Kingston will sell you it's HyperX T1 Black Edition DDR3 in the same way you'd buy beer

Subject: Memory | April 8, 2011 - 12:30 PM |
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You want a 6-pack, a twelve or a two-four

Bjorn3D opted for just the 12GB of 1600MHz DDR3, in 3 DIMMs with timings of 9-11-9-27 and negligible alcohol content.  When compared to similar competing memory performance varies only slightly, the differences are more to do with the aesthetics of the heatspreaders, which are not just for show as Bjorn3D saw cooler temperatures.  For those not looking to overclock they've a solid implementation of XMP, a good thing for multimedia editors that need a lot of RAM but have no interest in tweaking it.

"While the HyperX T1 Series are not new to the market, and have previously been introduced in both dual- and triple-channel variants, with the release of the Black Edition, Kingston has expanded the maximum RAM to 24GB. The Kingston Hyper X T1 Black Edition is offered in three kits: 6GB, 12GB, and 24GB. The definitive feature of the newly introduced memory is the black heatsink. Aside from its looks the memory is made to support the performance of the Core i7 990x and is designed for a stock frequency of 1600 MHz with a latency of 9-9-9-27. However, the frequency can be overclocked in order to achieve maximum performance, which we intend to test in this review."

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Source: Bjorn3D

Shopping for RAM for your SandyBridge system? Check this out.

Subject: Memory | March 31, 2011 - 05:18 PM |
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Overclockers Club assigned themselves the daunting task of testing five different sets of DDR3 of varying speed and not only tested them against each other on a Core i7 2600K, ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Memory and HD5870 system but then proceeded to test overclocking.  Take a look at the final standings once the DIMMs cooled off a bit, as well as the specific features that differentiate them beyond their respective top speeds.

"Corsair's Vengeance series modules are rated for operation at 1600Mhz with latencies of 9-9-9-24 using a low 1.5v. At 1.5v I was unable to get them to scale up to the next memory multiplier which was 1866MHz. However, at the rated speed, the latencies could be tightened up to 7-8-7-27. To reach the next multiplier step I had to increase the voltage to 1.65 with a bump in the TECD from 9 to 10. Once at this step I increased the BCLK of the 2600K to go further with this set, topping out at 1962MHz DDR. That's a 362MHz or almost 23% bump from the base 1600MHz rated speed. A pretty stout bump in clock speed if you ask me."

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Hardcore RAM from Corsair for LGA1156 boards that want Vengence

Subject: Memory | March 21, 2011 - 06:40 PM |
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So what if you didn't choose an X58 board that can handle triple channel RAM?  That doesn't mean you have to limit yourself in size or in speed, something that the Corsair Vengence 8GB kit proves.  A pair of 1600MHz, 4GB DIMMs with 9-9-9-24 timings and with some serious heatspreaders dor you overclockers, this will get you running with RAM to spare.  For a $100 investment you too can experience the performance that Red & Blackness Mods saw in their review.

 

"Time for another memory review, today we’re taking a look at Corsair Vengeance kits. This one is aimed towards overclockers with its aluminum heatsinks to dissipate heat and a low price which should make an excellent choice for overclockers."

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New Crucial Ballistix for X58 users

Subject: Memory | March 8, 2011 - 05:35 PM |
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Triple channel memory is still going strong, even with the coming release of quad channel support on the X68 chipset.  For those looking to speed up an existing system using a triple channel kit the Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1866 6GB will cost you under $200 and is compatible with Crucial's M.O.D. software that will allow you to keep track of the SPD information as well as the current temperatures and speed.  Think Computers managed an impressive overclock, which you can read about in the review.

"A little while ago we took a look at a 4GB dual channel Ballistix kit from Crucial. Today Crucial has sent us a 6GB triple channel kit of Ballistix and we are very eager to see how it performs. This 6GB kit runs at 1866MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24 at 1.65V. Just like the other kit we took a look at this kit features XMP profiles, Crucial’s new Ballisitx heatspreaders and on-board temperature sensors and monitoring software. Let’s check them out!"

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Crucial brings well monitored speed with the 4GB Ballistix 1866 kit

Subject: Memory | February 17, 2011 - 01:10 PM |
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Perhaps the key feature of the Crucial Ballistix 4GB DDR3-1866kit are the sensors present on the DIMMs which allow you to monitor the temperature with Crucial's Ballistix MOD utility.  They come at a speed of 1866MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings
and in their overclocking experiments Overclockers Online could tighten the timings to 8-8-8-23 at stock as well as hitting 2000MHz leaving the timings at stock. 

High powered dual channel DDR3 from Patriot

Subject: Memory | February 11, 2011 - 11:39 AM |
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Sandybridge has prompted RAM vendors to focus on high speed, high capacity dual channel DIMM kits that were not very popular with H55/P55 users, but the H67/P67 boards will utilize.  The Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1866 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit is a little faster than many dual channel kits and that has made the timings different as well, at 9-11-9-27. 

Check out how they perform on a board you cannot buy over at ThinkComputers

"A little while ago we took a look at Patriot’s Viper Xtreme triple channel memory that is designed for Intel X58 systems. Today we are checking out the Viper Xtreme Division 2 Edition memory which is designed for Intel’s 2nd generation “Sandy Bridge” Core processors. This memory has been rigorously tested and validated on the Intel 6 Series platform to achieve maximum performance and stability. The Division 2 memory has all of the same features as the original Viper Xtreme memory like the 6 gram copper core and aircraft-grade aluminum heatspreaders. Today we will be puttin g the 8GB DDR3-1866 kit to the test."

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Higher frequency or lower latency ... remember which is better?

Subject: Memory | February 3, 2011 - 12:04 PM |
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OCIA recently revisited the old conundrum, is it better to buy or overclock the frequency of your DIMMs as high as possible, or to stick with the lowest latency possible?  It all comes down to the memory bandwidth, as these values are the variable which affect how many bits can flow through your RAM in a certain period of time.  To make it easier on those just starting to delve into this topic, OCIA's table of JEDEC
specifications will help you on your way to picking the best RAM
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Source: OCIA

Kingston's new HyperX looks a little different

Subject: Memory | January 21, 2011 - 02:56 PM |
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The new

12GB of DDR3 vengeance from Corsair

Subject: Memory | January 17, 2011 - 11:53 AM |
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Triple channel memory has had slow uptake thanks to the limited number of processors that will support it.  However, those with X58 boards and a Bloomfield, Gulftown or newer Xeon CPU do enjoy the lowered memory latency that using DDR3 in triple channel mode and manufacturers are still putting out kits.  For those with a definite need for large pools of RAM, the new Corsair Vengence 12GB kit<

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Subject: Memory
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Shifting focus

Yesterday OCZ Technology announced that it was going to exit the memory market as of February 2011, the very same memory market that helped make it the well-known company it is today. After hearing the news we were both saddened and curious: why did they make this decision, what happens to all of those current OCZ memory users and where are they going from here?