2GB for the Masses - Corsair's 4000PT and 3500LL Memory

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2GB for the Masses - Corsair's 4000PT and 3500LL Memory

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:09 am

With the high demand of games and graphic intensive programs, the need for more ram in daily use rigs is becoming more apparant. It is also becoming more affordable to run 2GB of ram, as todays 2GB kits cost roughly the same as a 1GB kit a little over a year ago. Combine great prices with great performance, and you have a situation that should appeal to the masses. But do we really need 2GB of ram in our rigs? That is what we intend to find out today.

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Postby kenc51 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:27 am

Nice review Jason....!

Two things though, there's a typo....link --> the link to Corsair support forums....--> link doesn't work!

the second thing....(personal taste) -> I prefer to see how the ram scales with vdimm -> showing timings with each voltage/MHz increase

I know this ram is Samsung and not Infineon, so the timings are generally higher with UCC IC's...........
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Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:50 am

fixed the link!
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Postby Pooreone » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:05 pm

Nice review. I agree about games and having 2Gbs of RAM. Not only do the stutters stop in BF2 but the game loads much quicker now.
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Postby cre8 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:10 pm

Nice review.Too bad I can't afford new ram right now.
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Postby pointreyes » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:33 pm

With the industry pushing virtualization, it's important to note that it's not just games and other visual media that requires high RAM requirements. Imagine running Windows 2003 and Linux 64-bit within Windows Vista. You could easily choke at 2 Gig if you allocate only 512Meg each to 2003 and Linux.

I'm not a gamer but virtualization is very important for me.
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