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Date: August 25th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: PQI Memory
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)



For the Turbo memory series, PQI decided to offer the kit in two colors which were platinum and Mirror Black which resembles metallic gray or gunmetal. Above you can see the slight color difference when comparing the platinum to mirror black.



Each memory dimm is cooled via a pure copper heatspreader complete with a branded steel clips. For such inexpensive memory, I was really surprised to see such high quality workmanship and even the pickiest enthusiasts should have no problem inserting it into their performance rig.



The PCB is the standard green variety seen used by most memory manufacturers. If a memory manufacturer was looking for a little bit of an edge, they should try using a different color like red or orange for something different. Different is good (hint..hint...)

 

MEMORY OVERCLOCKING POTENTIAL


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:



Stock: DDR400



Maximum Memory Overclock : DDR520!!!!! <---- Awesome Overclocking!!


As you can see, a 120Mhz increase in speed is an absolutely 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 comparison.

 


 

 


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