by Rob Williams on May 16, 2006 in Miscellaneous
Corsair once again wants the top spot in the DDR market, and they have it. The 4400PRO is the only 2GB kit available at these speeds, which is reason enough to check them out. Well, they prove very fast as we had hoped, despite the somewhat loose timings. Let’s take a deeper look.
In this corner, we have the 4400PRO. *Raises 4400PRO high into air* … *crowd goes wild*.
Yes, I love how this memory performs. It proved to be the fastest memory I’ve had on my test bench, which speaks for itself. What I immediately like about the memory is the tweaking ability. Although it doesn’t overclock much higher than stock, understandably, it proves to be an enthusiasts dream.
As I mentioned in earlier on in the review, these modules will not prove to be 3D Stable at stock speeds for everyone. Regardless of what kit you get, it will work in *some* motherboard at stock, but Infineon CE-5 has proved to be extremely fussy. For example, I have two kits on hand. One does not do 3D Stable at stock speeds, but one does. In fact, my ‘best’ OC with these modules has been stock speeds with 1T command rate and 3-3-2-0 timings. That proved to be 100% 3D Stable. Again, it’s luck of the draw whether your kit will run at optimum speed.
In any case, if you want a blazing fast 2GB kit, you cannot go wrong here. Oddly enough, the 4400PRO kit sells for less than the 3500LL PRO in some retailers, so this would be the obvious choice in that case. Is there a reason you shouldn’t get this kit? Yes of course. If you do not have an AMD that is able to scale your memory properly to 275MHz, the modules will be wasted in your system. Another reason may be because you want AM2 which will require DDR2.
Anyway I look at it, I love what this memory has to offer. For that, I am awarding it a 9/10 and our Editors Choice award.
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