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. The Samsung TCCD is probably the best replacement for Winbond's famous BH5 chips.
DDR SDRAM is still very popular among many users because of a large number of procesors still support only DDR SDRAM. Even the AMD Athlon 64 processors supports only DDR SDRAM. Only Intel currently supports DDR2 modules.
Today, we are going to take a look at one of their latest DDR offerings - the Corsair 2GB XMS-3500LLPRO TwinX dual-channel memory kit!
This memory kit not only comes with bling! bling! in the form of 18 LEDs, it also has a huge capacity of 2GB! Large capacity DDR modules are still a relative rarity so if you are looking for high-capacity DDR modules, this will be one of them. 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 CMX1024-3500LLPRO 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.