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Old April 13, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Default G.Skill Releases the World's Fastest Memory, DDR3 2500 MHz Dual-Channel Memory Kit

G.Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance memory and high performance solid-state storage, today announced it has created the ultimate extreme performance dual channel DDR3 2GB x2 memory kit, rated at 2,500MHz CL9-11-9-28 at only 1.65V, which is specifically designed for Intel Core-i7 860 & 870 processors and in co-ope... [ Read full article ]
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Old April 13, 2010, 11:50 AM
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Oooh gimmie! Kindof risky since a lot of it comes down to your IMC but nice speeds nonetheless.
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Old April 13, 2010, 12:21 PM
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not only IMC Zac, but board. the EVGA P55 Classified does not like high memory clocks...well, at least for me it doesn't. this kit needs a particular combo in order to run.
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Still maintaining CL9 at that speed is VERY impressive.
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Old April 13, 2010, 02:34 PM
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CAS doesnt do much for alot of this stuff and you could probably lower it even. Depending on the chips of course but for the most part trcd = mhz.
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CAS doesnt do much for alot of this stuff and you could probably lower it even. Depending on the chips of course but for the most part trcd = mhz.
Uhhh...I just leave latency info on Auto or I set them manually to the factory specs in case Auto mode relaxes the timings. That stuff is too difficult to fine tune for the average user.
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good lord. does it actually make a difference in normal apps? vs ddr3-2k or so?
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memory is the absolute last last last component you should put money into for a daily rig. behind SSDs, CPU power, GPU power, cooling, and higher end motherboard with extra features. from a performance stand point, memory is the worst bang-for-buck component there is.

in some cases more memory is better than other components, but this kind of memory is not beneficial for 24/7 rigs by any stretch of the imagination.
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I read in my CPU magazine, I think three months ago, that Corsair was really trying to get the 2.5GHz RAM out this year. Looks like they where to slow.

Ill look through my magazines and see if I can find the artical.
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I read in my CPU magazine, I think three months ago, that Corsair was really trying to get the 2.5GHz RAM out this year. Looks like they where to slow.

Ill look through my magazines and see if I can find the artical.
Well even if Corsair came out with this first, they would probably charge 50% more. Why does Corsair always charge a ridiculous premium for their kits? Many other brands offer lifetime warranty and similar or better products for LESS money. G.Skill and OCZ immediately come to mind.

Corsair and Kingston are like the "Apple" of computers. They overcharge grossly for no good reason. At least Corsair makes well performing RAM. Kingston's creations are not only expensive, but completely underwhelming.

If you can buy a 4GB kit of CL4 DDR2-800 for $85 from G.Skill, Corsair will charge you $100 for the same thing. But Kingston will charge you $120 for a crappy CL6 DDR2-800 kit.
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