by Rob Williams on October 10, 2005 in Memory
Corsair have just launched what they call the fastest ASUS compatible DDR1 memory on the market. At PC3500 and CAS2, these 1GB sticks soar past the competition. Let’s see just how overclockable they are, and see how far we can push them while keeping our beloved CAS2.
So what can we make of these modules? These are the first Corsair modules that we have taken a look at on the site, and they will certainly not be the last. They came, I saw and they impressed. These are indeed the first 1GB modules at PC3500 speeds that come in with a stock CAS of 2. We were not able to overclock at all and keep that CAS rating, but either way, that’s a big accomplishment.
We have also come to a conclusion, that even though these modules are ‘ASUS-Ready’, they still kick ass in other set-ups. Since these are so optimized for use with the ASUS boards though, I am interested in seeing the performance seen when combining the two.
Our overclocking results were impressive. 260MHz at 3-3-2-6 is some great stuff, and is made even better by the fact it’s only using 2.8v. These modules proved faster than any other in our previous reviews, making buying this 2GB kit a smart move.
What else sets this memory apart are the heatsinks. If you have a case mod, then the lights can really add some flair to it, and make your friends envious. On the customer side of things, Corsair offers lifetime warranties on all their modules. If you are interested in seeing the lights in action, you can download a small video clip here (6.0MB).
If there’s any doubts left in your mind about buying a 2GB kit in general, there shouldn’t be. A few months ago, you would be hard pressed to find a quality 2GB kit under $400US. Now, we can get a kit for just over $300, and the prices continue to drop. Since our OCZ PC4000 2GB kit review last month, those modules have already dropped $50. Times are good in tech!
The TWINX2048-3500LLPRO have impressed us, and come feature packed. They can handle very tight timings, have a lifetime warranty and also are not too expensive. In fact, they are some of the lowest priced 1GB modules out there, and that adds a ton to the value. I do not have a single bad thing to say about these modules, and am awarding them a 10/10 and an Editors Choice award. I look forward to seeing what Corsair has in store next, and can’t wait to see benchmarks being done with the recommended ASUS board.
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