Date: April 28th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: PMI
<--Shop for the PMI 1GIG DDR400 PLATINUM TURBO DUAL CHANNEL MEMORY
Description (From PMI)
The matched pair of 512MB DDR 400MHz PC3200 Turbo Memory,
PMI3200-1024DPL, is capable of achieving aggressive ultra-low latency
2-3-2-6 with superior stability which optimizes overall system performance.
Efficient heat dissipation via elegant high quality Platinum Copper
extends the life expectancy of the module. Through the advanced ICs
sorting cutting edge technology, PMI Turbo Memory utilizes only excellent
quality ICs that are capable of reaching highest possible frequency.
- Part Number: PMI3200-1024DPL
- Quality Control: Comprehensive rigorously tested in pair at dual channel
- Package: 1024MB kit (2x512MB) dual channel pack
- Organization: Two 64M x 64-bit
- CAS Latency: 2-3-2-6
- Test Voltage: 2.6 V
- PCB Board: 6 Layers PCB
- Heat Spreader: Platinum Copper
- Speed: DDR 400 MHz (PC3200)
- Type: 184-pin DDR SDRAM
- Error Checking: Non-ECC
- Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
- Warranty: Lifetime
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & FEATURES
With a price range of US$250-US$275, PMI's Low Latency
DDR400 is VERY competitively priced and is $10-$25 cheaper than the
Starting off, you will receive two 512meg dimms encased
in standard memory packaging used by many manufacturers today. It doesn't
offer much in the way of product protection so make sure your online
retailer packages it accordingly.
The memory modules are mounted on the standard green PCB
and cooled via a branded heatspreaders complete with logo and identification
sticker. It's a pretty good looking dimm set and should compliment any
windowed case nicely.
One thing that caught my attention is the weight of the
package. The extra heft came from PMI's use of nickel plated copper
heatspreaders usually seen on memory rated much faster than DDR400.
Although most people will consider this a little overkill on memory
rated at base speed, it will allow a better overclock and keep all modules
very cool providing you have sufficient case air flow. Hey, if the memory
is cheap and has copper heatspreaders, you are half way there. All we
need to see is how the memory performed and whether it was reliable
and the testing will be complete.