Gaming rigs are known for requiring some of the highest technologies available on the market, as more and more games demand better built graphics, memory support and obviously more computing power. This is why most manufacturers out there are offering products which are meant to provide performance levels beyond their standard version. Apacer is one of those manufacturers who, back in early 2007, released their Giant DDR2-1200 Memory module as part of their Overclocking series.
Overclocking and modding have become somewhat of a habit in the computing industry and most hardware manufacturers are now offering products that are factory overclocked, thus ensuring that even less-experienced users will benefit from these enhanced products. Overclocking can be carried out on various components like the CPU, graphics card and memory. Tweaking the CPU is most probably the most used form of overclocking. Overclocked memory modules are as important for an extreme desktop rig as any other hardware component.
The Apacer offering (DDR2-1200+) was mainly tailored for the game players and PC overclockers, enhancing the module speed to 1200MHz and the bandwidth to 9.6GB/sec. As compared with the previous DDR2-800MHz module, which only provided a maximum bandwidth of 6.4GB/sec, the improved bandwidth is quite noticeable. With a based voltage of 2.3V, these DDR2 modules provide a CAS Latency of 5-5-5-15, which ensures some reliable gaming support. With support for EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles) standard, Apacer's Overclocking memory should be the right thing for your extreme gaming rig.
The high-performance levels are also ensured by the built-in Heatsink. This thermal solution is meant to dissipate the heat generated by the memory dies running at high speeds. It will seem that almost every overclocked component will have to benefit from a separate thermal solution.