There is no denying that system memory is a critical component to anyone interested in overclocking a computer. Few people will argue that when it comes to purchasing memory "you get what you pay for." Today so many companies manufacture and sell memory that it may be hard to identify the differences in memory quality. As most of you are aware better quality RAM allows for higher memory clock speeds, better benchmark results, and better system stability. Today we'll see how well the Super Talent T1000UX2G5 2GB PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Kit can perform at default speed, and with stressful increases to the memory clock speed.
Before taking a look at the T1000UX2G5 2GB PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Kit, let's take a look at some information on the company and this particular memory, as taken from the Super Talent website...
"Headquartered in San Jose, California, Super Talent Technology designs and manufactures DDR and DDR2 memory modules and Flash based storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. Super Talent's Silicon Valley based electrical, mechanical, and software Engineering teams develop leading-edge DRAM and Flash memory solutions for a multitude of applications. Our US-based engineering enables Super Talent to bring advanced new products and technologies to market well ahead of the competition. A leading innovator, Super Talent holds over 100 patents on DRAM and Flash module design and manufacturing processes, making Super Talent one of the world\'s chief patent holders in memory device categories. Super Talent is an active member of JEDEC, the association that defines future memory standards. The company is a technical leader in producing industry standard memory modules as well as in developing custom memory solutions."
Product Features and Specifications:
The specifications for the T1000UX2G5 2GB PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Kit reviewed today is listed below. Keep in mind this memory is rated from the factory to run at 1000Mhz with 2.2v and mediocre timings of 5-5-5-15.
» Speed: PC2-8000 (DDR2-1000)
» Size: 2GB (2x1GB)
» Latency: 5-5-5-15 (CAS, tRCD, tRP, tRAS)
» Package: 2x240 DDR2 DIMMs
» Non-ECC, Unbuffered
» Chip Architecture: 2x 128Mx64
» Super Talent's test voltage: 2.2v
» Heat spreader: Cast Aluminum, high efficiency (HE) heatspreader
» Lifetime Warranty
For additional information about the memory check out Super Talent's T1000UX2G5 DDR2 PC8000 specification sheet. (Adobe Reader is required).
Many, if not most, memory manufacturers are using packaging similar to that seen in the images below. The Super Talent T1000UX2G5 2GB PC2-8000 DDR2 Memory Kit is sold in a clear plastic blister pack that provides a good look at the modules, some basic product/corporate information, and a few accolades from other tech sites.