In Search of True DDR2 Bleeding Edge Memory

Here's How We Tested At THG's Munich Labs

We ran all of our memory tests on the Asus P5WD2-E Premium (Rev. 1.01G) motherboard, with BIOS version 0302 (1/17/2006).

For our test platform, we used the Asus P5WD2-E Premium, which comes outfitted with the Intel 975X chipset.

Motherboard version info.

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Intel Processor (Socket 775)
FSB1066Pentium EE 955 Smithfield (2x3400 MHz 12KµOps+16/2048 kB)
Socket 775Asus P5WD2-E PremiumRev. 1.01G Bios: 0302 (01/26/2006)Chipset: Intel 975X
Common Hardware
Graphics Card (PCIe)Gigabyte GV-NX78X256V-BGPU: NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX (430 MHz)Memory: 256 MB GDDR3 (1200 MHz)
Hard DriveSATA Western Digital WD160160 GB / 16 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
DVD-ROMGigabyte GO-D1600C (16x)
Intel ChipsetIntel INF Update Utility (11/14/2005)
Nvidia GraphicsDetonator 81.98 (01/07/2006)
DirectXVersion: 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP2

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