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G.Skill TridentX DDR3 Memory Overclocked to 3,900 MHz

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G.Skill claims that its TridentX Memory is now officially the world's fastest RAM.

The note comes courtesy of two overclockers who pushed the memory to 3,354 MHz and shortly thereafter to 3,900 MHz.

Christian Ney, who posted the world record on HWBot, used a 4 GB TridentX module with CL14 14-14-36 2T timings on a Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H motherboard running AMD's A8-3870K Llano processor. Ney said that he used liquid nitrogen for cooling and recorded a 120 degrees Celsius temperature under full load.

 

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    dudewitbow , November 20, 2012 3:06 AM
    APU's love them ram frequencies
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    bawchicawawa , November 20, 2012 3:46 AM
    Erm, isn't it -120C...?
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    derekullo , November 20, 2012 4:24 AM
    That isn't memory that's cold fusion.
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  • 20 Hide
    dudewitbow , November 20, 2012 3:06 AM
    APU's love them ram frequencies
  • 9 Hide
    joytech22 , November 20, 2012 3:14 AM
    I bet that APU was treated so damn well.
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    Jedi Mind Trick , November 20, 2012 3:26 AM
    120*C with LN2???? I wonder how hot it would be with normal cooling solutions...
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    Estix , November 20, 2012 3:28 AM
    Jedi Mind Trick120*C with LN2???? I wonder how hot it would be with normal cooling solutions...

    Well, most solder starts to melt around 180C, so I can't imagine anything past that.
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    bawchicawawa , November 20, 2012 3:46 AM
    Erm, isn't it -120C...?
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    milkshakez7z , November 20, 2012 3:47 AM
    Apu benchmarks D:
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    kracker , November 20, 2012 3:48 AM
    APU and memory arrre best friends
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    ko888 , November 20, 2012 4:11 AM
    bawchicawawaErm, isn't it -120C...?
    Yep. The source article even shows -120°C for both idle and load temperatures.
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    derekullo , November 20, 2012 4:24 AM
    That isn't memory that's cold fusion.
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    merikafyeah , November 20, 2012 4:29 AM
    derekulloThat isn't memory that's cold fusion.

    I see what you did there. AMD's Fusion is now subzero.
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    jemm , November 20, 2012 9:32 AM
    I also had seen that is -120°C -- anyway at that speed I am not surprised that they had to set the latencies very high.
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    JonnyDough , November 20, 2012 10:03 AM
    Still, as always impractical. Just because you can load 600 people in astronaut suits onto a super jet and fly above the normal ceiling does not mean you should. But hey, it could be done.
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    ojas , November 20, 2012 10:12 AM
    jemmI also had seen that is -120°C -- anyway at that speed I am not surprised that they had to set the latencies very high.

    Not really that high considering the speed. i think 2400MHz RAM sticks have CAS @ at around 11.
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    lengcaifai , November 20, 2012 10:57 AM
    fk my processor cant keep up with that ram......
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    murzar , November 20, 2012 3:45 PM
    Whoa.
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    bawchicawawa , November 20, 2012 3:57 PM
    JonnyDoughStill, as always impractical. Just because you can load 600 people in astronaut suits onto a super jet and fly above the normal ceiling does not mean you should. But hey, it could be done.


    It's about testing the limits and pushing the boundaries.

    I fkn hate people like you.
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    blazorthon , November 20, 2012 4:50 PM
    Tom's it's just one paragraph and a few other sentences. Couldn't you go at least that far without several mistakes in the *article*?

    jemmI also had seen that is -120°C -- anyway at that speed I am not surprised that they had to set the latencies very high.


    At 14-14-14-36 T2, it's still extremely low latency for system RAM with such a high frequency as 3.9GHz effective.

    EDIT: For perspective on this, a timing of 14 at almost 4GHz effective is a little worse than a timing of 5.5 at effective 1.6GHz. 36 (in the same comparison) is about equal to 15.
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    blazorthon , November 20, 2012 4:53 PM
    It's not the fastest RAM, not even close. It is probably the fastest DDR3 module record, but that's not the same as being the fastest RAM like being the fastest house cat isn't the same as being the fastest cheetah.
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    jemm , November 21, 2012 8:47 PM
    Quote:
    Not really that high considering the speed. i think 2400MHz RAM sticks have CAS @ at around 11.


    Quote:
    At 14-14-14-36 T2, it's still extremely low latency for system RAM with such a high frequency as 3.9GHz effective.

    EDIT: For perspective on this, a timing of 14 at almost 4GHz effective is a little worse than a timing of 5.5 at effective 1.6GHz. 36 (in the same comparison) is about equal to 15.


    You guys make me feel a lot less conservative! ;)