Crucial 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3 PC3-10600 Memory (CT2KIT25664BA1339)Nov 21st, 2010 | By Simon
Detailed below are the specifications of the system used during testing:
- CPU: Intel 661
- MB: MSI H55M-ED55
- GPU: Axle HD 5450 LP 512MB
- HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
- CPU HSF: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13
- Case: Silverstone GD05
- PSU: OCZ 600W Stealthxstream
- OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64
All benchmarks and tests were executed five times and an average was taken to derive the most accurate results. The tests will be conducted at stock frequency, highest stable frequency at CAS 9 and stock frequency with the tightest possible stable timing.
- Memory & Frequency
- Crucial CT2KIT25664BA1339 – 9-9-9-24 @ 748 Mhz / DDR3 1496
- Crucial CT2KIT25664BA1339 – 9-9-9-24 @ 666 Mhz / DDR3 1333
- Crucial CT2KIT25664BA1339 – 8-8-8-24 @ 666 Mhz / DDR3 1333
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at the first set of benchmark results. Everest consistently delivers good information about memory performance.
From the first set of benchmarks, we see that more MHz does increase memory performance but timing plays an important role as well. By simply tightening the timing on the memory you get an immediate boost in performance.
Next up, FutureMark takes the stage for testing with 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage.
My video card, Axle HD 5450 LP 512MB, fits the budget class and the video card performance shows that. However, this is a memory review and what we’re looking for is overall consistent performance. Within 3DMark Vantage the ten percent gain in frequency has led to a 10% increase in CPU performance and overall score. The boost we got in tightening the timing was not nearly as large. Oddly enough, with PCMark Vantage the performance difference by overclocking and or tightening the timing was not as big either. The overall score still increased by 10% but the memory score only increased by 5%. The performance boost in other applications ranged from 2 to 10%.
Last up is HyperPi. This modified version of SuperPi allows us to run multiple threads at the same time. It still calculates the value of pi to a ridiculous decimal place. Keep in mind a lower time is better.
The tighter timing definitely showed an improvement over stock speed as did the boost in overall speed.