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The following info is contained in the modules’ SPD:

So, we’ve got the same info as in the specification. This SPD leaves a poor impression, to tell you the truth: the manufacturer didn’t even bother to fill its own name in.

The main thing, however, is how the product performs in real life. Here are the results of our overclocking experiment conducted for the PQI3200-2048DBL kit at its default voltage of 2.6V:

So, the memory from PQI can’t get a good word from us even for its performance in the tests. Yes, it is usable at the specified 2-3-2-10 timings and 200MHz (400MHz DDR) frequency, but this memory has a really tiny overclocking potential. Relaxing the timings doesn’t help as the maximum frequency achieved is only 215MHz (430MHz DDR). This is far worse than Corsair’s modules on analogous chips have done. The sloppy heatsink design or maybe something else led to this result.

We couldn’t improve the results of the PQI3200-2048DBL kit by increasing the supply voltage. The frequency potential worsens at 2.8V voltage. At 3.0V the modules can’t start up even at the default 200MHz settings whatever timings you may choose.

So, the PQI3200-2048DBL kit appeared a disappointment. This memory kit was the last one to finish the race in this review. It is only capable of working at frequencies near 200MHz (400MHz DDR).

 
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