Let’s meet tonight’s candidates:Super Talent T800UX2GC4
(Official Website) Super Talent
states at their site, to have 20-years experience in the memory industry. I must confess until recently I haven't heard the name; however, this is more likely a result of my ethnocentrism the anything else. Living in the USA often precludes me from access to many brands sold on the European market and in Taiwan.
T800UX2GC4 PC2-6400 are described at Super Talent site as 800MHz DDR2 Over-Clocked Memory For Gaming Enthusiasts. 2GB (1GB x 2). IC compliment for Super Talent (2x) 128M x 64 , non-Reg., no-ECC , CL 4-3-4-8 , Dual Channel Kit of 2 , 8/16pcs.
Running the modules at SPD (Serial Presence Detect) resulted in CL4-6-6-16
timings which is not unusual for "overclocking" parts which do not necessarily follow JEDEC guidelines. Another factor effecting SPD is the motherboard BIOS itself, after running five different brands and models of DDR2 including three kits of DR800 I've found the Asus P5WD2-Premium misinterpreted those timings running each part at more lax settings.Crucial Ballistix BL2KIT 12864AA804
(Official Website) Crucial Technology
is more familiar to the Western World (USA in particular) based in California and known as the subsidiary of Micron
. Today we test their PC2-6400 part in 2048MB size. PC2-6400 is described at crucial.com as Module 2GB kit (1GBx2), 240-pin DIMM.
IC compliment for Crucial Ballistix 128Meg x 64, UNBUFFERED, NON-ECC, DDR2-800, 2.2V, Memory Timings: CL4-4-4-12
. Running Crucial Ballistix at DDR800 under SPD (Serial Presence Detect) on the P5WD2-Premium resulted in 4-4-4-18 timings. In this case timings were much closer which most likely indicative of Asus testing and including these Micron based ICs in their BIOS settings.