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RAMRod Powerbox gaming PC with RAMDisk review

RAMRod Powerbox gaming PC with RAMDisk review

There are a lot of companies out there that will build you the gaming desktop of your dreams for a pretty penny. You could go pedestrian and buy from Alienware, or perhaps a little more custom and try iBuyPower. But one competitor has an edge that they hope will put them in a performance class above the rest. DV Nation specializes in blazing fast storage and memory, and puts every ounce of their experience into their RAMRod line of gaming PCs. The company was kind enough to let us try out the Powerbox, its compact model, to see the best in gaming excess.

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Apple chip order sends Samsung stock toppling

Apple chip order sends Samsung stock toppling

This week Samsung Electronics Co has seen a massive dip in stock prices, $10 billion being knocked off their market value as Apple places chip orders with Elpida. The "troubled" Japanese chipmaker Elpida is a rival of Samsung and as Apple places a massive order for DRAM (dynamic random access memory) hardware, this move hits shares of not just Samsung, but Apple chip supplier SK hynix as well. Choi Do-yeon, an analyst at LIG Investment & Securities noted that "It looks like Apple doesn't want to see Samsung and hynix dominate the chip market. Apple wants to maintain its bargaining power by keeping Elpida running."

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Micron CEO dies in experimental airplane crash

Micron CEO dies in experimental airplane crash

Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton died from a small airplane crash this morning. Appleton has long been a stunt plane pilot and was flying a single-engine experimental aircraft solo before it crashed at the Boise airport. This wasn't the first time Appleton had crashed but it is his last. He was 51 years old.

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Too many memory chips, too few buyers

Too many memory chips, too few buyers

In an already wounded market, those in the business for Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) chips are experiencing more downfalls after research done by IHS iSupply. According to the research, DRAM chips, which are used in products such as personal computers and video game systems, is in a state of oversupply. This has put memory suppliers in a bad state.

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Rambus claims rejected by US court, Hynix and Micron throw party

Rambus claims rejected by US court, Hynix and Micron throw party

I had honestly forgotten all about this legal case that has been running since 2004. Back in 2004, Rambus filed suit claiming that DRAM firms Hynix and Micron conspired to prevent the adoption of the Rambus memory in computer systems. Rambus sued the other companies for $4 billion. That $4 billion could have turned into $12 billion with California treble damages.

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Corsair announces 32GB 1866MHz RAM kit

Corsair announces 32GB 1866MHz RAM kit

Corsair has been in the RAM game for computer enthusiast, gamers, and mainstream users looking fro upgrades for a long time. The company also has flash drives, SSDs, and a lot of other hardware that the computer user needs. The company has announced the addition of a large capacity RAM kit for dual and quad channel mainboards.

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iPhone 4S rumored to have only 512MB of RAM

iPhone 4S rumored to have only 512MB of RAM

During last week's Let's Talk iPhone event, Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S with plenty of fanfare but didn't mention how much RAM it would offer. Rumors have previously suggested that the next-gen iPhone would get a boost up to 1GB of RAM, but new reports point to only 512MB of RAM, which is what's currently offered in the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2.

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Samsung announces miserly 1.25V Green DDR3 modules for low power servers

Samsung announces miserly 1.25V Green DDR3 modules for low power servers

Samsung has announced a new line of green DDR3 memory modules for ultra low power servers. The new RAM is offered in RDIMM modules and is designed for use in low-power enterprise server systems at 1.25V. The modules use 4Gb DDR3 components that are based on 30nm class process technology. The new RAM is more power efficient than 1.5V and the previous class leading 1.35V modules.

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