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Hardware 4GB DDR3 Memory Roundup - Part 1

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 8 Oct 2008.

  1. Tim S

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    me thinks there's either a word missing , a comma missing, an extra we or a combination of the above there ;)

    other than that nice article :thumb:
     
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    You might want to consider revising the sentence
    on the first page...

    Intel have just announced that any DDR3 running at greater than 1.65V will fry the processor, so it looks like none of these current generation of DDR3 modules, or indeed any performance/overclocked DDR3 RAM will be suitable for a core i7-based system.

    So in fact if you are looking for a core i7 soon, you'd better wait for compatible DDR3 to come out... It looks like any of these modules would prove wasted when core i7 does get released.
     
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    the review was nice and all but i personally think 220 quid is still a lot of money for ram modules (plus the motherboard). I'm sure you can buy 8 gigs of ddr2 (800hmz) cheaper than 4 gigs of ddr3 or you can buy another gpu and sli/crossfire with your current one if you really want that gaming performance increase (but that might push it too far since you'll need a new psu most likely). my point is that i don't think you guys should recommend these since the price is so high and the performance seems incremental. perhaps in 1 year i'll see it as more viable.
     
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    Greetings!
    Sorry, but briefly is not satisfactory.
    Last year, a DDR2 speed of 800 might had been ok, today the norm is 1066.
     
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    £123 is not a lot of money if you're looking for performance - if you think "I can get 1,150MHz DDR2 for a lot of overclocking potential for £117" then you look at £123 DDR3 that does 1,980MHz, then that's great value.

    What's the point of 8GBs of memory? There's virtually no difference over 4GB unless you've a million programs open or you're running workstation class hardware and software. 4 DIMMs will also hinder your overclocking potential too.

    GPUs won't offer performance increases in general productivity either, even if it does obviously benefit gaming.

    Performance increases are always incremental, and not everyone just wants to buy 4GB of the cheapest DDR2. You can say the same for GPUs - is a HD4870 worth it over 4850 if it's just ~5FPS in some games? Can you really tell 5FPS from a 5 seconds lower encode time?
     
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    i dont really understand the ram orbs.. all performance ram comes with heatspreaders, if you then cant take these off because it'll remove the little memory modules, your left with only being able to fit the ram orbs to generic crap ram. and whats the point in that.. like you say i guess they make more sense to oem's
     
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    Alright Jimmy...keep your pants on!
     
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    What this guy said:

    Given the uncertanty that has recently been made public (wrt memory voltages vs cpu lifetime...), don't you guys think a ringing endorsment of this sort of DDR3 as an upgrade path for future X58 motherboards is a little, well, I want to say misleading but maybe hopefull would be better?
     
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    At a student bar clearly!

    Were you deliberately linking to a 404 in the G.Skill page? I presume you were but you never know...
    Their Pi heatsink/spreader things do look awesome but its a shame that you have to leave the fan on off for the GT1s, it looks a bit silly imo though the cooling performance is rather good.

    It is interesting how little performance difference these modules make, with less that 2

    Intersting to see more Samsung chips as opposed to the Micron chips that a lot of DDR2 was based on.
     
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    G.Skill completely closed its second forum after I pointed out the unanswered threads. They did have two - one that linked from the main English site and one from the front page.

    Try this for a typical style of response: http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=97

    Then go to either OCZ or Corsair forum and compare the difference in reply. I accept the tech's are probably Taiwanese but surely they can find some US/Europeans to help out?
     
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