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PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performance Edition 2GB PC2-9384 Memory Rev
PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performance Edition 2GB PC2-9384 Memory Rev - PCSTATS
Abstract: PNY new XLR8 Performance Edition dual channel DDR-2 memory kit promises to match the best of what is available on the market right now.
 80% Rating:   
Filed under: Memory Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: PNY Jun 13 2007   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Memory > PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performance Edition

Overclocking PNY's XLR8 Memory & Benchmarks

Overclocking Results:
4-4-4-12 5-5-5-15
memory speed:

1160 MHz

1320 MHz

If you're new to Overclocking and not sure what to do, check out these two excellent Guides for some pointers:
Overclocking the CPU and Memory
Overclocking the Videocard

Surprised at the overclocking results from the first set of PNY D22GX93XLP-5 memory, we requested another set to see if the D22GX93XLP-5 would perform the same. Even though the PNY memory is only rated to run with 5-5-5-15 timings, most memory on the market can run with tighter settings and that is also important to performance.

The first thing I did after the system booted up was set the memory speed to DDR2-800 and timings to 4-4-4-12. Rebooting the machine I was greeted with... SUCCESS the computer could boot and run benchmarks with the tight timings without any issues and this is with just 1.8V coursing through the memory. Now is when the interesting stuff starts to happen...

Starting at 800 MHz and increasing the memory in 20 MHz increments let's see how high the PNY D22GX93XLP-5 memory can run with tight timings. Without much difficulty the memory cracked 900 MHz but to go past 940 MHz the voltage had to be increased to 2.0V. To get to the 1 GHz mark the memory needed another voltage bump this time up to 2.2V.

2.2V seems to be what the PNY memory needed because the clock speed increased another 100 MHz without any difficulty. The memory ended up hitting a maximum speed of 1160 MHz and that's definitely very respectable with 4-4-4-12 timings! Let's check out what these bad boys can do when the timings are loosened up.

The initial set of PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 memory would not run at all with tight timings, it ended up that we had one DIMM that just couldn't handle the settings. The second set though obviously had no difficulties and neither did the second DIMM from the first set of memory.

Relaxing the memory timings to 5-5-5-15 and starting from 1160 MHz the memory frequency was again increased in 20 MHz jumps. The PNY D22GX93XLP-5 memory cracked 1200 MHz without much difficulty. The PNY memory was able to crack 1300 MHz which is a pretty good achievement considering only the Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF memory could reach that mark. It ended up maxing out at an awesome 1320 MHz, anything higher and the system would not POST. It's in line with what we got with the previous set of PNY D22GX93XLP-5 too, that memory hit a maximum speed of 1280 MHz with 5-5-5-15 timings.

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performance Edition memory test system was configured for benchmarking, including the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions are indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this pair of PC2-9384 DDR-2 memory is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
test system

intel Core 2 Duo E6600

Clock Speed:

9 x 266 MHz = 2.4 GHz


Asus P5N32-E Plus (NF 650i)



Memory: 2GB Kit Patriot PDC22G8000+XBLK
2GB Kit Corsair Twin2X1024-6400C4
2GB Kit OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum XTC SLI Ready
2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D
2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF
2GB Kit PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performanced Ed.
Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Intel Reference
Software Setup:

Microsoft WindowsXP SP2
nVIDIA Forceware NF4 9.34
nVIDIA Forceware 91.27


Business Winstone 2004
Content Creation 2004
SiSoft Sandra 2005
Doom 3
Quake 4

Office Productivity Source: Zdnet

Business Winstone 2004 runs real applications through a series of scripted activities and uses the time a PC takes to complete these activities to produce its performance scores.

Content Creation Winstone 2004 is a system-level, application-based benchmark that measures a PC's overall performance when running top, Windows-based, 32-bit, content creation applications in Windows XP.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportOffice Productivity
Business Winstone 2004: Points Ranking
2GB Kit Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 30.2
2GB Kit Corsair Twin2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 30.3
2GB Kit OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum SLI (200/800) 30.1
2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D (200/800) 30.1
2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF (200/800) 30.5
2GB PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 (200/800) 30.3
2GB PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 (200/1280) 32.1
Content Creation 2004: Points Ranking
2GB Kit Patriot PDC22G800+XBLK (200/800) 41.5
2GB Kit Corsair Twin2X1024-6400C4 (200/800) 41.6
2GB Kit OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum SLI (200/800) 41.8
2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D (200/800) 41.8
2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF (200/800) 42.1
2GB PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 (200/800) 42.6
2GB PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 (200/1280) 43.2

It's interesting that this PNY memory gives us a bigger performance boost in Business Winstone than Content Creation when overclocked. At stock speeds all memory performs the same, but then again it should - same memory size, same speed with similar timings.

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Contents of Article: PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performance Edition
 Pg 1.  PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 Performance Edition 2GB PC2-9384 Memory Rev
 Pg 2.  — Overclocking PNY's XLR8 Memory & Benchmarks
 Pg 3.  Memory Benchmarks: Sandra, PCMark05
 Pg 4.  Memory Benchmarks: 3DMark05, Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 5.  Max OC Chart and Conclusions

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