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DDR-400 Dual Channel Memory Roundup - Part 1 (Page 9)

By Shawn Baker on Jun 21, 2003 11:00 pm CDT - 1 min, 9 secs reading time for this page
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Test System

Processor(s): Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz "C" (Supplied by Altech Computers)

Motherboard(s): Abit IC7 Canterwood (Supplied by Altech Computers)

Video card(s): PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro (Supplied by Altech Computers)

Hard Disk(s): Seagate 80GB 7200RPM (Supplied by Altech Computers)

Operating System Used: Windows XP Professional

Drivers Used: Catalyst 3.4

Software Used: SiSoft Sandra, PC Mark 2002, 3DMark 2001 SE, 3DMark 2003, Gunmetal, Code Creatures, Quake 3, Vulpine GL Mark and Commanche 4

Test System Comments

All memory was tested at CAS 2 with memory timings set to 2-2-2-5 within the BIOS with the voltage on each running at 2.8v (.3 over default spec) throughout our entire testings.

We choose to include a host of benchmarks that not only concentrate on memory but other aspects of your computer. We will find out if the difference in memory brands effect video performance or CPU performance, if at all.

None of the memory modules are Dual Channel branded specific modules.

SiSoft Sandra

SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) 2001 is a synthetic windows benchmark that features different tests used to evaluate different PC subsystems.

- Sandra Memory Test Buffered

Mushkin takes the lead in the first test, of course this is only synthetic and we will see if it carries over into real world gaming tests.

- Sandra Memory Test Un-Buffered

In Un-Buffered tests which don't use any processor optimization and give us a truer indication of RAM performance, Kingmax takes the lead.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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