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CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-8500C5

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  • DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
  • Timing 5-5-5-15
  • Cas Latency 5

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The Twin2X2048-8500C5 is a 2048 MByte matched pair of DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs that have been tested as pairs in dual channel DDR2 motherboards. This part delivers outstanding performance in the latest generation of dual-channel DDR2-based motherboards. It has been tested extensively in multiple DDR2 motherboards to ensure compatibility and performance at its rated speed. This memory has been verified to operate at 1066MHz with latencies of 5-5-5-15.


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2/ 5
10 years later

Pros: Great ram.

Cons: This was back in the day when heat spreaders were new...
When I popped this ram in... I literally POPPED it in. I pushed down on the spreaders and the spreader came off taking a ram chip off with it.

Learned my lesson then.

Nowadays spreaders are put on in such a way where you can at least push on the actual PCB of the ram so that you don't have to press down on the spreader attached to the ram chips.

Overall Review: Maybe next time I'll write reviews sooner... LOL

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5/ 5

Pros: Boots and runs 1066 with no without tweaks as it should on my GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L. Gotta love it.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I checked my mobo spec sheet for ram before I bought my ram.

Do yourself a favor and check before you order and save yourself some headaches.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Slightly Disappointed

Pros: Affordable ram, manufactured by Corsair... an industry leader in quality and performance.

Cons: For the first time ever, I was disappointed with Corsair memory. On 3 different motherboards, this set of ram was recognized as 800mhz instead of the 1066mhz it's advertised to be. I could overclock it to 1066mhz without problems, but I didn't feel I should have to do this just to get it to run at the advertised speed.

Overall Review: I have built and/or rebuilt hundreds of computers over the last 14 years, and for the last few years, I have almost exclusively used Corsair ram in my projects. While I still have the utmost faith in Corsair, this particular set of ram left me somewhat disappointed.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Review Update

Pros: It was detected at 1066 and worked perfectly...

Cons: ...for about 3 months.

Overall Review: In the 3rd month I started getting game crashes. I ran stress tests, trying to find the problem. It seemed all was cool and stable. But, something odd I noticed in CPUz was the RAM's SPD reporting a max of PC2-6400 (800), even though the timing table did show the 1066 option. So, I threw memtest86 at it. Virtually non-stop errors. I put the RAM down to PC2-6400 settings, and most the errors when away (I still got about 10 errors per pass). I can no longer recommend this RAM.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best Out There

Pros: This is the best memory you can buy for the price! No questions asked. It works in every motherboard I have ever put it in. I bought this same set of memory 2 years ago (paid a lot more as well) and I had to buy another set to make 4 gigs for my new rig.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Corsair is the best memory company IMO.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works great in a GA-P35-DS3L

Pros: Works great on my Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L as expected - this memory is on the memory compatibility list for this mobo. No bios tweaking needed for the system to see them as DDR2/1066. Painless.

Cons: I'm not overclocking at all and they seem to get much warmer than I'd like. I upped the size of my cooling fans and installed a side fan blowing directly on them to cool them off.

Overall Review: I'll probably buy another set to put me up to 4GB.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
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5/ 5
THE BEST OF IT"S SPEC CLASS!

Pros: This is the best Ram of it's spec class DDR2 1066
2gb dual channel.
Nothing in these spec class Ram can beat these Ram cards.

Cons: Shouldn't be unless you do something dumb or bad luck.

Overall Review: SO FAST it makes the inferiorities of the CPU and Motherboard stand out.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Memory

Pros: Great memory. Plenty of speed for OC'ing and the Latency is great even at stock. I was able to get mine to run at 4-4-4-12 instead of the 5-5-5-18 and at 1333FSB.

Cons: Its Corsair. They have none.

Overall Review: Great memory. Its basically the PC26400 modules that were ale to OC higher and have a hgiher voltage set. But they OC nice and run great in an Asus P35 mobo with a Q6600.

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