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Live Memory Test: Overclock 'Em Till They Crash

Kingston Retail Memory Meets the Expectations

With the adjustments to our test rig, both the retail and the review memory Kingston were equally fast. The review samples crashed at a memory clock speed of 471 MHz, which corresponds to DDR2-941, while the store bought memory modules were able to run reliably at up to 476 MHz (DDR2-954). This is only a 1.4 % difference, which proves our experience of mass production memory showing average clock speed variances of 2-3% among equal parts.

The memory that we bought in retail was able to reach 476 MHz memory clock speed (DDR2-954) before it crashed.

The review test samples crashed at 471 MHz (DDR2-941).