July 06, 2007 -- Earlier this year we had reviewed OCZ's Flex XLC memory, which was great if you planned on water cooling your memory with its Xtreme Liquid Convection heatspreaders, but if water near your computer system frights you, OCZ recently introduced a new alternative that uses a heat-pipe conduit for cooling your DDR2 memory. This cooper cooling solution is patent-pending and is designed to transfer the heat away from the memory through the copper heat-pipe and to an aluminum fin array. The memory at hand today is the OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper HPC edition, which runs at DDR2-1066 with 5-5-5-15 timings and is backed by an OCZ lifetime warranty.
May 16, 2007 -- It was several months ago that we first had tested out the OCZ Flex XLC memory when we had used this DDR2 memory in Overclocking, The Natural Way. In this natural sub-zero overclocking expedition we had used OCZ's Flex XLC as our DDR2 memory of choice with an Abit AW9D motherboard, which was pushed to its death. However, we just wanted to share some more information on OCZ's Flex XLC PC2-9200 memory along with some benchmarks from Fedora 7.
December 17, 2006 -- With two Intel Quad-Core Clovertown processors and eight sticks of Kingston FB-DIMM DDR2 we set out to see the level of memory performance in an octal-core environment. We had tested the memory in single, dual, and quad memory channel configurations. Read this article to see how the Intel Xeon 5300 performs in various Fully Buffered Dual Inline Memory Module configurations.
October 27, 2006 -- Mushkin has been a long-time player in the memory industry, but the last time we had their products in our hands for testing was when previewing their Redline Heatspreaders. These heatspreaders were designed to create turbulence, to ultimately help dissipate heat. At that time they were known as the Redline Heatspreaders, but they were appropriately renamed to FrostByte. The RAM modules that we have in for testing today are the Mushkin HP2-6400 2 x 1GB kit with enhanced timings and these FrostByte heatspreaders. These memory modules have a SPD frequency of 800MHz with timings of 4-5-4-11 and supported voltages up to 2.1-2.2V. We have paired these DDR2 modules with the i975X-based Abit AW9D, and set out for some performance tests today.
June 13, 2006 -- Up on the review block this morning is one of Super Talent's offerings when it comes to running at DDR2-800, and is the T800UX2GC4 part to exact. This dual channel kit features two 1GB DIMMs with SPD timings of 4-4-3-8. However, this memory did not go through our labs without reaching a sticky situation.
June 01, 2006 -- Hot off the energy from our Athlon 64 X2 4200+ and Sempron 3400+ Linux benchmarks, today we have looked at AMD's DDR2 performance with their Socket AM2 with a slew of benchmarks.
May 04, 2006 -- OCZ Technology once again has hit the market with another innovative creation. Satisfying our benchmarking craves this afternoon is the OCZ DDR2 PC2-8000 Platinum XTC Enhanced Latency. Will these 1GHz DDR2 modules be the next step in desktop computing?
March 05, 2006 -- Last year we had the Ultra PC2-5300 memory from Golden Emperor International LTD. This memory ran respectively at DDR2-667MHz and it had maxed out at DDR2-843MHz speeds. Since then GeIL has released a new set of memory modules -- GeIL Value PC2-8000 DDR2 Dual Channel Kit. Today we have the modules that are rated to run at 1.0GHz and are designed to break the performance barrier with Intel 955X Chipsets. We have cradled the GeIL DDR2-1000MHz modules inside of an Abit AW8-MAX v1.0 and are taking these modules for the ride of their life.
January 09, 2006 -- Back on the first of this year, we had OCZ Technology's EL PC-4000 2GB Gold GX XTC in our penguin testing labs, and overall it fared quite well along with being accompanied by the new Xtreme Thermal Convection heatspreader. Now a week later, we are back with more GX XTC testing but now we have their recently released DDR2 modules. How do these new PC2-4200 modules perform? Well we had no troubles pushing them past DDR2-736MHz with the default being 533MHz.
January 01, 2006 -- OCZ's latest XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreaders have been receiving a fair amount of praise around the Internet, but barely any have actually bothered to dissect and explore the aluminum and mesh cooling device. With us today we have the EL DDR PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 2GB kit from the folks over at OCZ Technology.