Date: August 25th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: PQI Memory
<--SHOP FOR DUAL CHANNEL MEMORY HERE
The matched pair of 512MB DDR 400MHz PC3200 TURBO module, PQI3200-1024DBU
is capable of achieving aggressive ultra-low latency 2-2-2-5 with superior
stability which optimizes overall system performance. Efficient heat
dissipation via elegant high quality Mirrored Black Copper heat spreader
extends the life expectancy of the module. Through the advanced ICs
sorting cutting edge technology, PQI- TURBO series utilizes only excellent
quality ICs that are capable of reaching highest possible frequency.
Part Number: PQI3200-1024DBU
Quality Control: Comprehensive rigorously tested in pair at dual channel
Package: 1024MB kit (2x512MB) dual channel pack
Organization: Two 32M x 64-bit
CAS Latency: 2-2-2-5
Test Voltage: 2.6 V
PCB Board: 6 Layers PCB
Heat Spreader: Mirrored Black Copper
Speed: DDR 400 MHz (PC3200)
Type: 184-pin DDR SDRAM
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Price: ~US$170 <----Excellent Value!
PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
What do you get for US$170?
One specific thing PQI worked on was to improve the overall
packaging of the memory for safer distribution and shipping. Not only
does this save the consumer a headache when they receive a damage memory
set, but it also saves the distributor and manufacturer money as well.
To be as honest as possible, this has to be the most robust
packaging I have ever had to deal with when trying to review a memory
kit. Now I am saying the word "try" seeing I practically broke
into a laugh just trying to get the memory out of the package. With
a borderline machete in hand, it still took a large amounts of hacking
and laughing just to get to the dimms.
Worrying about getting tampered memory, hell no!
This particular kit consists of two 512Meg dimms with
equal clock (DDR400) and timing (2-5-2-2) settings.