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    Cool HEXUS.reviews :: World Exclusive - Corsair Dominator TWIN2X2048-8888C4DF RAM

    On Friday a plane flew over HEXUS.towers, dropping a package for us. We were being dominated, or were we the ones that would be doing the Dominating? Join us as we give Corsair's fastest ever memory modules a workout, analysing performance, overclocking and of course, the new cooling solution.
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    And if the memory doesn't work, at least you've got a supply of nit combs

    PS: there's an error on page 5 - the divX chart has an incorrect X-axis label

    PPS: There's a sentance that doesn't read so well on page 7:

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    Despite higher voltage and frequency, the Dominator modules run cooler when there's no Airflow over them.
    Should perhaps be changed to make it clear that they run cooler than the pro modules when there is no airflow over either. (Note lack of capitalisation of 'airflow' too).
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    Thanks for the feedback there Kalniel. I fixed an error in the DivX chart and introduced the one you spotted at the same time, whoops! As for the sentence on page 7, I've updated it. However, the the capitalisation of Airflow was intentional; that's the name of the cooler, and even without Airflow, there's still airflow from the system chassis and CPU cooler. Yay that's confusing!
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    Overkill, 100% overkill. You could buy a decent system for the cost of that memory, which will no doubt be midrange within 6 months. I completly agree with the statement:
    Quote Originally Posted by Article
    So, unless you're filthy rich and have a burning desire for the absolute fastest, some more modest TWIN2X or similar will likely bring you the same amount of joy for a nice saving.

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    Well the 'fastest' title didn't last long Geil have some PC9600 RAM here:

    http://www.geilusa.com/proddetail.asp?linenumber=79

    (ok, that's the AMD rating, only 8500 for intel)

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    From the review:
    A quick note on competing modules: Currently there are none, although Geil's and OCZ's websites list similarly specced products. However, we've not seen any available, or been offered samples yet.
    I could launch PC2-10000 on my personal website and claim to have the fastest RAM evar, but I'd rather not, seeing as I have no samples to seed to press, or e-tailers.

    Hopefully Geil and OCZ have product coming soon.
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    I agree with the sentiments above and in the review that this stuff is very expensive. It is targeted at the extreme enthusiasts though I suppose.

    I will say I'm a little dubious about the 10mins of memtest proving the RAM is stable at overclocked settings. In my experience you need at least 30mins and more specifically using tests 5 and 8. Also memtest stability does not always follow as windows stability - so Super PI 32mil or a good game of CS: S would be more in order
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    Memtest - needs to run for several hours in my opinion. For a quick test a single, complete run might be okay but it's nowhere near as comprehensive.

    I agree this looks like overkill though - and ramsinks are usually barely more than a gimmick..
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    I know it's an easy thing to say at this stage but: why have they not thought of heat-sinks rather than heat spreaders before now?

    Secondly although the Airflow thing looks quite nice (in terms of cooling power), one of the last things most of us want is a trio of 40mm fans. I am tempted though.

    The memory itself is way too expensive for me however.

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    Because you don't actually need either. Heatspreaders just look nice and bling
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve
    I could launch PC2-10000 on my personal website and claim to have the fastest RAM evar, but I'd rather not, seeing as I have no samples to seed to press, or e-tailers.

    Hopefully Geil and OCZ have product coming soon.
    Your friends at the Inq seem to have found some (http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=34166) however it could be that they were just testing on systems at the show rather than taking anything home.
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