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The pioneer to DDR2 was hard and continues to be hard. Perhaps the major reason behind that is because of the lacking performance on Intel's chipsets. DDR2 is far from lacking in performance. However, because there is still only one platform that supports DDR2, the demand or even the hype of DDR2 won't reach its maximum. Memory companies are finding ways to increase the DDR2 demand since DDR2 is the future, whether everyone likes it or not. With Intel's newest 955X chipset, overclocking DDR2 memory has reached a whole new level. Intel's older LGA775 chipsets only allowed a rather weak 3:4 divider and hindered the potential of DDR2 headroom. The inclusion of the 1:2 divider on the 955X chipset allows memory speeds to break old limits and reach new ceilings.
Shortly after the release of the Asus P5WD2, overclockers have been reaching amazing memory records. Corsair quickly recognized the highly achievable memory speeds and released the PC2-8000UL.