The package consists of a plastic blister that
seems to be designed for exposure of the memory kit. Before opening it we liked it, after we didn't. We at ocaholic like to unbox and box memory
over and over again and this one, once opened, can't be closed anymore since you have to cut the package to pull
out the modules.
The design and heatspreaders
makes me think about those old school memory kits back in the DDR1 days. Too bad
it's not a sabertooth-zombie-unicorn-like heatspreader, I like sabertooth-zombie-unicorn-like
heatspreaders... Lets be serious again! The heatspreaders are clean, the quality
is good and they're low profile. Not everybody will like the design but those
be put into a case and forgotten in there so that shouldn't be the biggest issue. On the other
hand I like that the
design is dual sidded, some manufacturers only print one side of the
module and the other side stays empty.
heatspreaders wasn't easy, ADATA used some very good quality
thermal glue pads to keep the heatspreaders on the ICs. Though we
did know which memory chips have been used for this memory kit due to
the specs we like to have a look at them. Below you find a shot of one Hynix
MFR-PBC memory chip that powers those ADATA
The SPD reading tells us more about the memory itself like the
capacity, the name of the manufacturer, the JEDEC profiles stored which
are in 5 accompanied with one XMP profile and the week of production.
No Part number, pity.
The SPD has been well recognized by the BIOS of our motherboard as well as by
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