We always look forward to receiving memory
from Corsair because they are always almost certainly
guaranteed to be cutting edge performance modules. Corsair
also tend to be quite radical recently with design such
as their Cool water-cooling kit or their Xpert DDR with
LED displays. However today’s review product is
focused purely for the performance user, that being their
new DDR2-667 PC5400UL memory.
to display high resolution images, some software may class
these as "popups"
Corsairs PC5400UL comes packaged in the standard plastic
case which many manufacturers use. The memory sits between
the plastic layers along with the cardboard information
I personally am not keen on these casings
and much prefer the brown box that Crucial send their
memory in, it just appears to provide more protection
than a thin plastic case.
The sticks themselves have a very solid
feel to them; the heat spreader is made of aluminium and
features the now familiar corsair part info sticker. The
memory chips within the modules are manufactured by Micron.
For this part Corsair has set the SPD
timings to 4-4-4-12 and this is confirmed by our CPU-Z
What’s interesting about these
sticks is that Corsair have validated them at 3-2-2-8
@2.1v and 665Mhz which is very fast for DDR2 and as this
is an officially supported speed we shall test both stock
DDR2-667 timings and enhanced settings in our tests.