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Originally Posted by GazbarberWhat affect does this have on anything though? Overclocked ram (never mind lower timings for twice the price) always seemed like a scam to me (What effect if any does it have on fps?), and what sort of energy is saved in units/£'s by using this over the lifetime of a system even on 24/7 for say a generous 3 years, would be what?
If theres not much difference in price I got no complaints though, if its simply more marketing then I smell scam (not that i'm cynical or anything).
Originally Posted by Gazbarber
OK just worked out soem rough figures what it would be for the above on say a saving of 28W, at an average 8p per unit (a bit generous again) for 24/7 over 3 years would be the region of a not too insubstantial £44. Thats not too bad really, although energy is cheaper at night, most people here are unlikely to be using the ram for 3 years nor 24/7. For a NAS/networked RAID server though it could be a nice saving over the years.
Originally Posted by Icy EyeGIs it possible to use these low voltage kits with Atom-ION boards that have DDR3 slots?
Originally Posted by ClaaveProbably, but you'll need to check compatibility (to see if the memory will work at all) and whether the board supports such low memory voltages (to see if you can run at it 1.25V). This is less than straightforward though, as Rich pointed out in the Final Thoughts section.
Originally Posted by TurbotabSo if the CPU will run cooler, with these modules, would that translate into higher overclocking potential?
Originally Posted by GazbarberWhat affect does this have on anything though? Overclocked ram (never mind lower timings for twice the price) always seemed like a scam to me (What effect if any does it have on fps?
RAM is used for more than just gaming, you know. Apart from the plethora of video and image editing suites that benefit, also scientific simulation (what I do) aids from having fast memory - the faster the better.
Originally Posted by TheUn4seenAs for the "green" stuff, I don't really care. I like my car drinking an ocean of fuel per kilometer and my computers eating as many kilowatts as they wish. With everything watercooled heat isn't an issue. Instead of stupid whining, EU should just build more nuclear power plants, and everyone would be happy - more workplaces for engineers and cheaper power for all.
Originally Posted by andrew8200mI ran a review for some low volt stuff on another site... ll look for some screenies of an OC.
1.35v 1600mhz (8-8-8-24) clocked in a 1.6v 2006mhz (10-9-9-27)
rather good really :)
Originally Posted by Cyberpower-UKCan you repeat the tests with LinX as it will load up pretty much all your memory rather than the paltry amount Prime Blend uses. It's far better for testing memory overclocks.
Originally Posted by John_TI'm sorry, but that's just plain daft.
The fuel your car drinks an ocean of - it's electricity is it? Of course it's not, it's a fossil fuel, fuel which is polluting the local air you breath with far nastier gunk than the vastly over-hyped CO2. I agree with your point re: nuclear power plants, but what has that to do with this?
If sports car 'A' can do 0-60 in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 170mph on 12mpg, but identical sports car 'B' with an improved engine does 0-60 in 4.3 with a top speed of 170 - but on 20mpg - then sports car 'B' is simply a better car. If you can do the same job with less expenditure, (energy, cost, or both) then it's an improvement. It's not a question of doing less, it's just finding ways to do the same, (or better) more effectively.
Greater efficiency is always better.
Saving between 5 watts idle to 32 watts load in one machine is almost negligible, but, multiply it by 10-20 million machines nationally, by hundreds of millions of machines globally - it becomes significant.
You shouldn't have to be a lentil eating tree-hugger to see that...
Originally Posted by TheUn4seenThe faster we burn all fossil fuel available the better, simply because oil companies will have less and less power and people will be forced to find better alternatives...
Originally Posted by John_TQuote:Originally Posted by TheUn4seenThe faster we burn all fossil fuel available the better, simply because oil companies will have less and less power and people will be forced to find better alternatives...
Wow, now there's an interesting logical train of thought! I should try that on my alcoholic friend - I'll get him to drink so much beer and vodka that the landlords will hold less sway over him and he'll start craving a nice cup of tea... :)
I just think greater efficiency is a good thing in general, not so much from a moral point of view, ("We need to save the world!") but purely from an intellectual standpoint - ie, if I can do the exact same task, but with less energy/cheaper/faster/all of the above, then that to me is beneficial and something I should do.
I think the world of computing is pretty obsessive about efficiency too, as chips get smaller, faster, better, less hungry - so this RAM is really just another small step forwards in the ongoing trend, and one which will no doubt be copied and then bettered over time.
If you don't agree that's fair enough - I can agree to disagree if you can...
You're right though, this isn't really the place for this kind of discussion.
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