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A closer look at DDR2 memory flagships - Retro Review


Published by Christian Ney on 04.05.11 (27235 reads)
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With this article we give tribute to some of the best DDR2 memory modules which have been introduced to the market. Therefore we decided to remove the dust from all these modules and overclocked them to their limits in order to determine which modules do have the potential to become small treasures.







In this article we're going to test different DDR2 Modules. Therefore we're analysing the overclocking potential of all the different DIMMs and we'll also show which of these modules might become overclockers treasure within the next years. We can guarantee you that the results are astonishing! Furthermore we will also update this article over time in order to provide an overview regarding as many memory modules as possible.


The nominees are:

OS and Drivers
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Mainboard
  • Asus Rampage Formula
CPUs
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Memory
  • Corsair Dominator GT PC8500 DDR2-1066 5-5-5-15
  • OCZ Reaper HTC PC8500 DDR2-1066 5-5-5-18
  • Kingston HyperX PC8500 DDR2-1066 5-5-5-15
  • G.Skill HZ PC8500 DDR2-1066 4-4-4-5
  • Kingston ValueRam PC4300 DDR2-533 4-4-4-12
Graphic Cards
  • MSI Radeon HD 3450
HDD
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB
PSU
  • Corsair HX850




Testing methodology:

To validate a frequency at corresponding timings we use Super Pi 1M. The benchmark has to complete a run once that we write the result down.




Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Kingston HyperX
Page 2 - Corsair Dominator GT Page 5 - Kingston ValueRam
Page 3 - OCZ Reaper HTC Page 6 - G.Skill HZ
  Page 7 - Overall


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