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Daily News Round #3 for December 7, 2004

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 7, 2004

By Steve Dougherty from Dec 7, 2004 @ 22:35 CST

- Corsair, Kingston, and OCZ TCCD Memory Shootout

The lads at Virtual Zone have just posted up a memory shootout between Corsair, Kingston, and OCZ with all modules based off what many consider to be 'the next BH-5', Samsung's TCCD chips. Although rated at DDR400 speeds, thats when the tightest of timings are used. Loosen off the timings a little along with a dash of extra voltage and up up up they go. Well worth the readup if you're in the market for new RAM.

Capable of running at 2-2-2 latencies at DDR 400, Winbond BH5's were used in almost every enthusiast branded memory we came in contact with, until of course Winbond decided to leave the memory industry. This left a huge void in the enthusiast markets, and the enthusiast memory manufacturers were only able to come out with 2-3-2 DDR 400 modules in the wake of Winbond's exit. That is, until recently. A few months ago Samsung announced a new line of TCCD chips, memory that is capable at running 2-2-2 latencies at DDR 400 while reaching DDR 500 at more relaxed settings.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Editorial: Is IBM looking to take a bite out of Apple? @ Arstechnica
- Aerocool HT-101JR Heat Pipe Heatsink Fan @ System Cooling
- Ultra Retractable Cables @ Viperlair
- LiteOn SOHW-1653S 16X DVD Writer @ Techniz
- Sunbeam Tech Transformer Case @ Bigbruin
- What is page cloaking and should you use it? @ Bonafide Reviews
- A guide to troubleshooting your PC @ Arstechnica