In Search of True DDR2 Bleeding Edge Memory

Aeneon DDR2-533: Unbeatable Price/Performance

Despite our efforts to procure a 667 module, Aeneon only sent us a 533 model. An explanation is that Aeneon is the newly-founded budget brand from memory manufacturer Infineon. Despite the label, however, the module ran at 667 (333 MHz) along with CL4.0 timings without a hitch - without even boosting the voltage. As a consequence, this memory represents an unbeatable price/performance ratio. Many other test candidates would do very well to follow this example.

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Aeneon (Infineon)
Manufacturer Details
Website:aeneon.com
Speed:DDR2-533 (PC4200)
Timings:CL 4.0-4-4
Size:512 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)single sided
Label:1Rx8 PC2-4200U-444-11AET660UD00-370A98XA5C51703
Module SPD-Timings
DDR2-533 (266 MHz)CL 5.0-4-4-12
DDR2-533 (266 MHz)CL 4.0-4-4-12
DDR2-400 (200 MHz)CL 3.0-3-3-9
Refresh Rate:7.8 us, Self-Refresh
Voltage:1.80 V
Test
Test I (default):DDR2-533, CL 4.0-4-4-12, 1.8V
Test II (timing):DDR2-667, CL 4.0-4-4-12, 1.8V
Test II (overclocking):DDR2-800@812 (406 MHz) 2.2V

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