Corsair Factory Tour

Written by Wil Harris

September 20, 2004 // 1 a.m.

Tags: #california #corsair #corsair-memory #fab #factory #factory-tour #fremont #memory #ram #xms

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

Each module is hand-checked for problems and resoldered, by hand, if necessary.

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

Finished modules are X-rayed by this machine to check the module at the lowest level.

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

When a new batch of modules is developed, they go through stress testing in a heated environment. These machines run loops in a controlled environment of up to 75C, to make sure modules will run within operating specs.

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

Every single Corsair memory stick gets tested in a fully working machine.

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

The machines are based around popular platforms for that stick of memory - such as the Asus A7N8X, which uses PC3200 memory. The stress test is contained on this PCI card, which costs in the region of £500 just for a single one!

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

Once tested, the modules are ready to be heatsinked (heatsunk?)

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

The finished thing is clamped together ready to be packaged up.

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

Spot the quote?

Corsair Factory Tour Factory Tour Part 2

That\'s a lot of memory!

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