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Although information has been floating around for ages and product hit the channel sooner than expected, today is actually the day Intel is officially unleashing their newest mainstream desktop chipset, the P35, a member of the formerly codenamed “Bearlake” family.  In addition to a new Southbridge, the P35 chipset ushers in support for DDR3 system memory in the desktop.  It also supports legacy DDR2 memory, depending on the motherboard’s DIMM slot configuration. We’ve taken a pair of brand-new P35-based motherboards from Asus for a spin with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory installed.  As you’ll see, thanks to some relatively high latencies currently, DDR3 doesn’t affect performance all that much.... Read more...
Motherboard chipset technology isn't refreshed at the same fevered pitch that processors, memory or IO products are.  A CPU or GPU speed-bump is like low-lying fruit relatively speaking, but chipset enhancements can usher in a whole host of stability, interoperability and verification challenges.  Let's face it, when the product is the basis for a platform foundation, forward migrations can be painful if not carefully planned, so the upside benefits need to be worth-while for both the end customer as well as the manufacturer.  If you asked us a year ago, what Intel's path to a higher bandwidth system bus and memory access was, we might have told you serial links from the CPU to... Read more...
OCZ Technology Enhances Certified Memory Portfolio and Unveils New AMD CrossFire Certified Modules with an Advanced Heat Pipe Cooling Solution Sunnyvale, Calif. — OCZ Technology Group, Inc.a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the OCZ PC2-8500 AMD CrossFire Reaper HPC Edition. As some of the highest performing modules on the market, the PC2-8500 CrossFire features the exclusive OCZ CrossFire edition Reaper HPC heatsink for advanced component cooling. Tested and qualified under AMD’s renowned certification program, the PC2-8500 CrossFire series not only meets a high... Read more...
OCZ Technology Outfits the Latest Generation of Digital Cameras and Camcorders with High-Speed, Large Capacity SDHC Memory Cards Sunnyvale, CA - April 9, 2007 - As digital cameras and video recorders produce higher and higher resolution images, the need for more memory has reached a new high. OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today introduced a new line of SDHC flash memory cards to their high performance Secure DigitalTM family. OCZ SD High Capacity (SDHCTM) cards comply with the new SDA 2.00 specification to support capacities over 2GB. Available in 4GB and 8GB configurations, OCZ SDHC cards are ideal for the latest digital... Read more...
It seems like just yesterday having 2GB of RAM made a system an ultimate gaming rig, and now here comes Super Talent with their 4GB DDR2-800 kit. At first glance one might wonder if Super Talent is shipping memory kits with 4 1GB sticks, but thankfully the answer is no. There are two 2GB DDR2-800 memory modules in the kit, and it looks like they'll be hitting the street for about $438 a kit. "San Jose, California - March 26, 2007 -- Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash products, today announced a new 4 GigaByte 800MHz DDR2 memory kit that is ideal for gamers and enthusiasts. The new T800UX4GC5 is a matched pair of 2 GigaByte 800MHz DDR2 non-ECC... Read more...
Intel, after recently reviewing its memory technology roadmap, speculated that phase change memory (PCM) will possibly be available by the end of the year. Phase change memory can run faster and be manufactured smaller then DRAM memory and as a result Intel believes it may possibly one day replace flash memory. Flash memory can become unreliable after as many as 10,000 write cycles where as phase change memory can go through as many as 100 million write cycles before a noticeable degradation. This week Intel privately shared parts of it roadmap for memory technologies through 2008. Revealed was that Intel's progress on phase-change memory, shortened as usually PCM or PRAM, will... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  We've just made a new article live featuring OCZ's brand-new Flex XLC Water-Cooled CAS-3 DDR2-800 2GB hybrid memory kit. Here's a snip from the piece: "With the release of their Flex XLC modules, OCZ is offering a product which is substantially more flexible than most other enthusiast class memory modules on the market. They can be air-cooled or water-cooled. They'll run at lower clock speeds with tight timings, or at high clock speeds with more relaxed timings. The Flex XLC modules are unique, efficient, and from what we've seen thus far, the pricing is in line with other high-end modules."... Read more...
