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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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Max OC Chart and Conclusions

It's great to see how individual memory stacks up against the competition under stock configurations, but we're also going to show how it compares when overclocked. With performance in mind, we're going to compare the maximum overclocked results of the various DDR-2 memory modules PCSTATS has tested in the past which are listed below. Remember, just because memory is clocked fast doesn't mean it's the best thing for a computer. Timings are also important, and getting the right ratio of both is the real key to performance based overclocking!

Maximum Overclocked Speeds - PCstats Results

Maximum Speed w/ Low Latency

Timings

Capacity Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1260 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1244 MHz
Patriot PDC22G9200ELK 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1170 MHz
OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum SLI* 4-4-3-15 1024MB 1142 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D* 4-4-4-12 1024MB

1142 MHz

PNY XLR8 D22GX85XL-5 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1120 MHz
SuperTalent T1000UX2G4 4-5-4-12 1024MB 1044 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1000 MHz
Patriot PDC22G8000+XBLK 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1000 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 977MHz
Crucial PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 1024MB 890 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3* 3-4-3-9 1024MB 888 MHz
PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 4-4-4-12 1024MB N/A

Maximum Speed

Timings

Capacity Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1300 MHz
PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1280 MHz
Patriot PDC22G9200ELK 5-5-5-12 1024MB 1260 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1244 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1244 MHz
PNY XLR8 D22GX85XL-5 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1220 MHz
OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum SLI* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1219 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1200 MHz
SuperTalent T1000UX2G4 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1160 MHz
Patriot PDC22G8000+XBLK 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1155 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1142 MHz
Crucial PC2-6400 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1080 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1066 MHz

* - denotes tested on ECS PN2 SLI2+ platform

The 4GB Crucial PC2-6400 memory kit does not overclock very high, but then again it's not designed for the overclocker.

4GB of Memory Now Within Reach

Software applications are always increasing their memory requirements. Right now the "sweet spot" is 2GB. The future will most likely see that expanded to 4GB of memory, though there are a few programs that demand this much even now.

When building computers with this much memory, compatibility becomes an issue if all the RAM is not identical. Mixing and matching memory from different vendors which use different modules is bad news. Try it and you'll encounter problems with the system not POSTing, or witness odd memory sizes. Bottom line, it can be very frustrating to get a system to run with 4GB of memory if the modules are all different. For those who are looking for some mainstream parts that won't break the bank, Crucial has what you're looking for.

The 4x1GB of Crucial PC2-6400 memory PCSTATS tested in this review is comprised of four identical 1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 memory modules. Since all modules are the same, compatibility is assured. The Crucial PC2-6400 memory is rated to run at 800 MHz with 5-5-5-15 timings, not exactly exciting specs but it's what a mainstream user is looking for.

In terms of performance the 4x1GB of Crucial PC2-6400 memory performed as well as high performance low latency memory at DDR2-800 speeds. At the moment there aren't many applications or games that are commonly available to end users that require 4GB of memory, but things do progress rather quickly in the computer industry.

If you're trying to future proof your system Crucial has some pretty good memory with its 4x1GB PC2-6400 memory kit. It's not the high performance stuff, this is for those who want no fuss memory which performs as advertised.

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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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