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ADATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2 800 Memory Review



One of the most crucial determinants of a computer's performance is the memory. There are so many types and speeds that choosing the right one for your system may be the most difficult choice to make when building or upgrading. We are going to test the ADATA Vitesta RAM against two well known modules to see how well they stack up. We are going to test at stock speeds of 800MHz and then overclock them to 1066MHz to check the ability to push them and keep them stable. The tests we are going to run are stated below. All drivers have been updated to the latest versions for testing. As stated before, ADATA has supplied us with two matched sets of the Vitesta Memory. We will be testing them once as a 2GB set and then again as a 4GB set to see if there's any performance improvement of doubling the RAM. It is important to not, however, that I am using a 32-bit version of Windows XP Professional, so only 3.25GB will actually be utilized by Windows. To use the full potential of 4GB of memory, you would need to run a 64-bit operating system.


  • CPU-Z Version 1.39
  • Windows Task Manager
  • PcMark05 Professional
  • SiSoft Sandra XII
  • CacheMem
  • Far Cry

Testing Setup:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.60GHz
  • Abit IP35 "Dark Raider"
  • PowerColor HD2600 XT
  • 1x Western Digital 80GB SATA HDD
  • Lite-On 8x DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Antec EarthWatts 500W PSU
  • Windows XP Professional w/SP2

Memory Types Compared:

  • ADATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2 800 (2x1GB)
  • ADATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2 800 (4x1GB)
  • Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 (2x1GB)
  • Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 (2x1GB)


CPU-Z This is an application that will precisely display your system information without having to reboot and go into the BIOS. Below is the information on the modules at the standard DDR2-800 JEDEC speeds.



Windows Task Manager - The task manager allows you to view real-time performance of your memory and system information. For memory, it will let you know how much is being used and what you how much is remaining.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Specifications
  3. Testing: CPU-Z, Task Manager
  4. Testing: PCMark05, Sandra
  5. Testing: Cachemem, Far Cry
  6. Overclocking: Results and Testing
  7. Overclocking: PCMark05, Sandra
  8. Overclocking: Cachemem, Far Cry
  9. Extras (Direct Comparison)
  10. Conclusion
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