Corsair launches XMS ProSeries DDR Modules

Posted on Friday, September 12 2003 @ 18:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
I have just received some more information about Corsair his new line of memory. The XMS ProSeries memory is basically the same as their XMS series memory, with a better heatsink and an integrated memory activity meter.

Corsair Memory, today announced the ProSeries, a new series of ultra-performance modules in their highly awarded XMS module family. XMS ProSeries modules offer the same extreme performance XMS modules are known for, but also incorporate two essential new features: an all-new heatsink designed for optimum thermal efficiency, and memory activity LED’s.

Corsair’s new high-efficiency heatsink was custom designed especially for the XMS ProSeries. It is crafted from cast aluminum to offer excellent thermal qualities. Its mini fins maximize air surface contact area to draw heat away from the memory chips and dissipate it more quickly. The heatsink, which is bonded to the memory chips with a unique thermal adhesive, is embossed with bold “XMS” lettering on both sides of the module. On the top edge of the heatsink are windows to the activity LED’s.

XMS ProSeries modules feature a row of LED’s on the top edge that display real-time memory activity level. Corsair is the first company to ever offer an activity meter on the module itself. Corsair invented this feature for the growing legions of enthusiasts and gamers who use windowed chassis, so they can tell at a glance the current level of memory activity. Each memory bank has a row of nine dedicated activity LED’s that alight as the level of memory activity increases. 512 Mbyte XMS ProSeries modules, with two banks, have a total of 18 activity LED’s in green, yellow and red.

According to Corsair President Andy Paul, “The XMS ProSeries further extends Corsair’s leadership in high performance module design. We combined the most efficient and stylish heatsink in the industry with never-before-seen activity monitoring features and XMS’s legendary performance to deliver what will soon become the de facto standard memory module for gamers and enthusiasts.”

The following XMS Pro Series modules and module pairs are available immediately from resellers worldwide:
- TwinX1024-4000PRO – matched pair of 512MB, DDR500 modules
- TwinX1024-3200C2PRO – matched pair of 512MB, DDR400 modules
- CMX512-4000PRO – 512MB, DDR500 module
- CMX512-3200C2PRO – 512MB, DDR400 module

Looks pretty cool I think, but on the other side I do not really think that many users will really have any benefit from memory acitivity LEDs on their memory modules. But it sure looks cool..

  Part Number Speed Size Latency Package Heat Spreader
  500 MHz 1 GB 3-4-4-8 2x184 DIMM Black XMS ProSeries
  400 MHz 1 GB 2-3-3 2x184 DIMM Black XMS ProSeries
  500 MHz 512 MB 3-4-4-8 184 DIMM Black XMS ProSeries
  400 MHz 512 MB 2-3-3 184 DIMM Black XMS ProSeries

Some photos can be found here

Product specification page can be found here. a video from Corsair can be found here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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