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    Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro PC3200 Dual Channel Kit and Transcend PC4000 512MB Review
    Author: Alan Wong
    Date Posted: December 7th, 2003
    Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro 1GB DDR400 Dual Channel Kit SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Transcend TS64MLD64V5F DDR500 512MB SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Bottom Line: If you want to tweak a bit extra out of your kit then its important to get good RAM. We evaluated two sets of RAM from Corsair and Transcend against gaming/system benchmarks, there was a difference, if you want to overclock which would be the best option for you, read on to find out in our official review............

    Find the lowest price for this product Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro 1GB DDR400 Dual Channel Kit
    Find the lowest price for this product Transcend TS64MLD64V5F DDR500 512MB
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    Transcend TS64MLD64V5F 512MB DDR500

    Transcend was first established in 1988 and was known for making printer drivers and protection software. In the past 3 years, Transcend has developed greatly and has since introduced to the market their line of DDR RAM and ATI Graphics cards. They are also well known for their line of portable storage devices, such as their USB Jetflash. Lily of TranscendUSA was kind enough to send to us the TS64MLD64V5F 512MB PC4000 DDR500 Stick of Memory.

    Just by seeing PC4000 and DDR500, youíre probably thinking "Damn, thatís fast!" Unfortunately, not many boards will actually be able to detect the stock speed of 500MHz DDR (or 250MHz, whatever you prefer). DDR500 is not JEDEC approved and therefore it is not standard for a motherboard to detect a stock speed of 500MHz, as far as memory goes. JEDEC stands for the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council and is the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that represents all areas of the electronics industry. In short, they are the ones who make the decision of what becomes a standard as far as electronics are concerned.

    My Gigabyte nForce2 Ultra400 motherboard only managed to detect 400MHz DDR when first installed. In most boards, users would have to overclock the module manually to achieve 500mhz DDR (if that is even possible).

    As far as overclocking went, I was only able to set it to 221.8MHz with a stable CAS Latency of 3 (with a timing of 3-4-4-8). I was unable to run with stability at any higher timings because I would experience random system reboots when running.

    The reason why I was not able to increase the speed to 250MHz (which is equivalent to 500MHz DDR) was because my system would not boot with that setting. I switched between FSB of 166MHz and 200MHz but the closest I could get to 250MHz was 221.8MHz. This is most likely the fault of my motherboard/FSB, not the RAM. However, the fact that it could not run stably at a timing of 2.5-4-3-7 was quite a disappointment, since the Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPRO managed to surpass even 2.5-4-3-7 and ran stably at a timing of 2-3-2-6 @ 221.8MHz.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPRO Dual Channel Kit
    3. Transcend TS64MLD64V5F 512MB DDR500
    4. Test Setup
    5. Gaming Benchmarks
    6. System/RAM Benchmarks
    7. Overclocked Results
    8. Conclusions

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