Kingston Achieves Sales Milestone in 2008

Kingston has been around and is really known as a reliable distributor of memory chips and units throughout the years. And to prove that they are indeed making great progress in keeping up with their niche, people just have to look at their 2008 performance to undermine that Kingston is indeed up and about as far as memory unit distribution is concerned.

Kingston Technology Corporation, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that in 2008, it achieved a record 41-percent increase in total memory units shipped over 2007 volume. Despite oversupply, average selling price erosion and a weakened global economy contributing to a down year in the memory industry, Kingston gained significant market share in both DRAM and Flash memory. The company’s global sales totaled $4.0 billion U.S., a $500 million decrease from record-setting revenues in 2007.

Despite the drop in overall revenue, Kingston posted substantial increases in unit volume in all product lines: Flash memory, Branded memory, ValueRAM(R) industry-standard memory and HyperX(R) for gamers and enthusiasts. Kingston first reached the $1 billion mark in global sales in 1995, surpassing it with $2 billion in 2004 and $3 billion in 2005.

With that piece of information, expect Kingston to continue to come up with better products and broaden its distributing efforts in delivering quality memory modules aimed at the techie geeks of today.

Founded in 1987, Kingston Technology Corporation offers a wide range of quality memory products and services designed for increased productivity and overall system performance.


Samsung 4GB Memory Chips

Adding new memory chip modules may be able to hold off buying a new server for now and that is precisely what Samsung has in mind. Unveiling their new memory chips, the 4Gb Chip which assure 32 GB DDR3, companies that make use of advanced servers can make use of their old servers for now until such time that the economy picks up.

The development of this low-power 4 Gb DDR3 chip will help in reducing data center costs, improving server time management and increasing overall efficiency.

Designed to be low-powered, the 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM operates at 1.35 volts (V), thereby improving its throughput by 20 percent over a 1.5 V DDR3 chip. Its maximum speed is 1.6 gigabits per second (Gbps). In a 16 GB module configurations, the 4 Gb DDR3 chip can consume 40 percent less power compared to the 2 Gb DDR3 chip because of the formers higher density.

Buying a new server is something that many companies are trying to pass up to save on costs. A familiar practice is to turn to other components, and the memory chips are certainly something that can help them sustain efficient business operations while staying away from additional business costs as far as their IT requirements are concerned.


Match Your Work with your PC Specs

Why do you need a PC? Well there are a lot of reasons and they would normally play around actual purpose for wanting one. Among the leading reasons would be for word processing or worksheet reports. Today, it has gone as far as programming and graphics designing. Hence, for each purpose, a particular kind of PC is needed. And normally, considering the cost of getting one these days, a PC buyer is expected to audit each spec to the letter.

It is really logical. Like for one, why get a PC that will not be able to meet your actual system requirements. A lot of it has to do with the software and programs you will be using. Some softwares need certain specs, normally higher than the conventional PC. And while that is a given, you cannot help but consider on how to be a step ahead as far as minimum system requirements are concerned. If you invest in a PC, might as well think long-term.

Some may call this approach as unconventional. Why buy a PC that is totally beyond what you need? It is really a case to case basis. Some people just want a powerful PC while others are fine with the competitive priced ones.

However in the end, depending on the PC you really need, it all boils down to the funds allocation you have for investing in one. It doesn’t really matter that much but the point of it all is that you have to get a PC that can aid you in work or in play.

All I Want for Christmas is a NEW PC

The holiday season is just around the corner and for sure, many of us are thinking of what to get ourselves. If you are fortunate to have some people to give you costly gifts then good for you. A new computer perhaps?

Considering that the holidays are the time where people get their bonuses and 13th month pay, who knows if you could we lucky enough to get a new CPU that is available in the market? There is no harm in wishing right?

Well for some, there are people who rewards themselves with potential enhancements to their current computer line which include latest peripherals in the market like high powered video cards or even a larger hard disk storage device. It’s the least you can ask for after toiling with that old computer and chances are you will not settle for anything less.

If you are wondering what suitable high technology Christmas gift to get or ask, maybe you can choose from this list:

1. A Intel Core Duo Processor
2. At least a 512 MB Video Card
3. New Tower Casing
4. A LCD monitor
5. Dual Channel Memory Chips
6. A DVD Writer

The things you may want can certainly vary. But depending on what you need, expect more peripherals to hit the market before the Yuletide season officially starts. So if you can wait a bit, then see what else you can expect to be offered in the market by December. Save up for it since it is bound to cost you.

Upgrading Incrementally and Wisely Today

Wise spenders include the people who invest largely in their computers. Unlike years way back, a person could easily change any computer peripheral when they buy it separately. But considering prices are not that consumer friendly these days, you have to control that urge and wait for the right time to really change a computer part. In short, living in today’s world needs wise spending including changing computer parts which go at the rate that technology is changing.

