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Test Setup

How Much RAM Do You Really Need?
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Processor
Socket 939 AMD Athlon 4000+ (Clawhammer, 2.4 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
Memory
AMD Platform (DDR400) 4x 512 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)
Corsair Pro Series CMX512-3200XL (XMS3208 V1.1)
(CL2.0-2-2-5-2T @ 200 MHz)
2x 256 MB - DDR400 (200 MHz)
GeIL GOS5123200DC (CL2.0-2-2-5-2T @ 200 MHz)
Motherboard
Socket 939 Platform Abit A8N Fatal1ty
NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra Chipset
System Hardware
Graphics Card (PCIe) NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (Reference Card)
GPU : NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT (405 MHz)
Memory : 256 MB DDR-SDRAM (550 MHz)
Hard Drive Maxtor DiamondMax 10
300 GB, 16 MB Cache, 7,200 RPM
Network Integrated NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet network
Power Supply Tagan TG480-U22, ATX 2.0, 480 W
Software
Chipset Drivers (PCIe) NVIDIA Forceware 6.70
Graphics Driver NVIDIA Forceware 81.85
DirectX Version : 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OS Windows XP Professional 5.10.2600,
Service Pack 2

Benchmarks And Settings

Benchmarks and Settings
OpenGL
Doom III Version : 1.3
1024x768, 32 Bit
Video Quality = Ultra Quality
demo1
Quake 4 Version : 1.0
640x480, 32 Bit
Video Quality = Ultra Quality
Custom made demo
DirectX 8
Unreal Tournament 2004 Version : 3255
1024x768, 32 Bit, Audio = off, max settings
THG8-onslaught-single
DirectX 9
Far Cry Version : 1.31, Build 1378
800x600, 32 Bit, Video Quality = Very High
3DMark 2005 Version : 1.2
1024x786, 32 Bit
Graphics and CPU Default Benchmark
Battlefield 2 Version : Demo 1.0
800x600 32 Bit
Quality options : tested using both max settings and lowest settings
Custom made demo
Video
Pinnacle Studio 9 Plus Version : 9.4.1
from : 352x288 MPEG-2 41 MB
to : 720x576 MPEG-2 95 MB
Encoding and Transition Rendering to MPEG-2/DVD
no Audio
Auto Gordian Knot
DivX 5.2.1
XviD 1.0.3
Version : 1.95
Audio = AC3 6ch
Custom size = 100 MB
Resolution settings = Fixed width
Codec = XviD and DivX 5
Audio = CBR MP3, kBps 192
182 MB VOB MPEG2-source
Audio
Lame MP3 Version 3.97.1 Multi-threaded Alpha
Wave 17:14 minutes (182 MB) to mp3
32 - 320 kBit
VBR = level 3
Applications
WinRAR Version 3.41
Extraction of 1 file, 2.65 GB
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096 kB
3DS Max 7 Characters "Dragon_Charater_rig"
1600x1200
Rendering Single
Synthetic
PCMark 2005 Pro Version : 1.0.1
All Tests
SiSoftware Sandra Pro Version 2005, SR2a
Memory Tests = Bandwidth Benchmark, Memory and Cache Benchmark
Multitasking
Quake 4 Version : 1.0
Set to loop using Ultra Quality settings
BulletProof FTP Server Version : 2.4.0.31
Transferring 3 files totaling 8,11 GB over Gigabit Ethernet
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