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Conclusion and Thoughts
Corsair got around to using the Micron "fatty" chips and came up with true low latency memory. Although the memory is rated at 3-3-3-8, it is very well capable of reaching extremely low latencies of 3-2-2-5. The most amazing thing about the memory is not the pretty flashing lights that show memory activity, but the ability to overclock to extremely high frequencies while maintaining extremely low latencies. I've tested other memory using "fatty" chips and none of them have reached the same overclock as the Corsair XMS2 PC2-4300 Pro. This is by far the fastest DDR2 memory I've ever laid my hands on. The only problem with these modules is the price tag. Coming in at $368, the memory is definitely not cheap. That can't be helped, because it does come with cool looking lights that make LAN systems extremely attractive. If you want the fastest DDR2 memory out there, then you'll definitely want these. Don't be fooled by the specified timings and speed. The memory is capable of much more; more than you can possibly push it to.
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