With todays launch of DDR3 memory Legit Reviews takes the time to compare DDR2 to DDR3 in terms of system performance. Armed with a 2GB kit of PC3-10600 from Corsair Memory and a 2GB kit of PC3-11000 from Kingston Technology LR takes a look at performance at stock and overclocked settings for both types of memory. If you are interested in seeing how DDR2 CL4 performance against DDR3 CL6 then read on for the most detailed independent DDR2 versus DDR3 performance article to date.
Later this month Intel Bearlake desktop motherboards will be released for the very first time. While these motherboards will feature the latest and greatest Intel P35 chipsets they also happen to be the first desktop platform that utilizes DDR3 memory modules. For those that don’t know DDR3 is the next generation of Double Data Rate (DDR) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM). Read on to find out more about DDR3 and what it might mean for you.
Today, Legit Reviews looks at a DDR2 1000MHz CL4 memory kit from CellShock, which is a relative unknown company here in the US market. MSC GmbH is the parent company of CellShock and have been around since 1982, so they are not a new company per say. How will a kit of their CellShock DDR2 1000 memory modules do they measure up to a well known, established brand name? We will see!
The Corsair TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF memory kit is one of the fastest memory kits available in the World and we push it to the extreme to see how it does at several popular memory timings. The kit is rated for operation at 1250MHz, but that doesn’t mean it stops there! Read on to see how far we were able to push these modules and see if they are right for you!
The CoolIT Systems RAM Fan attaches to your motherboards RAM bank by clipping onto the standard Dual In-line Memory Modules (DIMM). The blue LED fan and the angled design directs air flow across the RAM modules to reduce risk of overheating and improve the RAM’s ability to be overclocked. Read on as we take a look at the RAM Fan and try it out on some overclocked modules!
Have you ever seen a setting called Trc in your motherboard’s advanced memory settings page? Today Legit Reviews looks at this parameter and what it means to system performance. By lowering the Trc value from 35 to 15 on a kit of Corsair PC2-10000C5 modules we were able to improve performance across the board. How much you ask? Read on to find out!
Now that LR has installed Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit we can dive deeper into the new features of Vista. The ReadyBoost feature is only found in Windows Vista and allows you to use a USB key as virtual memory in order to enhance performance. This can improve small random I/O for people who lack the expansion slots, money, and or technical expertise to add additional RAM.
Kingston’s new high frequency HyperX DDR2 9600’s are the fastest production modules that are in stock and for sale here in the Unites States. With a mind staggering frequency 1200MHz at 5-5-5-15 they are sure to be winners when they come to performance. We take a kit of the modules and push it up to 1300MHz at 5-5-5-15 2T then go the other direction and run it at 800MHz 3-3-3-9 1T.
OCZ Technology unveiled the OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC memory kit this week and we have a sneak peak at this revolutionary new memory solution today here on Legit Reviews. hese new modules feature the new OCZ FlexXLC heatsink that delivers superior heat dissipation via a hybrid copper and aluminum design alterable between passive air or water cooling. Read on to check this new design out!
Celebrating the company?s 1 millionth premium modules shipped in 2006, Corsair will offer 5 custom 2GB DDR2-8888 gold-plated DOMINATOR memory kits as contest prizes for the ?Why I Love Corsair? 200-word essay contest. Legit Reviews has managed to find out that these modules are 18K gold plated and even got Corsair Co-Founder Andy Paul to pose for us with the modules! Read on to see how these modules can be had for free.
There are many players in the computer memory industry that are trying to claw their way to the top and become a name that is synonomous with enthusiasts. Buffalo Technology is one of those companies, and though they are not “new” in the industry, they are trying to break into the enthusiast realm. Do they have what it takes to do it? Find out as we take a look at their PC2-8500 offering.
Super Talent has recently introduced some new heat spreaders and really quick 1000MHz DDR2 overclocked memory kits for the gaming enthusiasts. Legit Reviews takes a look at their 2GB kit (T1000UX2G4) and run it at 1GHz with 4-5-4-15 timings and see how the latest and greatest memory from Super Talent does. If you’ve never heard of Super Talent or are looking for some 1GHz memory read on!
OCZ Technology offers gamers some serious memory bandwidth with their 2GB PC2-8800 Gold Edition memory kit as it runs at 1.1GHz. Legit Reviews gets a chance to try out this DDR2-1100 (1100MHz) kit with 5-6-6-15 timings to see how they operate on one of our test benches. The results were nothing less than impressive and give even the fastest modules on the market a run for their money.
Corsair’s DOMINATOR memory series features Dual-path Heat Xchange
(DHX) technology and has the world?s first PC2-8888 C4 (1111MHz at CAS Latency 4) speed rating on a production pair of 1 GByte modules. Today we take the XMS2 PC2-8888C4 modules out for a spin and see if they make a difference when it comes to system performance. Hold on tight because these modules reached over 1220MHz at 4-4-4-12 timings!