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DDR2 to the Max - High-end kits Tested

By: Cameron Johnson | DDR-2 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 31, 2007 4:00 am

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 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)


Graphics Card: MSI 8800GTS 640MB (Supplied by MSI)


Cooling: Gigabyte Neon775 (Supplied by Gigabyte)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 158.22


Down to our test system, we have our new P35 motherboard on the chopping block form Gigabyte. P35 chipsets have a much faster memory controller than the previous P965 chipset, along with a higher obtainable bus speed. 600MHz is now possible with the latest BIOS updates.


We did two major tests, first we did the JEDEC 800MHz using the SPD of the modules, this gauges how well they run at the lowest common denominator. Next we kicked it into high gear and did our tests with the memory at overclocked speeds; these were with the memory at their highest obtained speeds. We tried to keep the CPU as close in clock speeds as possible by lowering or raising the multiplier, though it was hard at times.


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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.





First Everest shows us at stock speeds the Kingston 6400 series is very powerful due to its extremely low latencies. When overclocked we see the Kingston PC2-9600 take the lead with Geil right on its heels.


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