|CPU:||P4 561 (3.6GHz) 1MB Prescott|
|Memory:||2x 1024 MB Mushkin XP2-5300|
|Video Card:||ATI Radeon X1800XL AIW|
|Harddisk:||WD Raptor 74GB|
|Power Supply:||OCZ Powerstream 520W|
|Software:||Windows XP SP2, Catalyst|
PerformanceTo test these modules I first set them to stock settings, and then ran the benchmarks/tests. Then for further overclocking, I set the voltage to the maximum recommended which was 2.3v then I tried to see how far I could overclock from stock. When I hit a limit I brought down the voltage and changed some timings. I gathered together some of the best results I was able to obtain, one of which was a sweet run at DDR2-1000, that's a 33% overclock. We also took the multiplier down to 14, so we didn’t encounter any CPU problems. These tests were run in a closed case environment where the CPU was at an average temperature of 45°C.
For further comparison, the test "JEDEC DDR2-400" shows a generic DDR module running at JEDEC standard timings.
|Mushkin DDR2 XP2-5300|
|CPU Clock &|
|18 x 200 3:5||333 MHz||3-3-3-15 2.1v||5974 MB/s||2390 MB/s||79.9 ns||319.9 fps||23141||35.00s|
|14 x 225 3:5||375 MHz||3-3-3-15 2.3V||6594 MB/s||2644 MB/s||80.6 ns||283.7 fps||22172||40.00s|
|14 x 235 1:2||470 MHz||4-4-4-15 2.3V||7026 MB/s||2691 MB/s||76.7 ns||291.2 fps||22974||37.00s|
|14 x 250 1:2||500 MHz||5-5-5-15 2.3V||7590 MB/s||2990 MB/s||70.3 ns||318.3 fps||24981||42.95s|
|JEDEC DDR2-400||200 MHz||4-4-4-12 1.8V||5326 MB/s||1585 MB/s||102.0 ns||284.5 fps||20159||44.45s|
These modules are great for overclocking, with a maximum overclock of DDR2-1000 it produces a 33% overclock out of stock. When you keep the timings at 3-3-3 you can reach a sweet DDR740. Increasing the memory speed to 1000 MHz increases performance a lot.