TwinX512-4000 DDR Memory
by David, 23 December 2003
in a twin matched set of two 256MB modules, you can see that Corsair
uses heatspreaders for keeping the memory cool during operation.
While the heatspreaders' effectiveness is rather debatable at best,
every single bit of additional cooling provided is a great help
and is bound to provide some sort of benefit overall. During operation,
the heatspreaders did get rather warm, especially when the memory
was running in an overclocked state. As such, we can only conclude
that the heatspreaders are doing their job quite well.
heatspreaders are attached to the memory chips via thermal tape.
For additional security, Corsair secures the heatspreaders with
additional clips. Of course, removing the heatspreaders will void
closer inspection, the holographic sticker on the aluminum heatspreader
provides the end user with details about the memory module itself.
With rated timings at 3-4-4-8, this memory is optimised for high
bus speeds, which often require relatively lax memory timings to