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  • Corsair Twinx4000 DDR500 Dual Channel Memory Review
  • Corsair Twinx4000 DDR500 Dual Channel Memory Review



    Secret weapons come in all shapes in sizes; some consist of throwing stars to the head while others are simpler more effective alternatives. In the case of the Corsair TwinX2048-4000 we get two times the normal memory, enhanced bandwidth for overclocking and no messy cuts that cause you to bleed profusely. In short the best of both worlds.
    As our benchmarks shown when compared to similar DDR500 memory the 2GB TwinX modules came in faster despite the more aggressive timings found in the smaller Ballistix modules. Nothing totally new here since we simply removed the HDD access bottleneck from the equation Keep in mind that these modules are also designed with overclocking in mind and are fully tested for stable operation up to 250 HTT/FSB without the need for timing tweaks. That isn't to say you can't achieve the same with similar LL and XL modules, this is just more convenient.
    So to sum up here is my list of Good things and Bad things.
    The Good Things
    True DDR500 modules
    Twice the memory of normal Dual Channel Kits
    True paired memory
    Ability to run overclocked at 1:1
    Cooler Running memory
    Excellent pricing over other 2GB kits
    Heat spreaders that work
    The Bad Things
    Higher SPD Programmed Latency
    Ninjalane Rating
    I would like to thank Corsair Memory for helping to make this review possible.