The Firestix line of Buffalo Tech’s lineup is designed to offer superior performance at overclocked settings. This surely is a product description that peaks our interest, so we were anxious to get our hands on this set of DDR2. Buffalo supplied us with a 1GB kit, which was actually a little disappointing since most of the kits we have in house are 2GB kits. Let’s take a look at the kit…
As you can see from the package, the kit comes in an attractive aluminum red heat-spreader with the Buffalo name and “Firestix” logo imprinted on the heatspreader.
Buffalo also puts a sticker with the model number, size of dimm, and speed and cas settings. This kit is rated at pc2-8500 speeds, and runs at a Cas setting of 5. Buffalao has the rated timings for this kit at 5-5-5 according to their web site.
A closer look at the IC’s reveals the Micron logo and the product codes to be able to get data on these particular ICs. We went to Micron’s site, and found this data. As you can see, the specs that Buffalo are rating these chips at are above Micron’s specs. Buffalo then is rating these chips at overclocked speeds right out of their door, which is nothing new in the industry.