When we mention the name Corsair, it is automatically associated with 'high performance overclockers' memory' by many. Corsair memory is undeniably one of the most popular choices when comes to overclockable memory modules. The XMS (Extreme Memory Speed) memory is Corsair's line of premium memory modules meant for high clock speeds and overclocking.
And while Corsair is well known for their high speed memory modules, they also sell memory for other market segments. For example, for server use they have the Ultra-Stable Server Memory and for the value segment, they offer their ValueSelect Desktop Memory.
Today, we will take an in-depth look at the Corsair 512MB Low Latency PC3200 TwinX memory modules.
The Corsair TwinX512-3200LL
Going by the official name of Corsair TwinX512-3200LL, they are actually a matched pair of pre-tested low latency CMX256A-3200LL PC3200 memory modules. This pair of memory modules have been thoroughly tested on the latest dual-channel motherboards based on chipsets like the NVIDIA nForce2 and the Intel i865/875. That is basically the difference between TwinX modules and the usual single memory module.
Corsair actually sells two types of PC3200 memory in their current product line. One goes under the name 3200C2 while the other is the one we are reviewing today - the 3200LL.
The only difference between the two is their stock timings. Not a whole lot of difference actually since both are rated for a CAS latency of 2 cycles. The difference is actually in the RAS Precharge timing. In the C2 model, it is set to 3 cycles while the LL model is rated at only 2 cycles! Corsair recommends running the C2 model at 2.5-3-3-6 if you plan to use four memory modules.
Okay, enough introduction! Let's check out the Corsair TwinX512-PC3200LL memory modules!