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Crucial PC2-6400 4GB DDR-2 Memory Kit Review

Crucial PC2-6400 4GB DDR-2 Memory Kit Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Naturally, it's less expensive to use pick up four 1GB sticks of DDR2 than the equivalent in 2GB or 4GB modules. This is the route that PCSTATS will take in this review today.
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External Mfg. Website: Crucial Jun 19 2007   Max Page  
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Memory Benchmarks Vista 64: Doom 3, FEAR

ID Software Doom 3 1.3 Source: id Software

Doom 3 takes advantage of the latest videocard technology and pushes the processing power of the CPU to its absolute limit. At its highest setting, Ultra quality, texture sizes pass the 500MB mark which means even tomorrow's videocards will have a hard time running everything. The frame rates in the game itself are locked at 60 fps so anything above that point is wasted. Each test is run three times with the third run being recorded.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportDoom 3
LQ 640x480 FPS Ranking
2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF (200/800) 183.8
4GB Kit Mushkin XP2-6400 (200/800) 183.5
4GB Kit Crucial PC2-6400 (200/800) 182
4GB Kit Crucial PC2-6400 (200/1020) 188.2

In Doom 3 we witness a bigger difference between the operating systems than between the various memory configurations. The Crucial memory uses 5-5-5-15 timings by default, so it's not surprising that it's slightly slower than the tight high performance memory kit from Corsair.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFEAR
Min 640x480 FPS Ranking
2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF (200/800) 476
4GB Kit Mushkin XP2-6400 (200/800) 478
4GB Kit Crucial PC2-6400 (200/800) 470
4GB Kit Crucial PC2-6400 (200/1020) 506

FEAR shows a bigger difference between the memory timings used than the actual memory sizes. Overclocking boosts the framerate nicely in this test, but probably wouldn't be noticed by the gamer.

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Contents of Article: Crucial PC2-6400
 Pg 1.  Crucial PC2-6400 4GB DDR-2 Memory Kit Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking 4GB of Crucial Memory
 Pg 3.  Memory Benchmarks: Office Productivity, Sandra
 Pg 4.  Memory Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 5.  Memory Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 6.  Memory Benchmarks Vista 64: PCMark05, 3DMark06
 Pg 7.  — Memory Benchmarks Vista 64: Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 8.  Max OC Chart and Conclusions

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