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Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 memory kit - DDR-2 not dead yet - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Everest

Crucial shows us why we do not have to rush to get DDR-3 just yet with this high-performance DDR-2 memory kit.

| DDR-2 Memory in RAM | Posted: May 29, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: Crucial

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (Supplied by Intel)

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte P35-DQ6 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 SATA (Supplied by Seagate)

 

Graphics Card: MSI Radeon X1950 Pro (Supplied by MSI)

 

Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.3.0.1013, ATI Catalyst 7.4 and DX9c

 

Our test system has been upgraded now to run the Gigabyte P35-DQ6 motherboard, which even in its infancy has proven to be a very good board for the price as well as its feature set.

 

Its overclocking has already surpassed that of the P965 board, and is set to go higher with future BIOS updates. For our Memory tests we ran Everest, PCMark, ScienceMark, Adobe Premiere Elements and Prey which gives us a mix of synthetic, real-world applications and real-world gaming results.

 

Let's get this show on the road and see how Crucial's latest high-end performance RAM performs.

 

Everest Ultimate Edition

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2006

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.lavalys.com

 

Buy It Here

 

 

Everest Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning Everest Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.

 

 

 

 

Here we can see the Crucial Ballistix has the Corsair memory beaten in all tests.

Crucial Technology Ballistix Tracer 2 GB DDR2 RAM (BL2KIT12864AL1005)

 

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