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  • Corsair Twinx4000 DDR500 Dual Channel Memory Review
  • Corsair Twinx4000 DDR500 Dual Channel Memory Review


    Benchmarks - Setup

    We have outlined our test system below along with what memory modules we plan to be using in each leg of the benchmarking tests. This first page is just to establish the test system and show the relative memory module specs.
    The system as it was tested
    DFI LanPartyUT SLI-DR (nVidia nForce4 SLI)
    Athlon64 3200+ 512KB L2 Cache 939pin
    Alpha PAL8150A
    2x Chaintech SE6600G GeForce 6600GT PCI Express
    IBM Hitachi Deskstar 80gig SerialATA 7200RPM
    Antec NeoPower 480 power supply
    12x/40x DVD/CDRom
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1
    Memory Tested
    2x Corsair XMS4000 DDR500 1024megs
    2x Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR500 512megs
    CPU-Z Memory Information - Cor
    CPU-Z Memory Information - Cru
    Both sets of modules are DDR500 for operation at and/or above 250Mhz FSB/HTT. Our Corsair TwinX 1024MB modules come clocked in at (3-3-3-8) while our smaller (512MB) Crucial Ballistix are favored with slightly better timings at (2-3-3-8).

    The first benchmark round is between Corsair and Crucial, Crucial has the timing advantage.