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Corsair TwinX 1024-3200XL Pro 

Manufacturer: Corsair
Supplied by: Corsair
Street Price: ~$365.00

by Brian Tiller (6/18/2004)

Introduction

For more than 10 years Corsair has been a leading manufacturer of top quality memory. Pushing the envelope, they have constantly been at the forefront of the enthusiast computer community with their high end memory products. They were the first to introduce DDR550 and once again, they lead the way with the TwinX 1024-3200XL Pro.

Timings and Speed

Memory speed isn't completely tied to the MHz that it runs at. Also integral to its speed are the timings. Normally, as memory speed increases, so do the timings. This is the trade off that you make for having that ultra-fast overclockable monster. But the timings also have an affect on the speed of the memory. For a more detailed explanation of this, check out Tom's Hardware or Dev Hardware. The timings represent how many clock cycles it takes for the memory to perform a certain task. By decreasing the latency, you can effectively increase the speed that an operation runs at. So here we are, the Xtra Low Latency memory.

This PC3200XL has the lowest latency available at timings of 2-2-2-5. Plus, it incorporates Corsair's Plug-and-Frag BIOS. In other words, the memory's default timing is set to 2-2-2-5 at 2.75 volts. At these timings, Corsair has indeed claimed the Limbo crown.

Specifications:

  • Speed: DDR400

  • Timings: 2-2-2-5 @ 2.75V

  • Black Heat spreaders w/Activity LED's

  • Capable of DDR500 speeds at loosened timings of 2.5-3-3-7

  • Matched pairs/512MB each 


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