 is rising rapidly, as the latencies fall, although the prices have not changed much. If you can afford these newer DIMMs, you won't be disappointed by their performance.
Subject: Memory | October 11, 2007 - 07:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, CA - October 10, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the 4GB PC2-6400 CL4 series, the latest edition to the highly-awarded OCZ Reaper HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) product family. With a proven performance design coupled with the blazing latencies and memory capacity enthusiasts crave, the 4GB PC2-6400 Reaper CL4 series provides rock-solid stability and performance on the latest AMD and Intel platforms.
Subject: Memory | October 3, 2007 - 06:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Neoseeker has posted a review of the fastest RAM I have ever seen benchmarked, at least once overclocked. OCZ's Platinum DDR3 PC3-14400 (1800MHz) @ 8-8-8-27 has been relabeled to 8-8-8-24, but they reviewed it at the higher latency, and managed to get a bit of an overclock without relaxing them further. Too bad it is also the most expensive RAM I have seen as
Subject: Memory | September 26, 2007 - 09:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 220.127.116.11 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.
Subject: Memory | September 20, 2007 - 09:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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!
Subject: Memory | September 17, 2007 - 07:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.