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DDR-2 533MHz Memory Royal Rumble - September 2004 - Kingston ValueRAM

It's been a long time in the works but we are finally ready with our DDR-2 533MHz Memory Royal Rumble of September 2004. We check out and compare the performance of memory modules from Kingmax, Crucial, TwinMOS, Mushkin, Corsair and Kingston. If you are on the market for a new set of DDR-2 memory, you cannot miss this article.

| DDR-2 Memory in RAM | Posted: Sep 17, 2004 4:00 am

Kingston DDR-2 533MHz ValueRAM using Elpida chip

 

-Specifications

 

Clock Cycle Time (tCK) CL=4 3.75ns (min.) / 8ns (max.)

 

Row Cycle Time (tRC) 55ns (min.)

 

Refresh to Active/Refresh Command Time (tRFC) 75ns

 

Row Active Time (tRAS) 40ns (min.) / 70,000ns (max.)

 

Single Power Supply of +1.8V (+/- .1V)

 

Power (IDD0) 1.440 W (operating)

 

UL Rating 94 V - 0

 

- The Packaging

 

Kingston hasn't created anything fancy when it comes to the memory packaging. This particular line of Kingston memory we are looking today at is part of their value series named ValueRAM and is designed for people who want to enter the market without spending too much money although with that said Kingston aren't the cheapest DDR-2 modules available in our roundup.

 

- The Modules

 

The last module out of our array of memory in this roundup also doesn't use a heat spreader and are the only modules here today to utilize the Elpida chip. Elpida was one of the first companies to publicly release specifications on their DDR-2 chip many months ago.

 

 

As you may have figured out we now have a 1GB set utilizing Samsung 32 X 8 chips (Kingmax), 1GB set utilizing Micron chips (Crucial), 1GB set utilizing Samsung 64 X 8 chips (TwinMOS) and now a 1GB set utilizing Elpida chips.

 

This combination of RAM will help us determine which performs best out of a broad range of DDR-2 memory.

 

 

 

Find the lowest price on DDR-2 Memory!

 

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