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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Corsair Introduces XL Memory!

Corsair Introduces XL Memory!

Corsair XMS XL Arrives: It seems that Corsair has been developing a new line of memory for their successful XMS Series of memory. They managed to keep it a secret up until today! The new series of memory is going to be called Corsair XMS-XL. The reason they kept the new product on the down …more

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DDR2 Pricing Update

DDR2 Pricing Update

DDR2 Is Soon To Be A Common Enthusiast Part, But What About Cost! The next generation motherboards that will be using DDR2 are not too far away, and we were shocked to find that companies like Corsair and Crucial already have DDR2 sitting on store shelves for sale! The reason this shocked us is the …more

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Kingmax Hardcore PC-4000 Memory

Kingmax Hardcore PC-4000 Memory

Introduction: We have been working with Kingmax now for well over a year and while their presence in North America is not overwhelming the company is alive and doing well overseas. One of the keys to their market success is due to low price points while also introducing innovative marketing techniques, the most noticeable being …more

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PMI PC-4200 Turbo Memory

PMI PC-4200 Turbo Memory

Introduction Right now the memory industry is undergoing some changes that should heavily impact the prices on memory modules if all goes as some are forecasting. The ongoing trend that is taking place deals with the fact that many overseas memory companies that produce DRAM modules for world famous computer manufacturers are starting to produce …more

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Corsair XMS PC-4400 Memory

Corsair XMS PC-4400 Memory

Introduction: With the upcoming launch of DDR II motherboards it is safe to assume that DDR550 may be one of the last major speed grades available in DDR I from Corsair memory as they shift their attention to DDR II. While Corsair won’t confirm or deny that this will be the fastest DDR I module …more

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OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 Dual Channel Gold Rev. 2 Memory

OCZ EL DDR PC-3700 Dual Channel Gold Rev. 2 Memory

Introduction: It has been some time since we last looked at an unbuffered module from OCZ, but today we are looking at OCZ’s Dual Channel Gold Edition PC-3700 Revision 2 memory modules. This kit has been praised by many in the enthusiast community as being the memory kit that does tight timings at both mid …more

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Kingston HyperX PC-4300 Memory

Kingston HyperX PC-4300 Memory

Introduction: With DDR1 reaching the ends of it’s dominance memory companies are rolling out some extremely fast modules for those looking to get every last drop of bandwidth out of their Intel i848/865/875P motherboards! Kingston was a bit late to the DDR500+ memory market and when they finally released a product it was rated at …more

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Behind Closed Doors @ Corsair Memory, Inc.

Behind Closed Doors @ Corsair Memory, Inc.

Introduction: Last month I was able to get out to California and was given the opportunity to go behind closed doors at Corsair and tour their entire company. Corsair modules are assembled in Fremont, California by a work force of almost 140 employees working two full shifts. I was shown everything they had at their …more

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