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Date: March 17th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Corsair Micro
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BENCHMARKING SETUP AND COMPOSITION



Intel P4 2.4C 800FSB Retail CPU Check Prices
Abit IC7-G Max II Advance Canterwood Motherboard (BIOS Revision Version 22): Check Prices
1GB corsair TWINX1024-3200LLPRO High Performance Dual Channel Memory Check Prices
1GB corsair TwinX XMS4000pro High Performance Dual Channel Memory Check Prices
1GB Kingston HyperX PC4000 High Performance Dual Channel Memory Check Prices
512 megs Corsair TwinX Dual Channel Series PC3200 Low Latency Memory Check Prices
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Intel Application Accelerator ver2.3
Hyperthreading and PAT Enabled


Benchmarking Programs Used:


- 3DMARK2001SE
- PCMARK2002 (MEMORY)
- SISOFT SANDRA MEMORY BANDWIDTH BENCHMARK
- GLEXCESS v1.2V BENCHMARK
- QUAKE 3 Q3CRUSH DEMO BENCHMARK


Processor Configurations Used:


- 2.4C @ 2.4Ghz (DDR400) (1:1) (2-5-3-2 Ram Timings) OCZ & Corsair
- 2.4C @ 2.4Ghz (DDR400) (1:1) (2-6-3-2 Ram Timings (PC3200 Pro Reviewed Today)
- 2.4C @ 2.760Ghz (DDR460) (1:1) (3-8-4-4 Ram Timings) MAX O/C (PC3200 Pro Reviewed Today)

- 2.4C @ 3.0Ghz 1:1 DDR500 Corsair XMS4000
- 2.4C @ 3.0Ghz 1:1 DDR500 Kingston HyperX PC4000


Benchmarking Explained:


With the different configurations seen above, I will be testing the Corsair TwinX1024-3200LLPro memory clock for clock against the equivalent Corsair TwinX PC3200LL (Standard) Module and the OCZ PC3200 Platinum Memory I have reviewed previously. For an added bonus, I included the TwinX1024-3200Pro and Kingston HyperX PC4000 DDR500 for your memory comparison.


Everything else is absolutely identical right down to the software and drivers. I will not be testing this memory at the CPU's highest overclock seeing to do so, I would be using the memory divider and essentially underclocking the memory below it's rated speed.


What I will show you is just how much of an overclock you can obtain through pushing up the front side bus and keep the divider at it's 1:1 stock ratio. This brings about an overall performance boost to the whole computer and contributes to a noticeable reduction in OS and program load and execution timeframes.


Let's see how it performed....

 

 


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