|Intel Processors (Socket 775)|
|1066 MHz FSB (Dual DDR)||Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.46 GHzFSB1066|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte 8AENXP-DWIntel 925XEBIOS F2B (Jan 10, 2005)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series|
|PCI Express||GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GTMemory: 256 MB GDDR3-SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||Western Digital WD740JB Raptor74 GB, 8 MB Cache, 10,000 rpm|
|DVD/CD-ROM||MSI MS-8216 16x DVD|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Detonator 66.93|
|Intel Chipset Driver||Chipset Installation Utility 22.214.171.1242|
|OS||Windows XP Professional, 5.1.2600Service Pack 2|
For the comparison test we were primarily interested in finding out just what the latest DDR2 modules are capable of. For that reason we did not use traditional benchmarks, as the results are practically the same for various DIMMs at the same speed and timing parameters.
We were far more interested in finding out the maximum clock speed and the fasted timings that could be used at that speed. In our opinion, this information is the best indicator of which type of memory works best. To check the stability of the settings we wanted to test, we ran several cycles of the memory test from Prime95.