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CSX DIABLO DDR3-2000MHz 3GB Triple Channel Memory Kit - The Package and Modules

Tri-channel memory for Core i7 is now the go and getting speeds out of it at 1.65v or less is tricky, but CSX has its new kit which does just that.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jan 27, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: Compustocx

The Package

 

CSX DIABLO DDR3-2000MHz 3GB Triple Channel Memory Kit

 

First off, CSX packages its modules in a plastic blister that is extremely easy to open and doesn't require any knives or blades; CSX, my hands thank you! - Each module comes in one of these packages and they all fit together to make a triple channel kit that looks modular, making it easier for CSX to sell them as single, dual or triple channel kits.

 

CSX DIABLO DDR3-2000MHz 3GB Triple Channel Memory Kit

 

Upon removing the modules from the blister back, we get our first good look at the modules themselves. First off, the design of them is oversized; the heatspreader that the DIABLO uses is alloy in construction and sits above the modules to increase the surface area, allowing for a much better cooling setup.

 

CSX DIABLO DDR3-2000MHz 3GB Triple Channel Memory Kit

 

On one side of each module CSX has placed a sticker with some basic information on the modules. Unfortunately there is no detailed info on the timings or voltages and you need to go to the Compustocx website to get any meaningful data. But rather than making you go and look for the data, we sifted through the information and found the modules are rated for CL9 at 1333MHz using the JEDEC standard. Using Intel's XMP profiling, the modules run 7-7-7-24 when at 16000MHz at 1.6v and 8-8-8-26 at 2000MHz using the full 1.65v. This is extremely impressive, if it will in fact do those speeds. Let's now find out!

 

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