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Ups and Downs: Memory Timings Put to the Test

Test System

Intel Processors (Socket 478)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR400)Pentium 4 3.20 GHz Extreme Edition(3200 MHz 12-8/512/2048 kB)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR400)Pentium 4 3.20 GHz (3200 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket A)
200 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR400)Athlon XP 3200+ (2200 MHz 128/512 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket 940)
200 MHz FSB (DUAL DDR400)Athlon FX-51 (2200 MHz 128/1024 kB)
AMD Processors (Socket 754)
200 MHz FSB (SINGLE DDR400)Athlon 64 3200+ (2000 128/1024 kB)
Memory
DDR400 (200 MHz)Corsair TWINX PC35002x 512 MB CL 2.0-3-2-6 (Socket 754 and Socket A)4x 256 MB PC3500, CL 2.5-2-2-5 (Socket 478)
DDR400 (200 MHz)Legacy Electronics Registered ECC PC32002 x 512 MB CL 2.0-3-2-6(88S6HDAR-1TDG 5733) Infineon Chips
Motherboard
Intel 875(Socket 478)Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Rev : 1.02Bios : 1011 BETA 0064 x 256 MB Corsair TWINX PC3500
NVIDIA nForce 2 Ultra(Socket A)Asus A7N8X Rev : 2.00Bios : 10062x 512 MB Corsair TWINX PC3200
VIA K8T800(Socket 940)MSI K8T Master 1-FAR (MS-9130)Bios : 1.0Bd Rev : 12 x 512 MB Legacy Electronics (Reg. DDR)
VIA K8T800(Socket 754)MSI 8KT Neo (MS-6702)Bios : 1.0 Rev : 1.02 x 512 MB Corsair TWINX PC3200
Common Hardware
Sound CardTerratec Aureon 7.1 Space96.00 kHz sample rate
Graphics CardMSI FX5900U-VTD256GPU : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 UltraMemory : 128 MB DDR-SDRAMMemory Clock : 400 MHz DDRChip Clock : 450 MHz
Hard Drive (AMD System)FastTrak S150 TX2plus (Bios : 1.00.0.30)2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
Hard Drive (Intel System)Intel FW82801ER ICH5R2 x SATA Maxtor 6Y080M0 (Raid 0)80 GB / 8 MB Cache / 7200 rpm
DVD/CD-ROMMSI MS-8216 16x DVD
Network (Intel - i875)Intel 82547ET (CSA)
Network (AMD - nForce 2)NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Controller
Network (AMD - VIA 8KT800)Broadcom BCM5705KFB
Software
Intel ChipsetV 5.00.1012Intel Application Accelerator RAID Ed. V 3.51
NVIDIA Graphics DriverDetonator V 53.03 WHQL
VIA K8T800Hyperion 4in1 Ver. 4.51
DirectX9.0b
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP1