Subject: Memory | October 28, 2005 - 11:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Having a high FSB isn't the only way for memory to excel. Overclockers Online looks at OCZ's PC4000 2GB EB Platinum Edition. This set of dual channel RAM is set to very low latency right out of the box. Either leave it alone, and enjoy the performance, or find your own overclocked sweet spot with this kit.
"Gone are the days when the best performance is provided by 1GB kits of memory.
Subject: Memory | October 26, 2005 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
OCZ's 500Mhz, 2GB dual channel kit, the EL DDR PC-4000 1024MB Gold Edition Dual Channel, performs well straight out of the box, and better once you overclock it. Even better is the lifetime warranty that comes with it. Red & Blackness Mods puts it through the paces, check out the review.
"Todays games have started to require more power and one of the main things is ram. 1Gb or ram is
required these days and 2Gb is almost recommended.
Subject: Memory | October 21, 2005 - 10:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware runs a series of test benchmarks using differeny amounts of RAM, both single and dual channel. See what the tests say about the effect of gobs 'o RAM on your Frames Per Second and load times.
"Given we now know 1GB of memory is the sweet spot, how much faster is 1GB than 512MB or even
256MB in today's games? There are still a huge amount of gamers out there fragging away with just
512MB of memory.
Subject: Memory | October 19, 2005 - 03:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews has a 3 way overclocking memory kit comparison, between A-DATA, Kingston, and Mushkin. All of the kits are PC2-6400/DDR2 800MHz, but they all have different timings, and different voltages. See which of the 3 you like best.
"The Mushkin eXtreme PC2-6400 modules loaded Windows at 1060MHz on the first try. Although we
later found that 1060MHz was unstable this was an impressive achievement. After RST Pro2 testing
we found that 1042MHz was 100% stable on our 2GB memory kit...
Subject: Memory | October 17, 2005 - 03:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
GeIL may not get the attention that other RAM manufacturers get, but they are certainly still working away at improving their products. The PC2-4300 Ultra DDR2 Dual Channel Kit HardwareZoom reviews is not only low latency, but has a huge heat spreader that can't hurt your efforts at overclocking.
"Specialised in memory modules design and manufacturing, GeIL has been making high performance memory modules since 1997.
Subject: Memory | October 12, 2005 - 10:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Guru3D looks at 2 of Corsair's top of the line RAM kits. You can choose the 667 MHz DDR2 with some very firm 3:2:2:8 timings, or the 800Mhz DDR2 with 5:5:5:12, just make sure you read the review before you do.
"As you all probably know, Corsair is well known manufacturer with it's primary focus on a
Subject: Memory | October 11, 2005 - 10:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fountain Valley, CA (October 11, 2005), Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of ValueRAM DDR2 667-MHz (PC2-6400) memory modules to support next generation notebook and mobile systems. The new Kingston ValueRAM 667-MHz DDR2 unbuffered SO-DIMM modules are available in 256-MB, 512-MB and 1-GB capacities, shipping immediately in limited quantity.
Subject: Memory | October 11, 2005 - 05:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TWINX2048-3500LLPRO, with stock timings of 2-3-2-6-1T. The overclocking test proved that while you cannot hold the CAS of 2, you can certainly get a great deal more bus speed out of them.
"We have just posted a new review of the Corsair TWINX2048-3500LLPRO modules, which are the worlds first 2GB kit to have a CAS latency of 2 at these speeds.
Subject: Memory | October 6, 2005 - 05:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware runs some tests using SiSoft, Doom3, F.E.A.R and BF2, to see what the benchmark differences are between using 1 GB or 2GB.
"Recently, Corsair released a PDF document showing quite a considerable gain in Battlefield 2 performance when moving from 1GB to 2GB's of system memory. While I do believe their findings and comments to be accurate there are a few points that need to be clarified. Firstly I feel the system Corsair put together for this presentation was somewhat unbalanced.