A couple months ago Legit Reviews was the first to show the world that Corsair was coming out with PC2-10000 memory kits and today we bring you our full review on one of these killer memory kits now that we’ve had one in-house for some time. The memory we are looking at today is the 2GB kit of Corsair DDR2 PC2-10000C5D modules, which are rated for operation at 1250MHz . These recently released modules are optimized for the new NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI-base platform and that just happens to be the platform we will be using for testing. By designing a memory kit for Intel Conroe/Kentsfield-based platforms this kit is aimed at giving computer enthusiasts and gamers the most memory bandwidth possible for their applications and games.
The pair of Corsair CM1X1024-10000C5D modules utilize the latest Corsair in heat sink design thanks to their use of the awesome looking black DOMINATOR heat sinks. These heat sinks have Dual-Path Heat Xchange (DHX) technology and can be coupled with the Corsair Dominator Airflow Fan to help keep the modules nice and cool. We have already talked about these heat spreaders in more detail here and here, so feel free to do some background reading before moving forward.
The Corsair 10000C5DF memory kit comes with the AIRFLOW fan as it is need to keep the memory nice and cool at the fast speeds. Since the modules are taller than normal and come with a fan the entire ensemble are shipped in a box, which is something you don’t see too often when you buy memory. There isn’t too much more to say about the modules and the packaging, so let’s take a look at the specifications and move on to testing.