Date: July 10th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Corsair
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND COMPOSITION
When the product arrived, I was surprised that it was bubble
packaged rather than in the protective brown cardboard box. Although not
a big deal, make sure that the retailer you purchase from uses sufficient
packaging to protect your ram from being destroyed/damaged while being
shipped to its destination.
As with any dual channel memory purchase, 512megs of dual
channel DDR will come as two sticks of 256Megs etc..
With Corsair's memory being meant for overclockers, pushing
your memory to the maximum will produce an elevated amount of heat which
must be dissipated through such measures as ramsinks or heatspreaders.
Without efficient heat removal, electromigration occurs at a higher rate
which will prematurely degrade the IC chips causing failure.