Benchmarks at highest speed using loose timings
In our second testing round we relax timings to CL2.5 3-3-7, again we run Memtest86+ to check on system stability in combination with the whole benchmark suite. These are the results:
Remember that my P4 setup maxes out at 260Mhz, it’s normal that the OCZ EL PC4400 reaches this speed without issue, it’s rated at 275Mhz after all.
Both G.Skill and A-DATA are confident enough to rate their memory modules for operation over 275Mhz, the A-DATA’s DDR600 is even capable of 300Mhz (although maybe not in Dual Channel), if your motherboard and CPU allows it. Preliminary tests on the A64 setup show this to be true when using a single module.
The real surprise is seen with the other sticks, they all gain quite a remarkably increase in overclockability. The Mushkin is trailing the pack, but can hardly be called a bad performer, its lower overclock might be contributed to PCB design and TCCD revision used on the module, I’ve seen the same Mushkin modules reach 259Mhz at these timings in this review
In the results above we see the Mushkin trailing the pack due to its lower overclock, still performance over stock greatly increased.