Corsair launches affordable 2GB DDR1 kits

Written by Wil Harris

October 28, 2005 | 10:40

Tags: #2gb #battlefield #ddr1 #fear #latency #quake #ram #timings #upgrade

Companies: #corsair

Corsair have announced that they have some new 2GB kits that are priced up with the slightly more frugal purchaser in mind, with the kit name being XMS-4000PT.

The kits are DDR1, PC4000, so are suitable for AMD kit. They come in at 3-4-4-8-1T timings, which is a pretty competitive speed, without being so fast you're going to need to sell a kidney to buy them. They operate at 500MHz, leaving a decent amount of room for overclocking your AMD chip.

Corsair have released the kit because they believe there's a market for people who want to go to 2GB, but don't want to be splashing out on super-fast sticks. The demand for 2GB of memory is starting to grow - we've seen performance increases in F.E.A.R., Quake 4 and Battlefield 2 from having 2GB of memory, and our new graphics card testing rig is specced out with 2GB of top-notch Corsair.

The 2GB kits are priced at a very reasonable $281 (no UK pricing available as of yet). We'd suggest that this is thoroughly good value. You can get more info on the kits in this Corsair PDF and you can find Corsair stockists here.

Are you contemplating moving to 2GB, or do you think that's overkill? Are you getting perfectly good Battlefield 2 performance with 512MB, or is latency so important to you, you can't play on anything other than 2-2-2-2? Let us know your thoughts over in the News Forum.
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