Corsair Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XL DDR Memory Review
Computer memory is a rather
dull product when you get down to it. It's essential for your system,
sure, and good quality memory allows you a lot of headroom if you're an
overclocker, but if you've seen one DDR memory module, you've seen them
all... Until recently.
manufacturers have been just as swept up in the wave of 'bling-bling' rushing
through the home computing world as their counterparts in the video card and
computer casing industries. Though current DDR memory has no special cooling
needs, fancy metallic heat spreaders became commonplace, followed by LED
'transfer indicators' providing a flashing light show inside your PC. As with
any level market, memory manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to make
their products stand out from the competition, so this trend is no doubt far
from really beginning.
has long been known for making excellent 'enthusiast
grade' computer memory, and now they are leading the market in other
aspects too. Previously, Crucial had been the only other company to place LED
indicators on its memory, which PCstats reviewed here. Well, Corsair's topped that, and its past LED-illuminated DDR to say the
Users Manual, Software.
XMS Xpert TWINXP1024-3200XP dual-channel DDR kit.
As you can see, it makes quite a first impression. this dual-channel, PC3200 pair of
512MB DDR DIMMs come with a pair of programmable digital displays which can
be attached to the top of each module. These LED
displays work with the included 'Memory Dashboard' software, allowing your memory
to display several monitoring characteristics or even a custom scrolling message!
Yes, it's time to get that case window
displays incorporate both an eight character scrolling digital readout and an
LED scale indicator similar in function to that seen on the Crucial Tracer and
memory. Also, as you can see, there's a pair of nifty blue glowing Corsair
Underneath, each display panel has two identical
34-pin connectors. Each display can only be attached to a single RAM module, so when attaching
the pair of displays to modules in side-by-side slots, they spread out to either side like an umbrella.