Super Talent T1000UX2G5 DDR2-1000 (2 x 1 GB) Dual Channel Memory KitFormer staff writer - March 29, 2007
Price: $290 - $507 USD
Memory. We all need it for our computers, and it's becoming more and more important to us. As advances in technology occur, our software applications become more complex and demanding, and the operating systems that make our machines run become more powerful and also more memory intensive.
Fortunately, these same technological advances are helping the memory manufacturers, such as Super Talent Technology, who are making better and faster modules for us to use to feed these beasts. In fact, Super Talent Technology describes these modules I am testing today as, ”ideal for gamers, power users and overclockers, and is perfectly suited for the fastest new Intel and AMD platforms.”
Who is Super Talent Technology? Headquartered in San Jose, California, Super Talent Technology designs and manufactures DDR and DDR2 memory modules and Flash based storage devices for computers and consumer electronics. Super Talent's Silicon Valley based electrical, mechanical, and software engineering teams develop leading-edge DRAM and flash memory solutions for a multitude of applications. Their US-based engineering enables Super Talent to bring advanced new products and technologies to market well ahead of the competition. A leading innovator, Super Talent holds over 100 patents on DRAM and Flash module design and manufacturing processes, making Super Talent one of the world's chief patent holders in memory device categories. Super Talent is an active member of JEDEC, the association that defines future memory standards. The company is a technical leader in producing industry standard memory modules as well as in developing custom memory solutions. They have 14 highly automated assembly lines that stand as the largest and most advanced memory module production facility in North America. Today I am reviewing their T1000UX2G5 part, which is a dual channel kit of DDR2-1000 memory that has timings of 5-5-5-15 at 2.2volts. Elsewhere on the net these T1000UX2G5 PC2-8000 modules have won awards for value and performance, so, let’s have a look at these modules and see what OCC thinks of them ;).
The modules came in the standard retail plastic casing and clamshell design. It was easy to open and no damage occurred, so I can return the modules to the package at a later time for safekeeping. In with the modules is a paper insert with the Super Talent name and on the back side is a bit of advertising and a website address for if you need any technical support. The modules themselves are incased in a thermally bonded, blue heatspreader with raised silver letters spelling the Super Talent name on one side. The heatspreaders themselves are embossed with several bumps to increase the surface area of the spreaders for increased heat dissipation. One thing I noticed right away, after having handled a few different sets of ram, these seemed to be heavier that most. It must be attributed to a beefier heatspreader.
The other side of the modules has a sticker that gives you the manufacturer, part number, size and timings of the modules. Since these are geared for the power user, gamer and overclocker, they fit my needs perfectly because I am all three. I think it is high time to put these puppies into the system.