Most netbooks currently on the market offer 512MB or 1GB of system memory and only a single DDR2 SO-DIMM slot. However, with most of the netbooks a 2GB memory module could be easily installed, but what performance benefits does that yield for an Intel Atom powered device? In this article we have a few benchmarks comparing the 1GB versus 2GB memory performance on the Atom-powered Samsung NC10.
9 January 2009 - 3 Comments
Last week we had looked at the Corsair DHX 4GB DDR2-800MHz memory, which performed and overclocked very well and featured Corsair's exclusive Dual-Path Heat Xchange cooling technology. Today though we are looking at the more mainstream A-DATA Gaming DDR2-800 4GB Kit. This memory is less expensive than Corsair's DHX memory, but has higher latencies and simple heatspreaders. As you will find from reading this article, the overclocking potential is quite limited.
3 October 2008
It's been a while since last looking at any Corsair memory at Phoronix, but up for review this afternoon is their latest TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX memory. This DDR2 memory features Corsair's DHX technology for cooling the memory ICs with EPP latencies of 4-4-4-12 and run at 800MHz. Like many other Corsair products, the TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX is also backed by a lifetime warranty.
27 September 2008 - 12 Comments
Last July we had looked at the Reaper HPC DDR2 memory from OCZ Technology, which not only was clocked well for its time with a memory frequency of DDR2-1066MHz, supported NVIDIA's EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles), and boasted OCZ's admirable lifetime warranty with EVP (Extended Voltage Protection), but it was the first model to bring forth their next-generation patent-pending memory heatspreaders. The Reaper HPC (Heat Pipe Conduit) cooling solution is made up of normal heatspreaders attached to the ICs, but bonded to the top of that is a single copper heatpipe in a loop that passes through an aluminum fin array. We were pleased by both the cooling and memory performance with the Reaper HPC, but OCZ Technology didn't stop there in their quest to deliver 110% customer satisfaction. OCZ has taken their Reaper HPC design to the next level by strapping on two copper heatpipes, ensuring that each memory IC is in direct contact with one of these thermo-conductive pipes, and greatly increasing the size of the aluminum fin array. This newest memory cooling solution is known as ReaperX HPC and can be found on the PC2-6400 ReaperX HPC EB 4GB dual channel kit, which we are reviewing today.
14 March 2008 - 5 Comments
A-DATA has only been around since 2001, but in the past six years A-DATA has come to market with a number of DRAM memory products. Their current selection of products now range from Disney flash memory drives to desktop and notebook DDR2. For review today we have a 2GB kit of A-DATA's Vitesta DDR2-800 Extreme Edition memory. These memory modules are designed to operate at DDR2-800MHz with 4-4-4 timings or DDR2-1066MHz with 5-5-5 timings, and are backed by NVIDIA EPP support.
3 October 2007
We have several DDR3 related articles in the works, but in this article we will be looking just at the DDR3 system memory performance in the RAMspeed synthetic benchmark under Linux. The DDR3 memory we'll be using is the OCZ DDR3-1333 2GB Gold Kit with a part number of OCZ3G13332GK.
25 September 2007 - 2 Comments
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.
6 July 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.
16 May 2007
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.
17 December 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.
27 October 2006
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