Subject: Memory | February 9, 2006 - 01:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There's been a lot of discussion recently about various heat spreader types and which type provides the best performance. Or, perhaps, if the best performance results from using no heat spreader at all. We were curious ourselves as to the answers to these questions, so we set out to test the various heat spreader types in a controlled environment.
Subject: Memory | February 3, 2006 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Motherboards.org pushed OCZ's PC3500GX memory as hard as they could, while keeping the voltage low. If you are looking for RAM that OC's well, without the added wear and tear that overvolting can cause, this is one attractive module.
"Considering that we easily pegged 245MHz at 2-2-2-5 with just 3.2V and no errors, and 250MHz with
the same timings and voltages with only minor errors, OCZ has come out swinging with a winner, now
offering the same low latencies that VX offers albeit with much lowe
Subject: Memory | January 23, 2006 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech takes a second look at 1GB RAM DIMMs (part 1 was here). This go around they test 6 DIMM's, most based on Infineon memory modules, but one with Samsung and one with Micron. Drop by and see if these new DIMM's offer more advantage than you might expect.
"There are many reasons to choose a 2GB kit over a 1GB kit or 4 512MB DIMMs.
Subject: Memory | January 16, 2006 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews sits down for a chat with one of the co-founders of Corsair Memory, John Beekley, and you are invited. Take a peek at what Corsiar has coming up over the year, and hear about what they did in 2005 from someone who knows.
"LR: Let's talk about the future of computer memory in 2006. It looks like we are going to see DDR3 and FB-DIMM's enter into the market space this year. Which should enthusiasts be more interested in?
John: I think that 2006 will be all about DDR2, actually.
Subject: Memory | December 15, 2005 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Virtual Hideout has found a good deal, in GeIL's Value Dual Channel PC3200 kit. You get 2 gigs of RAM, for about the price of 1 gig of performance level RAM, and while you won't win any speed contests, you may appreciate the extra RAM more than the extra 2 Mhz on your FSB.
"This ram is some of the cheapest 2GB of ram that I could find online and certainly the best
looking in this price range. For the price of 1 GB in high-end ram, you can get 2GB.
Subject: Memory | December 6, 2005 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware takes a look at high performance XMS and Value Select RAM from Corsair with something different in mind. They run some tests to see if putting all that money into high FSB and low latency RAM is actually worth it for the casual gamer, who doesn't really like overclocking.
"At the end of the day it's best to work out what your needs are. For general usage XMS memory is
pretty much a waste of good memory, the same even applies to users that spend a fair bit of time
Subject: Memory | November 28, 2005 - 12:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
DriverHeaven has posted a review of Crucial's Ballistix PC2-8000. While it might be a little early to plan an AMD rig around it, there are plenty of Intel systems just begging for these sticks.
'It took quite some time for DDR-2 to take a considerable piece of the market, but eventually it did. Although AMD seems unwilling to support it up to today, most Intel based systems seem to require it, especially after the release of the latest chipsets which do not support DDR at all.
Subject: Memory | November 23, 2005 - 06:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sure most DDR modules are running about 400Mhz out of the package, nowadays it's about the timings. Take the Geil RAM that NGOHQ reviews for example. The CAS timing of 1.5 allows a lot of room to loosen the timings, and bring the speed up significantly, which allows for much better performance overall. Even if you don't plan on overclocking, the tight timings on this RAM won't slow you down.
"GeIL is a modest manufacturer that was founded in 1997.
Subject: Memory | November 18, 2005 - 01:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews has grabbed 7 different companies 800Mhz DIMMs, and put them all to a test to see who is fastest, the best overclocker, and which has the best price for it's performance. Give it a read.
"Legit Reviews has recently had the opportunity to look over SEVEN PC2-6400 memory kits from some
of the most popular enthusiast brand lines here in North America. Our three memory kits came from
A-DATA, Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, Mushkin, OCZ, and SyncMAX.