Saturday, November 04, 2006

Tech Link (Memory): DOMINATOR CAS4 tested ---> Corsair TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF OCing Report!!!

One of the overclockers over at XS has posted a result of his evaluation kit of the uber RAM from Corsair*. Of course, it is going to undergo some massive torture and stress testing. Expand for more..

Hello and Welcome fellow memory addicts to my 12th OCing Report!

--- Part1: Introduction. ---
Less than two weeks ago, I have received from Corsair a brand new 2x1GB DDR2 kit for evaluation. This time, it's the highest rated (and most expensive at the same time, hehe) representative of the new "DOMINATOR" line - TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF. There are at least two reasons this memory stands out, before even getting into testing it:

* whooping stock rating of DDR2-1111 12-4-4-4.0 @ 2.40v
* intriguing looks with an ingenious new cooling solution behind it called "Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX)"

So, what's up with the new looks, you'd ask? Well, here's what Corsair engineers came up with. In short, heat generated by memory chips on a module is being dissipated through convection (by means of heatinks attached to the back of memory ICs) and conduction (through solder balls of BGA package, into copper traces and planes of PCB). So, Corsair engineers took their proven PCB design and modified it. They added a bit to its height, then extended above mentioned copper traces to that new area, finished them off with large copper pads on both sides of PCB and slapped a nickel-plated heatsink on those pads. After that, another aluminium heatsink equipped with fins at the top has covered memory ICs.
To aid in heat dissipation, Corsair wants to convince enthusiasts to throw away 80-120mm fans we've all being using so far, and added their own little cooler. It consists of three 40mm quiet fans and its housing is mounted on top of the modules with help of "tabs" on both sides of DIMM sockets. Pretty neat, eh?

Source:DOMINATOR CAS4 tested ---> Corsair TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF OCing Report!!!

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