I decided to use the two popular memory benchmarks that are also used by Corsair in their demo charts. While trying to find the stable maximum FSB I used SETFSB to speed up the process. The maximum FSB and memory speed that I was able to use and get Pifast to complete one cycle was 275 MHz. As the memory is running at 1:1 the speed of the modules were 550 MHz. This wasn't totally stable for getting all the benchmarks done so I dropped it a bit, to 271 MHz (DDR542MHz !) and allowed the CPUBurnMMX to test the setting for 15 minutes. Because the motherboard is limiting the DIMM voltage to maximum of 2.7 volts I wasn't able to clock the modules any further. Another limiting factor can be the CPU itself because this is the highest speed that I have ever managed to get out from it. This said, the potential of these modules for further overclocking by raising the DIMM voltage and/or replacing the CPU looks really promising and I'm confident that we will see even higher numbers than these in the future.
I have to say that I wasn't too supprised to see these results. I have used modules made by Corsair before and I know what to expect from the products that they make. Sure, they may not be the cheapest products around but they will give you something that those modules that you bought from the sale can't; Great overclockability and good stability at the same time plus a lifetime warranty.Both benchmarks and the fact that I was able to reach this stable 542 MHz mark with these modules prove that the name Xtreme Memory Speed is well suited for this line of products from Corsair. It is easy for me to give Editor's Choice Award for this product because it offers the latest and greatest memory technology that you can purchase for your system. If you run your system with regular FSB speeds and don't plan to overclock it in near future you have the option to stick with those cheap modules. Users that like to be on the leading edge and seek for the best technology there is, Corsair's XMS4000 is definitely something that you have to try.
Skrevet den 28. Jul 2003. Nyheden er læst 1201 gang(e).
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