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Corsair TwinX1024-4000Pro DDR Memory Review

Corsair TwinX1024-4000Pro DDR Memory Review - PCSTATS
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Abstract: Corsair's TwinX1024-4000Pro memory modules are easily the coolest looking DIMM's on the market, bar none.
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External Mfg. Website: Corsair Sep 15 2003   Colin Sun  
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Corsair TwinX1024-4000Pro Memory Review


Appearances play an ever increasing role in today's computer purchases. From case windows to cold cathodes and LED fans, even novice computer users are adopting tricked-out components to bring a little life into their drab computers. When it comes to memory, you can only do so much though; manufacturers have tried changing the colour of the PCB, adding colourful heat spreaders, or just about anything else to sway our purchasing decisions.

Corsair have earned a reputation of being a very innovative company, they were the first to adopt RAMsinks, and now they've revolutionized the memory market yet again. Enter Corsair's brand-spanking-new Pro Series DDR memory!

Corsair's TwinX1024-4000Pro memory modules are easily the coolest looking DIMM's on the market, bar none. Sure there have been other companies to incorporate LED's on a stick of memory, but Corsair have taken this to the next level.

Eighteen red, orange and green LED's pepper the outer edge of the DIMM and blink on and off something to the effect of a memory-level tachometer. The two rows of LED's represent each bank of the memory module independently, and as the individual DRAMs are accessed the lights reflect the 1GB of memory being used. Watching the pair of Corsair XMS512-4000Pro light up through the side of a case as a benchmark runs through its paces is something to behold.

Of course there's more to memory then just bright lights, the Corsair TwinX1024-4000Pro memory kit (two sticks of CMX512MB-4000Pro memory) are also some of the fastest DIMM's on the market.

Each 512MB CMX512-4000Pro DIMM has been tested to run as high as 500 MHz (250 MHz DDR) while maintaining 3-4-4-8 memory timings (SPD programmed at JEDEC PC3200 levels) with a default voltage of 2.75V. Though before we get into the benchmarks, let's take a closer look at the new heat spreaders which have just been adopted.

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Contents of Article: Corsair Twinx1024-4000Pro
 Pg 1.  — Corsair TwinX1024-4000Pro DDR Memory Review
 Pg 2.  Improved Passive Cooling
 Pg 3.  Overclocking Corsair CMX512-4000Pro DDR
 Pg 4.  Benchmarks: Sandra 2003, PCmark 2002
 Pg 5.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001, Quake III Arena
 Pg 6.  Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion

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