Date: December 8th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Corsair
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CORSAIR MICRO CORPORATE PROFILE
Corsair has many years of experience in qualifying high-performance
memories, and has developed a knowledge base and track record which
is among the best in the industry. Corsair also has strict standards
for product qualification; any changes in design, bill-of-materials,
and/or supplier, must be re-qualified prior to shipment to end customers.
These high standards, while somewhat time consuming, have resulted in
a very robust product, with extremely few failures, returns, or compatibility
problems. Corsair's Compatibility Lab also tests our memory for compatibility
with major system platforms, including motherboards from all the industry
leaders. Our web site provides an up-to-date reference on which memory
is the best fit for which motherboard. Careful memory qualification
is required to help eliminate the uncertainty of the interactions between
different components in a given computer system. Corsair has implemented
a qualification procedure that is among the most stringent in the industry.
While such a strong qualification procedure cannot eliminate risk entirely,
it ensures that the parts are as robust as possible, and are suitable
for today's mission-critical applications.
Corsair has a great online slide presentation which will brief you
with all the information you need to make an educated memory purchase.
Check out the in-depth presentation HERE.
As an often overlooked component in a computer system,
memory repeatedly takes a third seat behind the processor and motherboard
when a person is considering building a custom computer. If only I had
a dollar for every time someone was seeking help with a problematic
computer when I would find they have the latest high performance overclocking
motherboard, a blistering fast processor and the cheapest bargain-basement
generic memory the person could find.
If you don't already know by now, good quality memory
is absolutely an essential part of a stable high performance computer.
As the main component transferring data from the CPU to the rest of
the computer, it more often than not can be the weak link in the computational
chain if a user is experiencing poor overclocking, performance and stability.
Today I will be looking at a 1Gb sample of Corsair's new
TwinX XMS4000PRO which is not really necessary for the stock everyday
computer, but should be a must for the serious overclocker wanting to
get the highest overclock possible.
Let's see how it fares....