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Super Talent 2GB PC2-6400 T800UX2GC4
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by Rob Williams on April 18, 2006 in Memory

Most people have not even heard of Super Talent, but they are not new to the memory market. They are however new to the enthusiast side of things. It looks like they know what they are doing, because these modules are FAST. Let’s take a deep look and see just how impressive they are.

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As you could probably tell by now, these modules are clocked for 400MHz, which is effectively DDR2-800 or PC2-6400. According to their web site, the timings for the modules are 4-3-4-8. This is a part that will confuse some people, and it did me. I was confused when I could not get the modules to boot at 4-3-4 with 1.9v. The only way it would boot was if I had 2.3v or more.

The reason behind this, is because Super Talent uses a slightly different timing order than most of us have become accustomed to. Here is a quick example to help clarify it:

    Normal Timing Scheme

  • CAS = 4
  • tRCD = 4
  • tRP = 3
  • tRAS = 8
    Super Talents Timing Scheme

  • CAS = 4
  • tRP = 3
  • tRCD = 4
  • tRAS = 8

This is something you will want to bare in mind. Whereas you may look at the timings on their site and see 4-3-4-8, depending on how you usually read timings, it’s actually 4-4-3-8. Now, because I did find 4-3-4-8 to be stable with 2.3v+, this is going to be some interesting over clocking memory, I can tell.

In regards to the chips that lie beneath the spreaders, Super Talent told me that they are Micron Rev. D. Upon further investigation, the chips are D9GKX (MT47H64M8B6-25E). Other recent Micron chips have had the tendency to thrive on voltage, so I expect the same here.