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  Product:     Corsair XMS4400 TwinX Memory Kit  
  Price:     $550 (CAN) / $419 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     Corsair
  Author:     Shatterstar
  Date:     April 7th, 2004
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Anna from Corsair for sending the Corsair XMS4400 TwinX Memory Kit for review.

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Introduction:

There are many paths on the way of the computer enthusiast enlightenment. One such path is the way of the overclocker which focuses on achieving a perfect balance in order to squeeze the most power out of a processor and other components. Be warned this is not as simple a task and can potentially damage working components if done incorrectly. Overclocking can be as simple as raising your front side bus, but this is only the one method of performance gain. Experienced overclockers have understood that in order to achieve high performance goals you must also have components that remain stable at a higher frequency and voltage. There are a wide variety of high performance components currently on the market and since 1994, Corsair has been supporting the special demands of mission-critical servers, high-end workstations, and gaming machines. The company has recently released a series of XMS Memory Modules designed for extreme performance. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the Corsair XMS4400 TwinX Memory Kit designed for dual channel DDR supporting motherboards.

Specifications:

The Corsair XMS4400 TwinX Memory Kit is one of several different memory modules packages available on the Corsair website. This memory kit is composed of a matched pair of memory modules and is designed with the 875P (Canterwood) chipset in mind. Here are some specifications taken directly from the Corsair website:

Corsair XMS4400 TwinX Memory Kit - Key Features:
Corsair XMS4400 TwinX Memory Kit: Manufactured by Corsair
1024 Megabytes of memory: Two matched CMX512-4400 modules
2-64x64 XMS TwinX Dual-Channel DDR 184-Pin
Dual channel testing environment: 275MHz Canterwood based test setup
XMS4400 memory is intended for use on ultra-overclockable motherboards based on the Intel 875P "Canterwood" chipset
Tested at DDR550 (275MHz) on an Asus P4C800-E motherboard
Tested at JEDEC-standard latency settings (3-4-4-8) for optimal memory bus speed
Optimum Canterwood performance achieved at high bus speed and relaxed latency
Test voltage: 2.75V
Lifetime warranty

Corsair XMS3200LL Pro Series TwinX Memory Kit
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Corsair XMS3200LL Pro Series TwinX Memory Kit
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The Corsair TwinX CMX512-4400 1GB Memory Kit was shipped in a retail blister package, which featured the standard advertising on the front. Showcased on the front were the two 512MB modules with their black anodized heat spreaders, Corsair also offers the same kit in a Platinum color. Printed on the front of the packaging and on the memory itself is the XMS series logo. The Corsair TwinX CMX512-4400 1GB Memory Kit is rated at a blazing DDR550 or 275FSB and is sure to test the limits of most if not all overclocking systems on the market.

Corsair XMS3200LL Pro Series TwinX Memory Kit
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Corsair XMS3200LL Pro Series TwinX Memory Kit
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Inside the retail packaging are two CMX512-4400 184-pin DIMM memory modules along with a 2-page fold out. On the back of the fold out is a summarized list of comments and awards that the memory kit has received from various websites and reviews.
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