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DDR-400 Dual Channel Memory Roundup - Part 1 (Page 5)

By Shawn Baker | Jun 21, 2003 11:00 pm CDT
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Kingmax are one of the largest memory manufactories in the world and we saw this for ourselves when Kingmax were kind enough to let us tour their factory when in Taiwan for Computex last year especially thanks to our counterparts at Kingmax Technology Australia (namely Ken Barsley) who supplied the samples for this article and all our previous content.

Kingmax are not a company who concentrate on overclockers but one who want to simply produce a lot of high quality memory module that does what it says - if it goes further it is a bonus.


Module Size: 2 X 256MB

Package: 184-pin DIMM

Features: DDR PC3200

Configuration: 16 Meg X 16 Kingmax

Error Checking: Non-parity

Speed: 400MHz

Voltage: 2.5V

SDRAM Timings: CL=2.5


Kingmax are the first memory module we have since so far which offers a retail packaging. Kingmax has chosen to go a very simply design that simply states the speed of the memory module and its size along with a few other items such as the technology used, in this case TinyBGA. The packaging isn't fancy but it is nice to see something slightly more exciting then a simple antistatic bag.


Kingmax use a technology as talked about in the Terminology section of the article known as Tiny BGA.

We will see later on if this new technology makes any difference as far as performance is concerned. It is definitely worth noting that the modules offered by Kingmax are the cheapest and we will see if this carries over performance and if it is able to keep pace with the more expensive modules.

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Shawn Baker


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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