Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPRO - Low Latency DDR400 RAM - HotHardware

Corsair TWINX1024-3200XLPRO - Low Latency DDR400 RAM

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Compatibility Testing: Before we sat down in front of our test machines to benchmark Corsair's TWINX 1024-3200XLPRO memory modules, we installed them in some of the systems we had available at the time to see if there were any compatibility problems to speak of.  We tried the sticks in a total of 7 different systems, powered by various popular chipsets, and didn't encounter a single problem.  All of the systems booted into Windows and worked without a hitch.  We tested these modules on the following platforms...

With the exception of the Abit IC7-MAX3 and the Asus A8V Deluxe, which we used for the benchmarks in this article, to quickly test these modules all we did was install them, power up the systems, made sure Windows booted and we ran SiSoft SANDRA's burn-in wizard for a few minutes.  This limited compatibility testing should obviously not be considered gospel, but it does bode well for the TWINX 1024-3200XLPRO memory modules.  The fact that they worked properly on the popular platforms that we tested here, means most consumers should have good luck as well.

HotHardware's Test Systems
Not all are created equal...
SYSTEM 1:
S939 - AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (2.4GHz)


Asus A8V Deluxe Motherboard
VIA K8T800 Pro Chipset

Corsair TWINX 1024-3200XLPRO
Kingson HyperX PC3500
Generic PC3200

Radeon 9800 Pro
On-Board 10/100 Ethernet
On-Board Audio


WD "Raptor" 36GB Hard Drive
10,000 RPM SATA

Windows XP Pro SP1
ATi Catalyst 4.6
DirectX 9.0b
SYSTEM 2:
Intel P4 3.2GHz "Northwood"


Abit IC7 Max3
Intel 875P Chipset

Corsair TWINX 1024-3200XLPRO
Kingson HyperX PC3500
Generic PC3200

Radeon 9800 Pro
On-Board 10/100 Ethernet
On-Board Audio


WD "Raptor" 36GB Hard Drive
10,000 RPM SATA

Windows XP Pro SP1
ATi Catalyst 4.3
DirectX 9.0b

How we configured our test systems:  When configuring our test systems for this review, the first thing we did was enter the system BIOS and set each board to their "Optimized" or "High-Performance Defaults".  The hard drives were then formatted, and Windows XP Professional (SP1) was installed. When the installation was complete, we hit the Windows Update site and downloaded all of the available updates, with the exception of the ones related to Windows Messenger.  Then we installed all of the necessary drivers, and removed Windows Messenger from the system altogether.  Auto-Updating and System Restore were also disabled, and we setup a 768MB permanent page file on the same partition as the Windows installation.  Lastly, we set Windows XP's Visual Effects to "best performance", installed all of our benchmarking software, defragged the hard drives and ran all of the tests.  Throughout all our benchmarking, we had the memory voltage set to 2.8v.

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