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What is "Wonder Ram" AND PLEASE GOD no damn acronyms ... PLEASE

I know it has something to do with Samsung, but can you guys please explain it a little more? redface.gif

it's a highly overclockable, tiny, sexy, naked, and affordable DDR3 stick.
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it's a highly overclockable, tiny, sexy, naked, and affordable DDR3 stick.


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to further the above post, it was extremely low profile, low voltage requirement(stock is 1.35v instead of standard 1.5v, giving more OC room) and was on 30nm production instead of most ram at the time which were at 40nm(I think).
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to further the above post, it was extremely low profile, low voltage requirement(stock is 1.35v instead of standard 1.5v, giving more OC room) and was on 30nm production instead of most ram at the time which were at 40nm(I think).



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I'll buy two 2X8GB kits if they go on sale for $25-30 each biggrin.gif
and let them to be easily overclockable to 2800MHz with many kits pushing over 3200MHz biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
     
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post #46 of 58
It's about time.
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I'll buy two 2X8GB kits if they go on sale for $25-30 each biggrin.gif
and let them to be easily overclockable to 2800MHz with many kits pushing over 3200MHz biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

If they get that cheap, I'll be swimming in tiny ram sticks. My existing Samsung 20nm pair needs friends.
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Wonder Ram?

For me it sucks because AsRock refuses to fix the issue where you can't change timings with out under clocking the ram on my motherboard, so i can't overclock it.
Edited by cdoublejj - 4/18/14 at 1:14pm
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post #48 of 58
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Wonder Ram?

For me it sucks because AsRock refuses to fix the issue where you can't change timings with out under clocking the ram on my motherboard, so i can't overclock it.

so you admit it's your mobo...why are you discrediting the nickname of these awesome sticks?
     
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post #49 of 58
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so you admit it's your mobo...why are you discrediting the nickname of these awesome sticks?

well unless Asrock makes wonder ram i have no idea what your talking about. i'm mad at Asrock not samsung.
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post #50 of 58
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What is "Wonder Ram" AND PLEASE GOD no damn acronyms ... PLEASE

I know it has something to do with Samsung, but can you guys please explain it a little more? redface.gif

its wonder ram because a couple years ago for several reasons:

  1. cost less than average (as low as $35-40 for a 2 x 4GB kit was as good as I ever saw)
  2. a lot less volts than average
  3. could overclock more than average (and thus deliver more performance than average)
  4. was much smaller physical size than average (no less capacity), a godsend for ITX builds and/or CPU heatsinks that encroach on the space of the RAM slots


basically, it wasn't particularly amazing or revolutionary in any one aspect, but it was some of that in every aspect. there really wasn't anything else on the market that could come close to offering the same thing. There were plenty of contenders for speed, but they gave up on efficiency and/or size (not low profile sticks), there were even some contenders for overall package but they were often a good deal more expensive (Crucial Ballistix LP)

That being said, that was a long time ago now (was the 30nm process, not 20nm) and there's no guarantee these will perpetuate the same experience (particularly given increasing trend in DDR3 prices since the all time lows that coincided at the zenith of the wonder ram's heyday)
Edited by bojinglebells - 4/19/14 at 10:08am
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