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SyncMAX PC2-5400 DDR2 EXpress

Manufacturer: SyncMAX
Supplied by: Concord Idea Corp
Estimated Price: $99.00

by Brian Tiller (5/22/2006)

Introduction

Today we have something new on the review bench to take a look at. When it comes to memory, most people think about OCZ, Corsair, Crucial or one of the other well known enthusiast companies that we are all familiar with. However, there are quite a few other memory makers out there and we've seen quite a few in the past few years target the enthusiast and overclocker crowd. One of these is Concord Idea Corporation with their SyncMAX memory modules. 

Concord Idea is based in Toronto, Canada. Utilizing a 65,000 square foot facility. All of their modules are made in house from a highly experienced manufacturing team sporting a one year warranty. Their latest lineup, SyncMAX DDR2, is targeted squarely at the enthusiast crowd with it's very low latencies. 

The set that we have in the shop today is a 1GB kit, touted as being able to run DDR2-533 with timings as tight as 3-3-3-8 and DDR2-667 with 4-4-4-10 timings.

Now these memory sticks don't have not fancy heatspreaders on them, so we'll definitely have to take a look at how hot these babies get.

On one side of the memory is a yellow and black plastic placard with the SyncMAX EXpress logo. Also listed are the timings for PC2-533 and PC2-667 as listed above.

  

On the reverse side is a white sticker with a bit more information such as the rated voltage, listed at 1.9v.

Concord Idea Corp. claims to produce all memory modules in house, and from a close look at the chips on these DIMMs, you can indeed see these are labeled as SyncMAX chips.
 

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