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Mike "Darthtanion" Wright has just finished up some mroe testing. Today's contestant was the Thermaltake Active Memory Cooling Kit. Can it succeed in keeping the memory cooler (and making for some better FSB overclocking)? Come on in and find out for yourself.
Planet Savage has posted a review of the ATi Radeon 64MB DDR ViVo for those looking at alternatives to the nVidia line. here's a snip:
"The Radeon as well all know was not as fast as the GeForce2 GTS but proved to be a very good all-around card specially with its high quality DVD playback and multiple ViVo functions. The new Radeons are out, but the Radeon SE (the one reviewed) still does the job quite well specially with the addition of TruForm in the drivers."
October 11, 2001 - OCZ Technology Group announced the availability of OCZ PC-2700 DDR memory. OCZ PC-2700 features hand picked 266MHz (DDR) modules that pass rigorous 333MHz stability testing. The OCZ PC-2700 is packed in TSOP II package which is noted for its technical superiority.
"By pushing the current bandwidth from 2100Mb/sec to 2700Mb/sec, we have increased the memory bandwidth by 25%", said Armando Talamantez, VP Product Development. "This paves the way to increased performance."
Overclockers Club has just posted a review of the Thermaltake Active Memory Cooling Kit. here's a snip:
"ThermalTake is always coming up with more and more ways of keeping your system cool. Today, I will be reviewing a brand new product that they will be selling, the Active Memory Cooling Kit. This isn't your everyday memory cooling device. This cooling kit, uses ThermalTakes's old Memory Cooling Kit, plus a 40x40x20mm fan ontop. ..The fan is 40x40x20mm and runs at 5000rpm, give or take a little. The 23dBa is pretty loud, and it only blows out 5.1CFM. Maybe I can find a 7000rpm black label deleta fan to replace it with."
Crucial has been making a name for themselves for the past year or two. Head on over to Mikhailtech and see what they have to say about Crucial 256MB PC2100 DDR_RAM. here's a snip:
"The stick itself bears the general characteristics of most units made with Micron chips. it's a 256mb part, PC2100, CL2.5, unbuffered, non-parity, 2.5v, arranged in a 32meg x 64 array. Also, it's the usual 184-pin DIMM with a 64-bit data path. There's no ECC and it's not registered, so don't expect to use more than three of these sticks in a motherboard that has 4 slots (like the Abit KG7-R). Unlike a lot of manufacturers, Crucial memory is made from a 6-layer PCB as opposed to the 4-layer build of the competition. Speaking of competition, I decided to pit it up against another 256mb part I got. I'm referring to the previously reviewed Micron DDR stick."
Mikhailtech has just posted a review of some Micron PC2100 DDR SDRAM. here's a snip:
"With the maturation of the DDR chipset, newer memory is becoming more and more efficient and the gains over PC133 are becoming apparent as ever. Price used to be a major factor, but now that SDRAM and DDR are close in cost, there's not need to go for the slower stuff. We all know Crucial memory rocks, but that's not the point. Today we're taking a look at a "major brand" stick of PC2100 made with Micron chips."
OCAU wants to share some scoop with you concerning some PQI PC133 SDRAM. here's a snip:
"Another interesting thing is that both the printed circuit board the chips rest on and the chips themselves are marked PQI, as opposed to some other sticks where the PCB is made by the "named" manufacturer, but they use chips from other people. PQI, or Power Quotient International, are a Taiwanese company making a range of memory products from flash cards right through to PC-166 SDRAM. The fact that they even have a website sets them apart from some of the more generic manufacturers. But anyway, as always, the proof is in the testing.."