G.Skill DDR500 F1-4000USU2-2GBHZ 2x1GB RAM ReviewSagittaria - July 13, 2006
These two sticks can be used in dual channel. So be sure to consult your motherboard’s manual for the correct slots to use dual channel. If your setup is single channel you may still have to consult your manual. My motherboard, an ASUS P4C800-E, requires the memory to be inserted in the black slots. Installation is simple. Simply push the stick in and the clips will snap closed.
Before we dive into testing these babies out, we have to take a look into what they're designed for!
2GB (1GB x 2)
500MHz DDR (PC4000)
6 Layers PCB
These sticks utilize Samsung UCCC ICs, which have been known to hit the incredible speeds of DDR550+! These are mounted on the Brainpower PCB, which is also one of the choice PCBs of overclockers around the world.
You might be wondering what DDR500 is. Well, think of DDR500 as a rating, similar to DDR400. A CPU, such as an Athlon 64 or Pentium 4, typically requires DDR400. It all depends on your setup basically and I’ll just use DDR400 as an example. What about DDR500? Will it run at that if my CPU only requires DDR400? The answer is no, the RAM will run at DDR400. In order to use DDR500 you will need to overclock. Overclocking your CPU will also overclock your memory since your memory speed also determines your processor speed. Here is a good article to overclocking. Overclocking basics