Well, I started out a regular memory review today, however, it looks as if I got some pretty exciting results in the long run. And these results make sense not only for the memory modules tested today, but for the whole bunch of similar products coming into the today’s market.
First of all I have to stress that as we have seen again, using overclocking friendly DDR500 memory modules in regular systems is none other but tickling your vanity, without any actual reasons. DDR400 SDRAM with lowering coefficients and lower latency provides about the same performance level even in the worst case. We have already mentioned it in our article called Choosing Optimal Memory to Match Intel Pentium 4 Processor. And today we saw another piece of evidence proving this point.
Secondly, if you made up your mind to get the overclocker’s DDR500 SDRAM, then Corsair TwinX1024-4000PRO modules might not be the best choice for you in terms of their functional characteristics. There are more stable and faster memory modules in the today’s market. You are free to choose from a few alternatives by the same Corsair or OCZ. Besides, Corsair TwinX1024-4000PRO doesn’t work that well with i865PE based mainboards, that is why we would warn you against using this combination in your system.
Of course, the LED indicator system used on Corsair TwinX1024-4000PRO deserves all the praise. The “memory activity LEDs” will become a really nice feature of your system case. However, when you get your XMS ProSeries modules you should keep in mind that nicely blinking LEDs harm your system reliability.
So, summing up, I can say that Corsair TwinX1024-4000PRO appeared to be a pretty fun thing, which will find its place in overclockers’ systems based on i875P platforms. However, quite a few drawbacks we discovered during the test session prevent me from calling this product the today’s best choice.