Apparently this can be seen at how frequent people are now getting when it comes to upgrading or changing a specific part. Making do with what they have in the form of processors, video cards and hard disks will have to do for the meantime. Gone are the luxury days when a new product would be introduced in the market where a computer owner can just take out the old one and install the new as easily as its plug and play feature.

But the cost of these peripherals is no longer easy to suffice. A mere hundred dollar worth of computer part can be used for another more needed cause. Evidently, wising up to the finance set forth today is a must and people should know better than to spend them unwisely. In short, computers can wait but needs cannot.

Think of it this way. Computers are better off bought as a whole. Part by part you will still get to the point where you will get the same parts in the end. So why spend now when you can get them more advanced later.

Can A New Computer Make you a Better Gamer?

One thing that will push most people to buy computers today would be because of gaming purposes. Whether this is pertaining to online gaming or stand-alone, the type of games today have increased in requirements for an avid gamer to enjoy them.

We have seen famous games such as the World of Warcraft which put focus on memory chips and video card requirements. Unlike before when video cards were limited for graphics-related work, gaming has stepped in to require higher memory in them. As a PC user, you would say that these gaming software are crazy to think that there will be people who would go through the trouble of getting high-end graphics card just to play a silly game. But the fact of the matter is that there are people, young and old, who do buy these cards even if they cost a lot.

But the question is, would you upgrade your computer to save you the trouble of doing it part by part. Some people put this in mind. If they were to get a new computer, they would consider what things they could do with it. While the usual paper work and spreadsheets will be there, gaming and other related things that they can do with computers will be inserted in the consideration circle.

Besides, if you are going to spend on a new set, then why not put in all the things you can think of when you use a PC? It is not a childish approach. It is a reality where most people today just look at PCs more than for work-related purposes.

Studying the PC Upgrade Options

For sure, most of us will not be content with the current PC configuration that we have. Depending on the length of time that we have had our personal computers, we are bound to want more in terms of speed and features of personal computers offered in the market. But the real question is what in particular do we look for?

There are a lot of options we can think of today. Ranging from processor chips, memory modules and video cards, it may seem that the possibilities are endless. But considering that these upgrades carry costs, it would be wise to determine what you really need. There are some who go for overkill specs and traditionally these would not be put to full use. Some only need a computer for word processing or browsing the web. So how sophisticated of a specification would you need?

Others tend to be drawn into tempting sales talks from PC vendors. For example, you would seek a certain specs and the usual thing you would hear is for an extra couple of bucks, you can get this higher version. Some do it to help a buyer decide and get more value for their money while others just want a better sale. When these factors set in, you are bound to go for the higher priced and supposed higher specs.

But in the end, it all depends on you. You are the buyer and depending on your sound judgment, it will be you who will be paying for it. Think wisely and broadly and work on a budget.

Avoid PC Crashes from Memory Module Inconsistency

If people had their way, as long as a memory module would fit onto the motherboard slot, they would install them. But wait. Memory modules also have their proper classifications as well. This dates back to the type of memory modules that are acceptable.

We look back at the Pentium III or IV. If you will recall, they had these tags of either a PC 100 or PC 133. To this day we see them still and one thing you will note, memory modules of a different kind do not work well together. You will notice this if you dare try. Other than seeing your operating system not loading properly, you will get tons of blue screens which will point to numbers which you may try to figure out.

While you are busy trying to determine which hardware component this may be, take out one of the memory modules and see if the blue screen will go away. If it does, then you are trying to do something that will be constantly giving you headaches.

At times when you may not even know which is the proper ram module to use, it would be best to try them one at a time. Module compatibility also depends on how the motherboard will accommodate them. After you have determined which specific module type is acceptable, then that is perhaps the best way to stick to the brand that suits your PC.

Testing memory modules will not really hurt your PC immediately. But if you are wise and cautious, it would be best to stick to the actual PC specs given and avoid experimenting for the proper well-being of your PC.

New Programs Need Higher PC Specs

Each year we see new programs being introduced in the market. Games and graphics lead the pack of new software in the market and you have to wonder which part of your PC hardware would have to be upgraded. Memory modules? Hard disk space requirements? New dual processors?

We often hear of new hardware upgrades available in the market. They come often and you have to wonder why computer peripheral manufacturers develop them ever so often. In fact, you have to wonder if there is a link with the software developers and them. For sure there will be some and also a business development aspect to which current IT trends and development help manufacturers devise new hardware for the future.

That is why you will notice, whenever a new program comes out, chances are you will need the minimum PC requirements. There are times when you have the minimum requirements but would have issues as far as optimized performance. With that said, what would a computer owner resort to? What else but to buy new hardware of a higher capacity in the market.

If you look at it, it is like a merry-go-round. You have to adhere towards current demands of the market based on the common PC user. A PC is always open for improvement. That is why computer peripherals are offered individually and compatible with various motherboards and sockets these days. Technology will always offer you something new. It has been common for us to check them out and if satisfied, buy them. New programs need higher specs on peripherals. Users need to be a step ahead to be assured of optimized performance.