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  1. Super Talent PC2-8000 review

    Super Talent PC2-8000 review

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    Apparently all of Super Talent's overclockers' memory in this range is tested at 1,000MHz as standard, with nice tight latencies of 4-5-4-12 on a setup very similar to our rig's

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    OCZ Titanium Alpha VX2 review

    OCZ Titanium Alpha VX2 review

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    The shiny, colour-changing heatsink is just one reason to like OCZ's Titanium Alpha. The second is a lifetime guarantee for the sticks run at 4-4-4-15 at 1,000MHz - only Corsair's Dominator can challenge these sticks for high speeds and low latencies

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    OCZ Spec Ops PC2-6400 review

    OCZ Spec Ops PC2-6400 review

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    How embarrassing. We looked at the sub-£100, 1GB Spec Ops kit from OCZ as an experiment in how essential 2GB of RAM really is. We really didn't think it would do too well against its 2GB rivals

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    OCZ Flex XLC PC2-9200 review

    OCZ Flex XLC PC2-9200 review

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    At first glance it might look a bit like OCZ's new range of performance memory has been inspired by Corsair's Dominator, but if you were to pry apart those big metal fins, you'd find a very different story inside

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    Kingston Hiper-X PC2-9600 review

    Kingston Hiper-X PC2-9600 review

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    While Corsair got the first press release out announcing DDR2 RAM clocked at 1,200MHz, Kingston was the first to actually put sticks on the shelves, and we couldn't wait to get our hands on it

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    Kingston Hiper-X PC2-9200 review

    Kingston Hiper-X PC2-9200 review

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    We ran into an odd problem with this high-clocking memory set - for some reason, even at stock speeds, the motherboard wouldn't reboot. We're giving it the benefit of the doubt, though, since it's a very new motherboard

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    Crucial Ballistix Tracer C2-8000 review

    Crucial Ballistix Tracer C2-8000 review

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    Flashy lights may not be to everyone's taste, but we really like the high-end Tracer RAM from Crucial. Not only does it bathe the motherboard in a cool blue glow, but there are red and green LEDs on the top switch to indicate activity

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    Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 review

    Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 review

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    Hurrah for Crucial! Two gigabytes of good solid 800MHz memory at a price-busting £214. We like the sound of that.Still, we remember the days when system RAM was much cheaper, so performance had better be up to scratch

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    Corsair Dominator XMS2 8888 review

    Corsair Dominator XMS2 8888 review

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    Much has been written about Corsair's Dominator memory. These chips have been handtested to the lowest latencies and highest voltages of our group. The casing design draws heat from the centre of the PCB as well as the surface of the chips themselves

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    CellShock PC2-6400 review

    CellShock PC2-6400 review

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    We weren't expecting great things from this pair of sticks from CellShock. It's not a major brand we come across every day, and the heatspreader packaging is decidedly unexciting. Plain, black and bulky are the three nicest words we could use

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    OCZ PC2-8000 Titanum Alpha review

    OCZ PC2-8000 Titanum Alpha review

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    Before you set out to develop your mad overclocking skillz, ask yourself what it is you're trying to achieve. Do you intend to make an older PC fast enough to keep up with the Oblivion-playing-Joneses, or are you a performance junkie?

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    Corsair Dominator PC2-8888 DDR2 review

    Corsair Dominator PC2-8888 DDR2 review

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    You have to pay through the filtrum for the highest performing components - 'twas ever thus - but how far are you willing to go?

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    Corsair Dominator PC2-8888 2GB kit review

    Corsair Dominator PC2-8888 2GB kit review

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    Memory is always changing, and it's usually led by processormanufacturers. DDR, for example, is now a dead-end technology. Thisyear's new chipsets for both AMD and Intel's platforms have seen tothat by switching to higher bandwidth DDR2 memory

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    Super Talent OverClock memory review

    Super Talent OverClock memory review

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    The silly-sounding Super Talent is another that uses heat-spreaders on its chips, but unlike Crucial's clip-on affairs, these use a layer of thermal paste to achieve better contact.

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    Corsair XMS2 6400C review

    Corsair XMS2 6400C review

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    Corsair is the memory you want if you're after the last drop of performance. Not only did the company set up 2GB's worth of PC2-6400 DDR2 memory to run at 1,250MHz at Comdex, it used the same DIMMs that we're using here.

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    Crucial 512MB Intel iMac RAM review

    Crucial 512MB Intel iMac RAM review

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    Apple made the Intel iMac Core Duo a fairly impregnable machine. Youcan't change any of the hardware components without voiding yourwarranty; in fact you can't really access anything without a chisel andsome wayward behaviour

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