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Corsair 2GB XMS-3500LLPRO TwinX Memory Kit

This 2GB XMS-3500LLPRO TwinX memory kit is Corsair's largest and fastest dual-channel memory kit for those who are looking for a low-latency DDR solution. It is not only rated with low timings of 2-3-2-6, it also supports a 1T command rate.

Each module has a huge capacity of 1GB, giving the memory kit a total capacity of 2GB. While many PCs are still shipping with 512MB or even 256MB of memory, many gamers and hardware enthusiasts will welcome the increased capacity with open arms.

With games like F.E.A.R. demanding 2GB of memory for maximum performance, serious gamers will be gunning for large capacity modules like this Corsair memory kit. Even graphics editors will appreciate the increased productivity that 2GB of memory can provide them.

With 2GB memory in the testbed, we tried launching Nikon Capture, an image editing software, with more than twenty RAW images with a resolution of 6 megapixels. Even though it took up more than 700MB of memory, the system easily handled the load!

Performance-wise, these modules do almost as well as as Samsung TCCD-based modules. That's not bad at all for 1GB modules. In fact, they are, by far, the best 1GB modules we have tested to date.

At 2.5-3-3-7, it did what other modules could only manage at the looser timings of 3-4-4-8! But running them at 3-4-4-8 didn't yield better overclocking, which was a slight disappointment. If you are an overclocker, these modules should suit you nicely. They do pretty well at both 2-3-2-6 and 2.5-3-3-7.

But be warned that you may or may not achieve similar overclocking results. Due to the fact that Corsair uses three different memory chips for these modules, your overclocking results may differ quite a bit from what we have gotten. The modules we tested used the Infineon HYB25D512800BE-5 memory chips.

Of course, Corsair are not only targeting these modules at gamers. They are also targeting these modules at case modders who will definitely appreciate the activity LEDs. But if you do not have a PC enclosure with a side window, this feature will be nothing more than a side note.

But all that performance and bling! bling! do not come cheap. If you want these high capacity, high speed modules with LED activity lights to go, be prepared to pay premium prices for them.

With all that in mind, we are proud to present the Corsair 2GB XMS-3500LLPRO TwinX Memory Kit with our Reviewer's Choice Award. Great job, Corsair!

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

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Review Comprehensive Review
Kit Part Number

• TWINX2048-3500LLPRO

Module Part Number

• CMX1024-3500LLPRO

Speed Grade

• PC-3500

Rated Clock Speed

• 218 MHz

Rated Timings

• 2 - 3 - 2 - 6

Rated Command Rate

• 1T

Module Dimensions

• 4.45 cm (1.75 ") tall
• 13.74 cm (5.41 ") long
• 0.76 cm (0.30 ") thick

Module Weight • 82.2 g
• 2.9 oz
Memory Chip Types Infineon Rev. B (mostly) or Rev. C die
Aeneon Rev. C die
Dual Channel Transfers Yes

• Black-anodized XMS aluminium heatspreader with 95% greater surface area than standard heatspreaders

Special Features • XMS heatspreader
• 18 activity LEDs
Package Contents

• Two Corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO modules
One instruction sheet

Warranty • Lifetime Warranty


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