1 January 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.
25 November 2005
Up on the review block today is OCZ Technology's EB DDR PC-4000 2 x 1024MB Platinum Edition. Although we have seen countless reports under Windows XP on how an extra 1024MB of system memory can be beneficial, in particular games and applications, we have done this comparison with the Linux 2.6.14 kernel and have discovered some intriguing results.
21 November 2005
Golden Emperor International Ltd, or better known as GeIL, has facilities located in the United States, Taiwan, and China since they began offering their wares in 1997. Although GeIL may not be making as many product launches as the folks over at OCZ or Corsair, they have made their share of memory advancements. Up for review today is GeIL's Ultra PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 Ultra 2 x 512MB Dual Channel Kit.
31 October 2005
Although Corsair's XMS2 TWIN2X1024-8000UL memory modules, which are rated for 1000MHz compatibility on Intel-based motherboards, have taken some of the spotlight away from their famed TWIN2X1024A-5400UL modules, these DDR2-667 modules continue to be popular with enthusiasts due to their cheaper price point and phenomenal overclocking abilities. While sticking to its DDR2-675MHz speeds the memory can run at impressive 3-2-2-8 timings, and when loosening the timings they can breach the 1GHz barrier. Of course, none other than Micron's "Fatbody" D9 ICs powers these modules.
25 October 2005
When it comes to system memory, Crucial Technology is a name that comes to mind for many enthusiasts. Unlike a majority of the other system memory manufacturers, Crucial employs its own DRAM chips manufactured by their parent company - Micron Technology. Not only does Crucial utilize Micron chips on its memory modules but it also brings fourth superior technical support and competitive prices. Up for testing in this article is Crucial's Ballistix DDR2-800 PC2-6400 2 x 512MB memory modules.
24 September 2005
Transcend designs their system memory modules to be simple and aren't engrossed by heatspreaders or any unconventional features but simply remains on target for the normal PC hobbyist, however, will the Elpida E5108AE-5C-E ICs be able to perform anywhere close to the extravagant overclocking abilities we experienced previously by the Elpida E5108AE-6E-E parts? We'll find out today in this review and just how well these DDR2-533 modules fair for normal computer usage.
22 September 2005
Having 2GB of system memory used to be a luxury that few could afford and was considered overkill by many, with servers and workstations only being able to effective utilize 2GB+ of RAM. Today, however, we have a 2GB Dual Channel kit that is not only geared toward normal PC users, but toward overclockers and enthusiasts, the EL DDR PC-4000 2GB Gold Edition Dual Channel.
29 August 2005
Although Kingmax is no Corsair, Mushkin, or OCZ in the enthusiast market for that matter here in the United States, they have been quietly making memory solutions since 1989 and made quite a stir here during SDRAM days. Up for review today, we have their Mars DDR2-667 512MB modules, but with a SPD CAS Latency of five can it keep up with such low-latency alternatives as Corsair's XMS2-5400UL? Well to be frank, hell yes it can! We managed to tighten these 5-5-5-15 modules all the way to 3-3-3-8, while being completely stable on air!
9 August 2005
Mushkin recently announced their newly designed heatspreader that will premiere with their high performance Redline modules beginning August 16. Today we have our hands on these new Mushkin Redline heatspreaders, and have plenty of additional pictures along with a few words regarding their improved design and appearance.
1 August 2005
Overclockers and enthusiasts these days usually pursue one of two goals: to reach DDR600+ memory speeds at slightly relaxed timings, or to maintain tight 2-2-2-5 timings while pushing up to around DDR520+ speeds. If you're looking for the latter, then OCZ's new Gamer eXtreme PC-3500 might be the perfect modules for you.