With memory prices dropping to unprecedented lows, and as 2GB kits become the standard not only for high end gaming systems but everyday usage, it is hard to decide between the variety of quality kits available on the market. Today, instead of comparing products from different companies, or focusing on a single kit, I have decided to bring you a variety of 2GB kits from one memory manufacturer, Corsair Memory.
Based in Fremont, Ca. Corsair has established itself as arguably the top dog in the system memory market. With memory kits that fit every possible need from budget to high end enthusiast systems, Corsair is a name that is synomomous with both quality and performance. If you are in the market for a 2GB kit keep reading as we’ll cover memory kits that run at PC32000 (DDR400), PC3500 (DDR438), and PC4000(DDR500).
Starting with the TWINX2048-3200C2 and its tight timings of 2-3-3-6 at DDR 400, then on to the TWINX2048-3500LLPRO and its 2-3-2-6 timings at DDR438, and finally onto Corsair’s newest kit, the TWINX2048-4000PT that promises DDR500 at 3-4-4-8. We’ll look at each kit individually, making sure to explain the benefits and drawbacks of each as well as explain what type of user and system they might fit best. Then we’ll benchmark each kit at its rated speed and timings, and finally overclock them to squeeze every last bit of performance from them.