Both sets of memory come in a transparent plastic blister packing. Each has
a colourful paper insert inside extolling the pair of memory modules, something
typical of high-end memory modules.
Beyond the cosmetics though, I felt that the packaging was somewhat
flimsy, as the plastic was somewhat soft, resulting in several dents in the
packaging. Though the memory was undamaged, the strength of the packaging could
Both pairs of memory are physically identical except for the
sticker identifying its model, rated speed and timings. A large black heatspreader-cum-LED
unit is attached to each unit. While heatspreaders are not really necessary
for today’s memory, they do make an otherwise plain stick of memory look
more aesthetically pleasing.
Both sides of each module have a large sticker affixed onto it. As mentioned
earlier, one side displays the more technical details of the memory, including
its model number, size, serial number, and rated clock speed and timings.
The 3500LL PRO is rated to run at 2-3-2-6 timings at up to 219Mhz (438Mhz effective).
Nice tight timings for those low latency memory freaks, and it even comes with
a mild guaranteed overclock.
The 4400 PRO goes much higher, giving a guaranteed overclock
of up to 275Mhz (550Mhz effective) at even looser timings of 3-4-4-8. No doubt,
this pair is going to cost more than the 3500LL PRO.