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Corsair Dominator 8500C5DF Review
Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 08 May 2007 21:00


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Nordic Hardware 

Corsair was one of the first manufacturers to enter the enthusiast market by releasing memory intended for higher frequencies than the ones in the IC circuits' original specifications. Lately, we've been seeing new innovations from Corsair like load indicators, programmable LEDs and more advanced heatsinks when it comes to memory, but also additional products such as flash drives, power supply units and water cooling devices.

Read the full story at Nordic Hardware:

  • Product Name: Corsair XMS2 Dominator 8500C5DF
  • Model Numbe: TWIN2X2048-8500C5DF
  •  Type: DDR2, 240pin DIMM
  • Memory Amount: 2GB (2x1024MB)
  • Specified Speed: 533MHz, 1066DDR2, PC8500
  • Specified Latencies: 5-5-5-15 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
  • Specified Voltage: 2.2V
  • Buffered: Unbuffered
  • Other: Enhanced Performance Profile (EPP)
    DHX (Dual-Path Heat Xchange) heatsinks
    SLI-Ready certified
    Corsair Dominator Airflow
    10 year warranty

We've listed the specifications of the memories and we can see that the most vital information is found in the product code. Twin2X means that we're talking about two memory modules, 2048 means that the amount of memory is 2048MB, 8500 is the PC-rated speed, C5 is for Cas5, D is short for Dominator and last but not least we have F, which reveals that the memories are paired with a fan. We have discussed how it's a good idea to cool today's high-end memories, and it is starting to feel like a necessity during high voltages and overclocking. Corsair was one of the first manufacturers to use sturdy heatspreaders for the memories, which earlier consisted of a thin metal plate, tops.

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