Date: June 20th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Corsair
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
What makes the heatspreader a little bigger is the incorporated
activity LEDs that I mentioned earlier. Although they are a little hard
to make out in this actual photo, you will see them in all their glory
via a small movie clip I made.
(Click Image to see the small video clip)
Consider the activity LEDs as more of an aesthetic addition
to a windowed case rather than a trouble shooting mechanism.
As an anti-counterfeit measure, Corsair labels each and
everyone of its sticks of memory with a holographic sticker complete
with the memory information.
Make sure you are getting true Corsair Memory by verifying
To test the memory's ability to overclock, I relaxed the timings to
3-8-4-4, locked the divider at the stock setting of 1:1, maxed the memory
voltage at 2.8volts and bumped up front side bus until I was able to
reach the maximum FSB which had no memory problems and could run all
the benchmarking flawlessly with no problems.
Here are the results:
Maximum Memory Overclock : DDR502!!!!!
As you can see, a 102Mhz increase in speed is an outstanding overclock
and I can assure you, the performance difference was seen throughout
the computer's benchmarking. To show you what difference I personally
recorded, the results will be included in the benchmarking for your