Date: March 17th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Corsair
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CORSAIR MEMORY COMPANY PROFILE
Corsair has many years of experience in qualifying high-performance
memories, and has developed a knowledge base and track record which
is among the best in the industry. Corsair also has strict standards
for product qualification; any changes in design, bill-of-materials,
and/or supplier, must be re-qualified prior to shipment to end customers.
These high standards, while somewhat time consuming, have resulted in
a very robust product, with extremely few failures, returns, or compatibility
problems. Corsair's Compatibility Lab also tests our memory for compatibility
with major system platforms, including motherboards from all the industry
leaders. Our web site provides an up-to-date reference on which memory
is the best fit for which motherboard. Careful memory qualification
is required to help eliminate the uncertainty of the interactions between
different components in a given computer system. Corsair has implemented
a qualification procedure that is among the most stringent in the industry.
While such a strong qualification procedure cannot eliminate risk entirely,
it ensures that the parts are as robust as possible, and are suitable
for today's mission-critical applications.
Corsair has a great online slide presentation which will brief you
with all the information you need to make an educated memory purchase.
Check out the in-depth presentation HERE.
With the introduction of the new Intel canterwood and
springdale chipsets, dual channel DDR memory was instantly thrusted
into the forefront as the fastest available DDR specification around.
Essentially almost doubling the bandwidth was needed to feed the memory
hungry 800Mhz Intel P4C processor with enough throughput to stop any
Being one of the premier performance memory manufacturers
in the world, Corsair provided Tweaknews.net with a 1Gig sample of their
representative TwinX PC3200LL PRO Dual Channel DDR memory to test. The
version of the DDR400 standard boasts low latency timings of 2-6-3-2,
but what really separates it from the pack is the inclusion of activity
LEDs which would be a great addition to a windowed case. Although this
memory is meant to be used in its stock speed, we wouldn't be called
tweakers if we didn't try to see what extra free performance we could
squeeze out of this unique purchase. As you will see later on in the
review, I was able to push this memory to some nice speeds.
Onto the review.....