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Recent Memory Reviews By Legit Reviews!

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:39 pm
by Apoptosis
Starting with our DDR500 memory round-up we have changed the ways we have been looking at memory. Are we going on the right track? Let us know your feedback!

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:59 am
by Apoptosis
That was the plan! Always good to get some retail modules and stress test to see how the modules do. Thanks for the feedback

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2003 9:08 pm
by OsamaBinAthlon
Dead on track IMHO! I am always suspect of handpicked samples from manufacturers. Can have the old sticks after you've finished testing them??

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2003 8:45 pm
by morosis
LOL! Good old osama, always trying to sqeeze every bit of performance out of every component! :P

Those RAM reviews are well done though, I like the idea of reading a review of RAM that didn't come hand picked from the manufacturer.

I liked that XMS Pro review too, that stuff looks pretty cool! Would like to see it in a nice windowed case, that would be groovy :)

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:02 am
by kpothuwila
Yeah I like the idea about you guys getting your own reviewing stuff rather than manufacturers hand picked ones.

Great review of PC4000XMS Pro

Would you guys be able to review the PC3200XMS Pro & how far they overclock with CAS 2 timings

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:41 pm
by wildabeast
Hey guys I love your reviews of the ram. Very cool way to go about checking the ram to see how stable it is. Your site is the reason I bought the Corsair PC4000 Pro's. Keep up the great work. Oh by the way this ram is very sweet 265FSB 1:1 ratio. Stable as a rock.

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:45 pm
by Apoptosis
Glad to see it helped you out and welcome to our new forums!

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:47 pm
by wildabeast
thank you for the great welcome and as long as your site stays legit. I'll be here all the time. :)

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:52 pm
by Apoptosis
next month will mark our first year on the web! Only going to get better now that the site has grown as much as it has. Going to Comdex in Vegas and a couple trips to visit some companies that make the products we love next month. Should have some on the scene reviews coming up shortly from these trips!

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:01 pm
by wildabeast
That will be awesome. I do have to admit that I just discovered your site about a month ago. But I like what you guys are doing so far. So I will be lurking here for a while. Just keep up the good work.

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:06 am
by loz
:) Welcome wildabeast.

Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:01 pm
by pastorjay
Yes! Welcome! Good to have you here!


Best memory reviews out there

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:42 am
by epark
I've been shopping for a new P4C setup and I've got RAM options up the wazoo. I haven't been up on this stuff as I've been using an Slot A K7-700 and can't use DDR anyways. So now I'm learning about Barton vs. Northwood, latencies, FSB OC'ing, etc. etc. :wink:

Man I am so sick of junk memory reviews. It's like I'm trying to compare apples to carrots to oranges to orangutans. Legit's set of reviews on DDR500 + the Corsair XMS 4000 Pro review is presently the best info out there. Combined with the roundup on Anandtech, and the Mushkin reviews on Rojakpot, I'm figuring it all out. :D

Keep up the great work. It's tough figuring out all this stuff about BH5 and CH5, voltage issues on motherboards, maxing FSBs vs. dropping memory latencies, etc. I'm building a multimedia editing workstation on the cheap, and decided I want the Hyperthreading on the P4C, and I'm going with a 2.6Ghz version.

Now I've got a sea of mem choices... Mushkin Level 2 PC3500 to OCZ Gold 3700 to OCZ EL 4000 to Corsair XMS Pro 4000 to Geil Ultra 4200 (the faster Corsairs aren't for sale anywhere I've looked, but 2X512 Geil Ultra 4200 is on newegg for $311). The number of choices is staggering. :shock:

Low CAS at 450FSB? 510FSB and PC4200? And what's the best deal? It's tough being a smart shopper. But I need to figure this stuff out and get a system up, so your site has been indispensable.

The approach you've taken with memory benchmarks is much more scientific than the other review sites. Anandtech is great, but your testing setup is to memory reviews as Frostytech is to heat sink performance data. 8)

The USD is dropping like an anvil in a Wile E. Coyote cartoon against the Yen and Euro, so I guess I gotta get this stuff now or else I'll be paying 20% more after the holidays. Otherwise I'd wait till you put up reviews on the faster ram coming out, or I'd even wait till someone figures out how to make PC4400 at CAS2. :)

Very truly yours,

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2003 9:42 am
by Apoptosis

How do you want to run your system? Tight timings and lower MHz or Lose timings and higher 1:1 speeds? Once you figure that out your sea of choices quickly narrows down to a couple!

Thanks for the nice comments and am glad someone is making use of my hours in front of the test bench ;)