PNY XLR8 D22GX93XLP-5 (DDR2 1173) Memory ReviewMon, Jan 14, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Up Close And Personal
PNY went all out in their packaging. When you open up the box that the kit ships in, you are automatically impressed with the quality and appearance of the packaging. It just screams high end parts here!
Once you open up the box, you can see that the dims are securely packaged, leaving no room for shipping damage. The dims themselves are also quite impressive looking. In fact, when you were young and in school, you can probably remember the one kid that was just huge, not fat, but huge, and had been shaving since the age of four. You would look at that kid and just be impressed because of his stature. That is the same way we felt when we opened up the box with this kit. These dimms are huge, just massive!
Inside the box top, we find a short little set of instructions that give you the basic information of correctly placing the dimms in your board. This is a nice touch, and you will never have to worry about losing the paper instructions that come with your DDR modules. Of course, I am not to sure that instructions are necessary, so it likely would not matter if they were included or not. If you are paying big bucks for memory like this and you need instructions to install memory, you probably should be paying someone else to do it for you.
The modules themselves are very nice looking, I would have preferred to see black PCB used instead of the green, but that is certainly just a preference. PNY uses a massive heatsink to cover the chips and PCB. The design really does a good job at dissipating heat, as even at 2.5v running through these sticks they were never very warm to the touch at all.
PNY has a catchy and attractive logo on one side of the dimms, which denotes that this kit is in their performance line of products.
The other side of the module is where the identification sticker is placed and gives you the timings and voltage that the sticks are rated for.
Let’s look at our setup for testing!