JMke's Intel Test Setup
|CPU ||Intel P4 2.4 "C" |
|Mainboard ||Asus P4C800 (Bios 1019 Beta003)|
|Cooling ||TTIC NPH-1|
|Video ||nVidia Geforce FX5900XT|
Past experience with this particular setup showed that the maximum stable FSB was 260Mhz
, the Asus board is holding us back from reaching higher speeds.
To search the higher limit of FSB speeds a new A64 setup was bought: DFI NF3 250gb and A64 3200+ CG stepping; Performance on that platform with the memories tested here will appear in a future article.
I included one pair of generic 512Mb sticks with CL3 4-4-8 timings to show the difference at stock speeds.Benchmarks at 200Mhz tightest timings
All memory could run CL2 2-2-5 at 200Mhz / PC3200 speeds without issue, the OCZ EL PC4400 would not work at timings lower then CL2 3-3-5.
All results are pretty even, the tighter timings give a ~2.5% difference in performance.
Again a ~2.5% increase
In this synthetic benchmark we see a larger difference of ~4%, the OCZ EL PC4400 also wins by a larger margin on the generic memory.
The Flyby benchmark run is more graphics card dependant, the Botmatch reflect the overall system speed more, 2 FPS is what you gain.
So far for the benchmarks at “stock” speeds, let’s start overclocking ->