Well, DDR2 is nearly at the end of its run. Though the Phenom II uses DDR2 memory, AMD has announced that the Phenom III will utilize DDR3 memory, which will probably mark the end of new designs of DDR2 modules.
It has been quite a long run, and with the success and continued use of DDR2 memory in newer chipsets such as Intel's P45, DDR3 hasn't seemed to have caught on as quickly as it should have. DDR3 prices are surprisingly low already, and their prices will continue to drop.
So who is CSX? CSX is short for CompuStocx, a German memory manufacturer. Though unknown in the PC world, CompuStocx is the number one European supplier of Apple aftermarket memory. With over 10 years experience, 5000 sales a day and their memory modules in over 2 million Macs worldwide, in addition to a lifetime warranty and a very simple RMA process, CSX is already a very successful company. They are also a JEDEC partner and hold ISO 9001 certification.
Besides plain ol' PC memory modules, CSX also builds memory for overclockers and gamers in their CEC and Diablo series memory modules. Though CompuStocx is well known in Europe, they aren't well known in the US and are working on getting into the North American PC system memory and SSD markets. Today I will be looking at the CSX CEC series DDR2-800 CL5 4GB dual-channel kit. Will the CEC do the trick? Read on to see!
Part Number: CSXO-CEC-800-4GB-KIT
Memory Type: 240-pin DDR2 DIMM
PCB Layers: 8
Heat Spreader: Metal Cooler