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. Their XMS (Extreme Memory Speed) series of memory was expressedly designed for high clock speeds and overclocking.
Corsair was the first to introduce the Samsung TCCD memory chips to the masses with their PC3200XL series of DDR memory. The Samsung TCCD is probably the best replacement for Winbond's famous BH5 chips.
But for their latest and fastest DDR modules, Corsair has chosen to tap the potential of Infineon's Rev. C memory chips instead. The latest Corsair memory to use these memory chips are the newly released Corsair XMS-4400PRO DDR memory!
Today, we are going to take a look at their dual-channel memory kit based on this DDR2 memory - the Corsair 2GB XMS-4400 TwinX dual-channel memory kit! Let's take a look!
Like all Corsair memory kits, this one came in their standard plastic retail package which shows the two memory modules. What you see is what you get.
Not surprisingly, the back still features the same accolades from 2003. Although it's certainly within their perogative, it gave us the impression that Corsair never won another award after 2003.
Now, the package does not offer much protection against the trauma of mail delivery. So, you should ensure that it's properly packed in a box before it's mailed. But we like it because it's easy to open and the package is reusable.
Inside, you will find :
- Two Corsair CMX1024-4400PRO modules
- One instruction sheet
Corsair has always been pretty minimalistic when it comes to memory modules, and why not? All you want are the memory modules, right?
Incidentally, the instruction sheet is actually printed inside the paper insert you see in the packaging above. There are no earth-shattering revelations here for the seasoned enthusiasts. But it's still useful information for those who are installing memory modules for the first time.