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ADATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800 2GB Memory Kit Review
ADATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800 2GB Memory Kit Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: ADATA is not a memory brand we're really familiar with here in North America, its main audience has been Asia. The company is now making an effort to catch our attention, so let's test first, then form our opinions.
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External Mfg. Website: ADATA Nov 23 2007   C. Sun  
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Overclocking the A-DATA Memory

Overclocking Results:
4-4-4-12 5-5-5-18
memory speed:

1100 MHz

1250 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

I have no idea where A-DATA stands in respect to overclocking, so we're heading into this round of testing blindly. The low latency specs should guarantee pretty good results, let's find out and leave the speculating to someone else.

A-DATA's Vitesta Extreme Edition 2GB DD2-800 memory kit was installed onto a shiny new MSI P6N Diamond motherboard, along with the popular Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor. Starting at 800 MHz the memory was overclocked in 20 MHz increments while everyone in the PCSTATS labs chanted "overclock overclock overclock!".

At 940 MHz the A-DATA memory started to give us some problems, so the DDR2 memory voltage was increased to 2.2V. The Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800 memory was able to crack the 1000 MHz mark, pretty good considering its running 4-4-4-12 memory timings. The fun ended quickly after that, and the A-DATA memory reached its maximum overclocked speed of 1100 MHz. Anything higher and the memory would BSOD while running benchmarks, shoot out red flames and go into a tail spin.

The memory timings on the A-DATA's Vitesta Extreme Edition 2GB DD2-800 RAM were next loosened to 5-5-5-15, which will allow the RAM to reach its true limits. With a voltage of 2.4V, the A-DATA memory reached a nice maximum speed of 1230 MHz under these loose timings. Looks like the Vitesta Extreme Edition DD2-800 memory is pretty good at overclocking, even with its budget price!

Prelude to Benchmarks

The details of how the 2GB A-DATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DD2-800 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 PC2-6400 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 E6750

Clock Speed:

8 x 333 MHz = 2.66 GHz


MSI P6N Diamond (NF 680i)



Memory: 2GB Kit Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF
2GB Kit Patriot PDC24G6400LLK
2GB A-DATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800
Hard Drive: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740
CDROM: AOpen Combo 52x
PowerSupply: PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 510 SLI
Heatsink: Intel Reference
Software Setup:

Microsoft Vista Ultimate
nVIDIA Forceware 15.08
nVIDIA Forceware 163.69


SiSoft Sandra XII
PCMark Vantage
Quake 4

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Contents of Article: ADATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800
 Pg 1.  ADATA Vitesta Extreme Edition DDR2-800 2GB Memory Kit Review
 Pg 2.  — Overclocking the A-DATA Memory
 Pg 3.  Memory Benchmarks: Sandra XII, WinRAR, PCMark Vantage
 Pg 4.  Memory Benchmarks: 3DMark06, Quake 4, FEAR
 Pg 5.  Max Memory Overclocking Chart and Conclusions

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