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Old 05-01-2006, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Corsair 1GB TWIN2X1024-8500

Without a doubt, DDR2 memory is becoming increasing popular, especially with an AM2 launch coming up. Corsair has given us some memory that's worth talking about. While it's only a 1GB kit, it's the fastest 1GB kit you can get your mitts on.

After reading the review here, be sure to discuss it here!
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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Default you could go further with the memory

if it is the same memory chips someone else has spoken about on another review (the way he wrote it indicated that he got it from somewhere else insane tec dot com - and i can vouge for that!) then you should be able to get 3-2-2-12 @ DDR-800

and if my calculations are correct you *might* be able to acheive 2-2-2-12 @ 683 mhz if you want the same performance at a lower mhz.

your heighest performing benchmark rated at 63.6% and the above rated at 85% so you could acheive around 9589 on sandra bufferd i have not got my ram yet but am using a spread sheet i made.
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No doubt in my mind. Yes, these are *very* popular chips lately. They are Micron D9GMH which are 333MHz. I personally know of five other companies that have started to utilize these.

My Intel is currently back on Air cooling, but once I get water back, I will be giving them another shot. Some of the current 2GB D9GMH chips on the market are setting record after record on the AM2.
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:20 PM   #4
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you should not need to up the volts at all as well
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Depends how much you want to be overclocking it really. 3-2-2 @ DDR2-800 sits around 2.0v minimum. To be honest, I am surprised it managed to see a tRCD 2 at all, but with extra volts it may help.

I just wish my board went up to 2.6v. Even the original P5WD2 went up to at least 2.5v.
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:28 PM   #6
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I did not expect top have a reply so quickly...
I am consifering $199 balistix memory. and from what i have read the D9s are swell. want to see that spreadsheet? the only minor updates from now on is only to the manual part. you might be surprised that i have taken the stance that you can get good performance without upping the megahertz, and you will see how i came to that conclusion if you want it. (do you want the small one or the big one) its around 50k vs 100k compressed, the 50k one you will need to use the macro to expand it. its an issue because i am on dial up ...
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I did not expect top have a reply so quickly...
I am consifering $199 balistix memory. and from what i have read the D9s are swell. want to see that spreadsheet? the only minor updates from now on is only to the manual part. you might be surprised that i have taken the stance that you can get good performance without upping the megahertz, and you will see how i came to that conclusion if you want it. (do you want the small one or the big one) its around 50k vs 100k compressed, the 50k one you will need to use the macro to expand it. its an issue because i am on dial up ... i am on msn right now
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Yes, please send it to me at rob.williams [at] techgage.com if you like. Of course, generally speaking, the tighter the timings, the better the results. DDR2-800 at 3-3-3 can usually perform better than DDR2-1000 with 4-4-4. Give or take a new MHz.
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:38 AM   #9
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I did not work out the tras acording to the latencies i said tho not sure if it matters...

3-2-2-9.5 @ DDR-800
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2-2-2-8 @ DDR-683 mhz
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tRAS generally wouldn't be a priority of mine, though usually if it tightens at all, you do not need to increase voltage to do so. tRAS can go either way... it will tighten up no problem, or not at all. I've had some DDR2 with tRAS 4, and some that wouldn't even POST if I went below 12.

Either way, how did you manage a 9.5 tRAS? That makes no sense to me.
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Why create a review when you do not have the hardware to adequately test the DRAM?

Enthusiast DRAM requires an Enthusiast system for Enthusiasts to find out the maximum abilities and this review does not show that.

My advice?

Stick to testing 6400's with your hardware.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:13 AM   #12
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Thanks for commenting on a review that's 7 months old. I have not one, but two systems that blow the one mentioned in that review out of the water. Thanks for your professional, know-all advice though.
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