Memonex Top Series PC3 10666 2x2GB Reviewccokeman - May 16, 2010
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Many of us got into overclocking to get a little more performance for our rig of choice. Getting the right memory for your system and needs has always been a fine balancing act between cost and performance. You can get the really high end stuff for a guaranteed level of performance or you can take your chances a few steps down the ladder and shoot for the heavens by overclocking. The latter option is the way the majority of enthusiasts work - buy low and shoot high! Along that vein, we have the latest modules from Memonex, a company out of Taiwan, that is offering its TOP series modules to the masses. This set of modules is rated for operation at 1333MHz with a CAS latency of 8, at a low 1.5 volts, though not as low as some modules lately that run at 1.35v. I'm curious to see how this set of modules will fare against its contemporaries.
The packaging that hold the Memonex TOP modules is your standard clear plastic clamshell that holds the modules out front for a clear display of what you are purchasing. The graphic on the documentation is brightly colored to draw your attention to it when sitting on the shelf. Information on the front of the package includes the brand name and shows these modules to be part of Memonex's DDR3 TOP line. The rear view talks about the lifetime warranty, technical support, quality, and performance. One overriding theme seen on both the front and rear is that the TOP series is the "Fastest and Most Reliable Memory in the Market". I think I will have to put that to the test.
When you get the modules out of the blister pack, they do look pretty stunning with the black aluminum heatspreader adorned with a raised X on each side that serves two purposes - to help identify what series these modules are part of and to promote better cooling through increased surface area for heat dissipation. This set of TOP Series modules are rated to run at 1333MHz (667MHz) with timings of 8-9-9-15 and a JEDEC standard voltage of 1.5 volts for these DDR3 modules.
Let's see if the Memonex DDR3 TOP Series modules will live up to the hype as the fastest modules in the market.