For reasons unknown, a good portion of the enthusiast market still thinks that memory cooling is a fruitless effort. Many high-end users still believe that memory chips run plenty cool, and that putting heat spreaders and heatsinks on them is a superficial effort at best, and that they don't provide any major benefits. The fact that nearly all high-end memory module and graphics card memory manufacturers use some sort of additional cooling doesn't seem to matter. For a long time, I was a member of this camp as well. The first memory modules with heat-spreaders showed themselves in 2000-2001, right about the time that the industry was shifting from SDRAM to DDR SDRAM, and Rambus RDRAM... Read more...
Traditional magnetic platter hard drives not cutting it for you? Well what ever the reason, you may now have a legitimate alternative. Recently, according to The Inquirer, companies have been taking advantage of advances in NAND memory to create 2.5 inch flash disk drives with high enough capacities and performance to be practically used in notebooks. With capacities ranging from 32Gb to 160Gb, some read speed is left to be desired in comparison to traditional HDs, but the write speed of flash drives blows their magnetic predecessors out of the water. It seems that 2007 will be the year of flash-based drives finally starting to nibble into the market share of the only current logical... Read more...
Chinese website HKEPC has some supposed scoop regarding AMD/ATI's upcoming mid-range RV630 GPU. According to the story, some RV630 variants will support not only GDDR4 memory but conform to the PCI Express 2.0 specification as well.  There is news regarding three flavors of R630 posted up on the site, but the information is not written in english, so bring your favorite translator. There are a couple of charts and diagrams listed at the end of the piece with specifications and features listed.... Read more...
DDR2 memory has been around for the last couple of years, but the move to DDR3 is on the horizon. So what's the advantage of moving to DDR3? Well for starters, DDR3 memory requires only about 1.5 volts, less than DDR2, and also can be clocked at higher frequencies. DDR3 memory will still use the 240-pin form factor of DDR2 memory but the socket notch will be in a different place, so DDR3 memory will not be compatible with current DDR2 motherboards. The modules will be available starting around mid 2007 but don't expect to see them in systems until Intel's Bearlake chipset family is released. DDR3 is set to be the next PC memory standard and the successor... Read more...
Corsair Launches Mac Memory DDR2-667 SODIMM Product Family for Apple PCs -- Memory Upgrades Available for MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Intel-based versions of iMac -- Fremont, CA (February 5, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today launched Mac Memory, their first memory DDR2-667 SODIMM products to support Apple PCs. Three products were announced today, the 1GB upgrade module, the 2GB upgrade kit (two 1GB modules) and the 3GB upgrade kit (one 1GB module and one 2GB module). The 1GB upgrade module and 2GB upgrade kit are compatible with the MacBook family, MacBook Pro family, and Intel-based versions of the iMac. The 3GB upgrade kit is compatible only with... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kits and Complete Memory Lineup for Vista Systems Sunnyvale, CA - January 30, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced their Vista Value Upgrade series which includes the highly anticipated 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. The new lineup of memory is optimized for perfect compatibility for those transitioning from Microsoft Windows XP to Vista. OCZ is dedicated to providing memory solutions for the latest industry milestones, and the Vista launch is the ideal platform for OCZ to provide a necessary system component for all Vista advocates. The OCZ Vista Upgrade... Read more...
An announcement made yesterday in the Journal Nature claims that researchers had a breakthrough and created a memory circuit with 100 billion bits per square centimeter, which is said to be about 100 times dense than current memory circuits. "Researchers in California said they have created the world's densest memory circuit, one that's about 100 times denser than today's standard memory circuits, while remaining as small as a human white blood cell. Scientists from the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Los Angeles, reported the development in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. The circuit has 160,000... Read more...
