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DDR-400 Dual Channel Memory Roundup - Part 1 (Page 3)

Shawn Baker | Jun 21, 2003 at 11:00 pm CDT - 1 min, 39 secs reading time for this page
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Crucial are a very well known memory manufacturer thanks to its excellent quality memory and great prices.

With the ability to buy from their website, prices are a lot cheaper as you are cutting out the middle man (the wholesalers) who adds their profit margin on top. Crucial provided us with a PC3200 stick not long ago and due to the great results we received, they were the first on our list to organize another module for when it came to our Dual Channel round up.


Module Size: 2 X 256MB

Package: 184-pin DIMM

Features: DDR PC3200

Configuration: 8Meg X 16 Micron

Error Checking: Non-parity

Speed: 400MHz

Voltage: 2.5V

SDRAM Timings: CL=3


Crucial use the same brown box for all their memory and while it isn't very exciting it travels from one end of the world to the other without any damage.

The memory comes in a little anti-static bag and included in the box is an installation sheet that gives you installation instructions in a host of different languages.


Crucial have supplied us with 2 X 256 memory modules for use in Dual Channel mode. While these sticks don't came in a Dual Channel pack like some other companies nor do they guarantee Dual Channel will work, we will see if they have any troubles when running together later.

The very first thing you notice about the modules is the lack of heat spreader, this helps keep the price lower which carries onto the consumer.

Crucial have a very plain stick but are able to run at higher clock speeds without the use of a heat spreader due to the high quality Micron chips that are used on the PCB. The PC3200 sticks on offer by Crucial are only sticks in our roundup with a rating of CAS latency 3, which is the slowest CAS latency used with DDR memory. These modules are simply designed to run at DDR400 and work at those speeds without a problem. We will see how much further we can push these sticks from Crucial later.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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