Technology 256MB PC3200 DDR
by David, 9 December 2003
had the opportunity to use many different types of memory modules
of different makes, speeds and brands over at 8BallsHardware. One
name that stands out in terms of reliability, stability and often
overclockability is memory from Crucial. Weve played with the PC2100
variety as well as the PC2700 memory modules from Crucial before.
While Crucial doesn't officially condone overclocking their memory,
we were able to get pretty amazing stuff out of Crucial's PC2100
modules which were able to hit upwards of 190MHz speeds; about 60MHz
more than their rated speed. When running at stock speeds, stability
was exceptional, as Crucial traditionally uses slower memory timings
compared to the competition, preferring to get that extra bit of
stability and reliability instead. Getting a limited lifetime warranty
on their memory modules also serves to sweeten the pot for end users.
were recently sent a pair of 256MB PC3200 memory modules from Crucial.
While the modules aren't exactly sold in dual-channel configurations,
the two modules we had were identical, and worked flawlessly in
dual-channel mode in our Intel Pentium4 test system. How well do
they stack up against the competition? Read on to find out!
32Meg x 64
packaging is top notch as usual. The memory came in a corrugated
cardboard box. The memory modules are wrapped in anti-static bags
and slotted into grooves inside the box. The box looks to be able
to handle most anything courier companies can throw at it, aside
from directly crushing the box. Your memory will most definitely
arrive in tip top shape.
take a look at the contents of the box.
the box >>