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TwinMOS Twister DDR-500 Memory - Conclusion

TwinMOS have been producing their Twister DDR-500 memory for around about a year now. Today we are checking out their still current flagship Dual Channel PC4000 memory modules and comparing performance in a range of different processor and memory speeds. Let's enter the storm and find out a little more!

| DDR Memory in RAM | Posted: May 25, 2004 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: TwinMOS

Conclusion

 

The TwinMOS Twister DDR-500 memory did exactly what it was supposed to which makes it a good product. The overclocking potential wasn't the best and it wasn't just our modules which we received for review - several reviews around the WWW have shown very little overclocking headroom over default.

 

There is no reason you should look past the TwinMOS Twister series of RAM. If you're looking for a reliable DDR-500 module which is capable of doing that speed with a CAS latency of 2.5, you shouldn't be disappointed. If you're looking for a DDR-500 module that you think is going to get DDR-600 speeds or around that mark, then you're looking at the wrong place.

 

This memory was extremely picky when moving to CAS 3 which may hinder its maximum overclock slightly but it was able to do DDR-500 @ CAS 2.5 which isn't disappointing. As we mentioned (and you can see for yourself), there is very little room between the heatspreader and the top of the memory slot. TwinMOS should have done a little bit of modifying to the heatspreader before they installed it on this module or on the other hand, should have continued to use a standard PCB size even if the chips are smaller.

 

TwinMOS are launching their DDR-2 line under the Twister name and we don't think we will be disappointed when some samples make its way into our labs.

 

- Pros

 

CAS2.5 @ DDR500

 

WLCSP makes contact to the PCB better

 

Did what they were supposed to do

 

- Cons

 

Tight fit into the memory slot

 

Small overclocking headroom

 

Problems at CAS 3

 

Rating - 7.5 out of 10

 

 

 

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