IntroductionFrom the manufacturer G.SKILL:
- Package : 2048 MB kit (2x1GB) dual channel pack
- IC Spec : Samsung K4H510838C-UCCC
- CAS Latency : 3-4-4-8 (PC4000)
- Test Voltage : 2.6~2.8 V
- PCB Board : 6 Layers PCB
- Speed : DDR 500 MHz (PC4000)
- Type : 184-pin DDR SDRAM
- Error Checking : Non-ECC
- Registered/Unbuffered : Unbuffered
- Quality Control : Comprehensive rigorously tested in pair at dual channel environment
- Warranty : Lifetime
G.SKILL is using a blister pack which can be easily opened with your bare hands.
The "background" paper of the package is looking nice, and gives you some information about G.SKILL and contact data.
On the sticker you find the rated speed, the stock timings, rated voltage and the serial number for RMA.
The heatspreaders are black colored made from aluminum.
Brainpower makes the PCB with #808. It is very well known as one of the best PCBs for DDR-RAM.
2 GB - Who needs it?Many applications and games nowadays benefit from 2 GB of RAM. For example, the brand-new Quake 4 needs 2 GB to play at ultra-high detail with high resolutions such as 1280*1024. If memory is low, the game will start to stutter while it is loading the next part of the map. Also all professional CAD programs, such as AutoCAD and Solidworks with many assemblies benefit greatly from having more memory. Another important application is image editing with Photoshop for example. Once you start working on high-resolution images and apply a few effects with multiple layers, memory usage starts to grow quickly
For these usage scenarios the amount of memory will most probably be the bottleneck in your computer.