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Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 DDR2 1066MHz (2 x 1GB) RAM

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PCMark05:  With PCMark05, we ran the system suite, as well as the memory suite, so that we could get an overall score for the system and a score for the memory alone. I will be comparing the RAM at DDR2 800 and DDR2 1066. Higher is better in all of the following scores.






SiSoftware Sandra XI: In this program, we'll be doing the following benchmarks: Cache and Memory, Memory Bandwidth, and Memory Latency. Again, I'll be comparing the sticks at DDR2 800 speed and their stock speed of DDR2 1066. Higher is better in all tests except for Memory Latency, where lower is better.






I can't explain what's going on. The Mushkin XP2-6400 set does very well when the frequency is upped, but the Ballistix had some slightly inconsistent results that don't make too much sense. Let's continue on to see how the Ballistix will do in the other tests.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Specifications
  3. Testing: CPU-Z & Task Manager
  4. Testing Cont. (PCMark05 & Sandra XI)
  5. Testing Cont. (CacheMem & Far Cry)
  6. Overclocking
  7. Overclocking Cont. (CacheMem & Far Cry)
  8. Conclusion
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