2GB for the Masses – Corsair’s 4000PT and 3500LL

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Overclocking

With these kits each being rated at different speeds, we were anxious to see how far we could push them past what they were rated.  We overclocked them to their highest 1:1 with a 1T command rate and then we tried to see if we could go any higher with a 2T rate.

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With the 3500LL, we were able to get to a high 1T overclock of HTT 256, running 2.5-3-3-8.  This is a pretty nice overclock for sticks that are rated at DDR433.  Strange to us was that we could only push it to HTT 257 when using a 2T rate.  We tried loosening the timings even furtherto 2.5-4-4-8, and even 3-4-4-8.  None of this helped in our overclocking efforts.  I am not sure if it was the motherboard or the ram that was the issue, but this was strange behavior to say the least.

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The PC-4000 also did respectable for itself, reaching a high 1T overclock of HTT 276 and 3-4-4-8.  But once again, we faced a similiar situation in overclocking the PC-4000 that we did using the PC-3500.  The highest we could do at a 2T command rate was the ecact same!  HTT 276 was where it stopped!  Don’t get me wrong, this was not bad at all, just unusual. 

Overall, I would say I was pleased with these 2GB kits and there overclocking.  Astounded?  No.  We have seem some other modules that are able to do DDR600 with low voltage, but they also come at a premium price.  But these sticks did very well, and any user would be pleased to get a little more out of their purchase.

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