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We will be using our test rig that consists of:

  • Abit IC7 875P motherboard with latest BIOS
  • Intel P4 2.4Ghz C CPU
  • Abit Siluro GF4 Ti4200 64MB Video Card
  • Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM 8MB Hard Drive
  • Windows XP Pro with SP1

Installation is very straight forward, the heatshields are not large and bulky so they should not get in your way at all.

Our testing will consists of a few tests ran at stock speeds and then at max overclocked speeds. We are not here to try and push these modules into the 260FSB+ range as they are not intended for that. Kingston offers PC4300 HyperX modules for that operating speed if you it.

The other modules we will pit the HyperX against is the XL3200 Pro from Corsair, also in the 1GB flavor. They are the other high performance modules available on the market now with a huge following.

For testing, I use Sisoft Sandra, PiFast and PCMark02. These benchmarks are synthetic and should not be used to indicate real world environments. However, they are a good indiciation of what kind of performance you are achieving by comparing your own scores to these.

Stock:

Our IC7 motherboard is a bit quirky, it doesn't always set SPD timings correctly. Without manually setting it at 2-2-2-5, the board will set it to 2.5-2-2-5. So for all IC7 users out there, set your timings manually!

Our Sisoft Sandra 04 scores:

Sisoft Sandra 04 Buffered

( 200 / DDR400)

Corsair XL3200 Pro 1GB int: 4842 Float: 4811 (MB/s)
Kingston HyperX PC3200 1GB int: 4856 Float: 4831 (MB/s)

Higher the better

Ideally, we want to get as close to 6.4GB/s, but that's not likely going to happen too often at all. The marks are very close with the HyperX inching out ahead by a bit.

PiFast calculator (Digits: 10000000, Method: Chudnovsky, Size of FFT: 1024):

PiFast

( 200 / DDR400)

Corsair XL3200 Pro 1GB 52.81 secs
Kingston HyperX PC3200 1GB 52.88 secs

Lower the better

 PCMark 2002 memory:

PCMark 2002

( 200 / DDR400)

Corsair XL3200 Pro 1GB 8434
Kingston HyperX PC3200 1GB 8437

Higher is better

At stock speeds, we basically have it neck and neck with the HyperX out on top by a few points. Let's take a look at what we can get at overclocked speeds...




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