Are Samsung TCCD IC’s Dead?

Are Samsung TCCD IC’s Dead?

Rumors are flying that Samsung TCCD IC’s are no longer being produced and that enthusiasts need to stock up on memory modules. We take a look at the situation and go straight to the memory companies to see what is really going on. Read on to see if you should stock up on rations or ignore the press.

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Kingston shows off PC2-6000 (750MHZ)

Kingston shows off PC2-6000 (750MHZ)

Kingston showed off their upcoming DDR2 memory today and it is rated at PC2-6000 (750MHz). The memory is not out on the market yet and Kingston says there is one major holdup… Lack of motherboards supporting memory frequencies.

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Corsair XMS Xpert Arrives

Corsair XMS Xpert Arrives

Corsair XMS Xpert Memory??? You better believe it! Corsair pulls out all the stops and has already launched their first product for 2005! We take a look at the modules and see what all makes the Xpert modules different from the Pro series.

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PQI PC4000 Turbo Memory

PQI PC4000 Turbo Memory

PQI has been making a lot of headlines the past few months with their Turbo series memory. We were lucky enough to get a Dual Channel kit of their PC4000 TURBO memory to see just how well it would do for us.

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Kingston Elite Pro CompactFlash

Kingston Elite Pro CompactFlash

Now that CompactFlash (CF) memory has become popular we take a look at Kingston’s flash memory line. We take their ElitePro series and see how it performs over the standard series. Is it worth the extra ~10% to get a “high-speed” CF card over the standard? We think it can be justified!

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Memory PCB Selection Matters

Memory PCB Selection Matters

Enthuisiasts are always looking for a few extra MHz here and there and you can never have too much head room! We have noticed that certain memory PCB’s perform better than others and today bring you our findings! Read on to find out which brands are using the best ones and which are using the slower reference designs.

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PQI Turbo Memory — Enthusiast Memory??

PQI Turbo Memory — Enthusiast Memory??

PQI Turbo memory has been doing a marketing push in North America. Is the memory something to take a look at or something to skip over? Today we pull out all the spots and punish the PQI Turbo PC-3200 memory with our RST Pro2 memory tester and a bunch of memory bandwidth benchmarks!

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Corsair PC-3200 Value Select Memory

Corsair PC-3200 Value Select Memory

Introduction: While we have looked at many of Corsair’s XMS modules over the past couple years we have yet to review any of their value memory. Seeing how many consumers cannot afford or are not in need of the Corsair XMS line they often opt for Corsair’s Value Select memory due to brand loyalty and …more

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Behind The Scenes: DDR2

Behind The Scenes: DDR2

Marketing Departments + DDR2 = One Very Confused Consumer When DDR2 memory hit the market I was honestly anxious to see what the memory companies and their marketing departments would do. During the months leading up to the launch of DDR2 platforms and the actual memory I was lucky enough to get see the development …more

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July 2004 DDR2 Pricing Update

July 2004 DDR2 Pricing Update

Introduction: Now that DDR2 are arriving on the market how are prices looking for DDR2? For the first time since DDR2 modules starting hitting the market in Q1 2004 we have begun to see the prices of the existing lines steady out, while at the same time we have the introduction of new models for …more

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Is DDR2 Ready To Replace DDR1???

Is DDR2 Ready To Replace DDR1???

Introduction: To get a better understanding of DDR2 memory we need to go back to when it all began! It was back in October of 2002 that things started looking good for DDR2 memory and that it would actually become the successor to the DDR1 memory line. This is back during the time period where …more

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June 2004 DDR2 Pricing Update

June 2004 DDR2 Pricing Update

Introduction: Now that DDR2 platforms are out how are DDR2 prices? The next generation motherboards that will be using DDR2 are now out and many consumers are looking into building their next system. Since your old DDR memory won’t work on these new platforms you will need to run out and buy new DDR2 memory …more

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AMD Socket 939 Memory Testing

AMD Socket 939 Memory Testing

Introduction Popular PC-3200 Memory & Socket 939 (VIA K8T800-Pro): After being asked by our readers to look into benchmarking memory on a Socket 939 platform we have had the chance to take a look and the results are in! Since the most popular DDR1 memory sold on the market is still PC-3200 we took a …more

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Corsair XMS 3200XL Memory

Corsair XMS 3200XL Memory

Introduction: A couple days ago we published a “preview” of the new Corsair XMS 3200XL Memory and now we are publishing our regular full review! The new series of Corsair memory is going to be called Corsair XMS-XL. The reason that this product is exciting to us is because of the specifications that the memory …more

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