Corsair XMS TWINX1024-4400C25 1GB Dual Channel Kit - Page 5

Written by Randy Torio    Saturday, 11 December 2004 11:00
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Conclusion and Thoughts

Corsair's latest PC4400 series is a breath of fresh air for Corsair.  Lately, Corsair memory has had less than stellar overclocking, even through their XL series.  By redesigning their modules, they have quickly released a revamped module of their existing TCCD lineup and greatly improved it.  Is this memory better than the existing memory out there?  I can't say, because modules with excellent performing TCCD chips are random.  My Centon TCCDs can clock higher at lower frequencies and the OCZ's that I've had did not clock as high as Corsair's or Centon's. It is still hit or miss, and the blame should not be put on the manufacturers.  Manufacturers are already releasing products that exceed the the rated speeds of the IC's themselves.  The cost is also much higher than OCZ, PQI (review up shortly), Centon (review up shortly), Patriot PDP, or even Geil.  However, the increase in price guarantees a clock of 275MHz, which other TCCD products might not be able to achieve.  In choosing Corsair, you will get unprecedented support through their House of Help forums and their lifetime guarantee.  It is their level of quality and support that has brought them to the forefront of high-performance memory and I suspect this level to continue well into the near future.  Considering its speed, the memory may not be too pricey (OCZ's 4200 is well above $300).  If you are smart enough, you can find modules just like Corsair's for much less. For these reasons, these modules will receive InsaneTek's "Recommended" award.

Pros:

  • Patented holographic sticker and aluminum heatspreaders
  • Corsair's own Brainpower PCB
  • Excellent overclocking
  • Awesome performance at 1T
  • Flexible timings (low latency or high speed)
  • Low voltage needed to overclock well

Cons:

  • Price a bit high (in comparison to other TCCD modules)

We would like to thank Corsair for providing us the sample.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit us up in the forums. You can also check out more of our latest reviews on the front page.

 

 

 

 



 

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