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Old 19th February 2008, 17:44   #1
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Corsair Advances Speed Grades on DDR2 & DDR3 DRAM Product Lines

Fremont, CA, February 19, 2008 – Corsair® http://www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that new record-breaking speeds have been achieved within the Corsair DDR2 and DDR3 lines of DRAM memory.

Maximum Performance & Extreme Over-Clocking for Demanding Gaming Enthusiasts

Available by the end of February, two new Corsair 4GB DDR2 module speed grades are being offered for high-performance enthusiast users: Corsair 1066MHz (PC2-8500) and 1142MHz (PC2-9136) 4GB memory kits (2X2GB). The new memory modules utilize Corsair’s patented DHX technology, which employs a specially designed quadruple heat sink to dissipate heat through both convection and conductive methods. The results are maximum performance and extreme over-clocking capability for the demanding gaming enthusiast.
“Pushing the limits of new memory technologies, architectures and densities is what Corsair is known for,” said Jack Peterson, VP of Corporate Marketing at Corsair. “These latest announcements will clearly impress our highly demanding enthusiast customers, as well as push Corsair even farther into the lead as the world’s fastest memory solutions manufacturer,” added Peterson.
Recent next generation platform testing using the latest DDR3 technologies, highest density DRAM parts, as well as Corsair DHX cooling solutions has proven that memory modules with performance speeds reaching over 2000MHz (PC3-16000) are now ready for production. The modules operate at faster memory bus speeds than currently available 1800MHz solutions.

The DOMINATOR line from Corsair has been the world’s leader in high-performance memory solutions and continues to lead the way with the addition of four new DDR3 DHX memory kits. These new modules will be available in 2GB configurations and are expected to be available this quarter.
“Since DDR3 was announced, the industry has been struggling to break through the 2GHz barrier,” said John Beekley, VP Applications at Corsair. “Combining our DHX Technology and extensive work with chipset developers on Bios modification, Corsair’s recent lab test results indicate that not only is 2GHz production memory going to be available, but there is plenty of room for further speed improvements.”
All Corsair memory modules are available through Corsair’s authorized distributors and resellers world-wide. Corsair DRAM products are backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty. Complete customer support via telephone, email, forum and TS Xpress is also available. For more information on Corsair High-Performance Memory, please visit http://www.corsair.com.


About Corsair

Corsair, Inc. has earned a reputation as being the first to market performance leader with cutting-edge products for the PC enthusiasts. Corsair supplies DRAM Memory, Flash Memory, Power Supplies and Water-cooling solutions for high-performance gaming systems, mission critical servers and portable notebooks. Performance, Reliability and Innovation – It is Corsair.
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Old 19th February 2008, 18:07   #2
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the only company that can be called a leader is the company that brings out affordable DDR3
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“Pushing the limits of new memory technologies, architectures and densities is what Corsair is known for,” said Jack Peterson, VP of Corporate Marketing at Corsair. “These latest announcements will clearly impress our highly demanding enthusiast customers, as well as push Corsair even farther into the lead as the world’s fastest memory solutions manufacturer,” added Peterson.
Pushing the limits is right... guess what Corsair is using for their heatspreaders on their DDR2 kits now? Plastic.

I've bought four kits of Corsair 2GB DDR2-800MHz RAM over the past year... two 6400 and two 6400c4. The last kit that just arrived has solid plastic heatspreaders that look identical to the aluminum heatspreaders they used to come with. What is the fricking point of even having a heatspreader if it is going to be 100% solid plastic.

I was sold on Corsair until this last kit of RAM arrived, I almost refused to accept it. If I hadn't needed it I would have. What a rip off.... no one that orders their DDR2-800MHz RAM is going to know if they are going to get aluminum or plastic heatspreaders.
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can you post some pics of those, that seems like a very weird thing to do, and hinders memory cooling
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That is why I am upset over it. 100% plastic "look-alike" heatspreaders is only going to insulate the RAM chips, and insulate them very well!!

I will have to shut down the computer they are in to snap photos, but I will post them when I get home late tonight or by tomorrow morning.

My theory is their RAM prices are so rock bottom that Corsair switched to cheap plastic as a cost cutting measure. To bad they lost me as a potential customer in the process. I think if I removed them I would void the warranty, so I left them in place.
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I can't remove the aluminum heatspreader sticks to photograph side-by-side with this one, but here's a quick shot of it.

I filed off a corner of the HS just to be sure it was plastic, and I was wrong. I have no idea what this is beyond some kind of cheap metallic alloy... it reminds me of pewter? My best guess now is that instead of high-grade aluminum, they switched to a low-grade blend of metal alloy to trim costs. Still, I guess it is better than plastic... It is nothing at all like the solid aluminum heatspreaders on my other Corsair kits though, in looks and in feel.

By contrast with the photo, the normal solid aluminum HS are completely smooth... in person this kit really does look still feel like solidform plastic to me although it is not.

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looks like a fancy surface for a kitchen table
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Old 20th February 2008, 22:27   #8
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LOL, that's just supposed to be a scratch resistant layer used on part of my desk. It's really much darker without the flash. The rest of the desk is the cheap particle-board veneer, and scratched up nicely.

Can sort of compare to photos here: http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1960

Notice the smoothness of the heatspreader... solid soda can smooth aluminum verses the pebbly/plastic texture of the alloys this stuff is made of. I noticed my ram has version # 2.1, at least one of my other kits was version 1.2v.
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I wasn't talking about the desk!
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