by Rob Williams on March 27, 2006 in Miscellaneous
If you are seeking out a new DDR2 kit, then make sure it’s at least 2GB! The 6400PRO from Corsair boasts the fast speed of DDR2-800 with timings of 5-5-5. Best of all though, it rolls in at 2GB and includes some purdy LED’s! (This article has been edited since first publishing due to debunked results the first time around.)
As we have seen throughout the benchmarks, this memory has a lot of pushing power. It overclocks extremely well, being able to gain 100MHz on it’s clock to reach DDR2-1000 speeds.. and that’s while retaining 4-4-4-12 timings. If you plan to purchase these modules and don’t even plan on overclocking.. do yourself a favor and at least run them at 4-4-4 timings. You don’t even need to change the voltage, so it’s hardly considered an overclock, but you will gain performance.
You can download a video of the LED’s here. (Right click, save as)
I have to say, these modules were quite fun to play around with. I am certain that these modules have even more potential than I managed to pull off, especially if you don’t mind hitting the 2.4v+ area. There are some overclocks floating around with these modules extremely stable at 520MHz. Also, because I was unable to hit 300FSB due to my CPU not being able to handle 4.2GHz on a stock cooler, I am sure I lacked some performance there. Once I move off the crap stock cooler, I will see what I can muster with 300FSB.. or more.
In the end.. these modules are a great choice regardless of whether you are an overclocker. For the price these are going for, they are surrounded with competition. But because of the proven overclock ability, it makes them a great value. Of course, having the snazzy LED’s on top doesn’t hurt either ;)
I am awarding these modules an 9 out of 10 and our Editors Choice award. If you wish to discuss this review, ask questions or simply comment, feel free to post a reply to our related thread.