There is an interesting story on-line over at informit.com. A few years ago they bought some used hard drives on eBay, and explained in an article how much private data they were able to retrieve.  They've taken the same premise this time around but have applied it to memory cards. "Have you ever taken an embarrassing or exposing picture with your digital camera, but then immediately deleted it from the camera before anyone had a chance to see it? Well, we've got some news for you... that picture may still exist - and we might just have it!" Excuse me for a moment, while I go run my... Read more...
IBM partnered up with Macronix and Qimonda to design what they see as the logical successor to flash memory: "Non-Volatile Phase Change Memory."  Betterfastercheapersmaller. Working together at IBM Research labs on both U.S. coasts, the scientists designed, built and demonstrated a prototype phase-change memory device that switched more than 500 times faster than flash while using less than one-half the power to write data into a cell. The device's cross-section is a minuscule 3 by 20 nanometers in size, far smaller than flash can be built today and equivalent to the industry's chip-making capabilities targeted for 2015. This... Read more...
Kingston Technology First with Fastest 1.2 GHz Memory High Frequency PC9200, PC9600 HyperX Modules Take Performance Computing to New Levels. Fountain Valley, CA -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the immediate availability of 1.150 GHz and 1.200 GHz DDR2 HyperX memory modules. To the delight of gaming and computing enthusiasts worldwide, Kingston is first to bring 100% production tested PC9600 HyperX memory to market and is concurrently bringing new high frequency PC9200 modules to market. "Kingston HyperX memory is 100 percent production tested at full frequency specifications," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches System Elite Memory Series - the Elite Solution for System Builders and Integrators Sunnyvale, CA - November 15, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled the new OCZ System Elite memory product family, a clear-cut means for system integrators to select the best possible memory solution for new builds or total system enhancement. "OCZ is proud to bring a series of new modules designed to address the specific stability, compatibility, and performance requirements for System Integrators, " said Alex Mei, VP of Marketing, OCZ Technology. "This new range of memory is designed to give System... Read more...
Intel and Micron Announce Advancements in NAND Flash Memory Joint Venture SANTA CLARA, Calif., and BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2006 - Intel Corporation and Micron Technology Inc., today announced they are ahead of schedule on their development of the NAND flash memory joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Since the formation of IM Flash in January, the companies have brought online a state-of-the-art 300 millimeter (mm) NAND fabrication facility in Manassas, Virginia, and a Lehi, Utah, 300mm facility is on track to be in production early next year. The venture also currently produces NAND memory through existing capacity at Micron's Boise, Idaho, fabrication facilities.  READ MORE...... Read more...
OCZ Technology Annouces ATI CrossFire-Certified PC2-5400 Memory for Gamers and System Builders Sunnyvale, CA - September 7, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative ultra high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the new OCZ PC2-5400 ATI CrossFireTM Certified modules. The award-winning PC2-5400 gaming solutions from OCZ now feature the first ever exclusively designed heatspreaders for ATI Technologies. Co-developed with ATI, the unique PC2-5400 CrossFire-certified series offers an unparalleled opportunity to boost performance and stylize gamers' systems. Tested and qualified under ATI's renowned certification program, the PC2-5400 CrossFire series not... Read more...
Corsair Introduces Revolutionary Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX) Memory Technology Launches New DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR Product Line In Worlds Fastest DDR2 PC2-8888 CAS-4 Module Pair Fremont, CA (August 28, 2006) - Corsair Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today unveiled the latest innovation in high performance module design, Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX) technology.  This performance and reliability enhancing technology will be available in the latest memory product line from Corsair also launched today, the DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR Series. The advances provided by DHX enable the world's first PC2-8888 C4 (1111MHz at CAS Latency 4) speed rating on... Read more...
Computer problems related to bad memory can cause a whole host of problems, ranging from system instability, to your system being unable to boot. If you suspect a problem could be related to your memory, there are a few things you can do to make a proper diagnosis. "Does your computer emit endless beeps during bootup? Does your PC crash for no apparent reason at random intervals? Or you get blue screens of death with errors such as IRQL_Less_or_Not_Equal? If so, then it is very likely that there is a problem with your computers memory (RAM)." If your still having problems with your computer... Read more...
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