Corsair TwinX1024-4000 PRO: Improving DDR500 Performanceby Wesley Fink on September 15, 2003 10:36 PM EST
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Performance Test ConfigurationThe Memory testbed is the same used in Searching for the Memory Holy Grail — Part 2 and Mushkin & Adata: 2 for the Fast-Timings Lane. All test conditions were as close as possible as those in our earlier memory reviews.
|INTEL 875P Performance Test Configuration|
|Processor(s):||Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz (800MHz FSB)|
|RAM:||2 x 512MB Corsair TwinX4000 PRO (DS)
2 x 512MB Mushkin Level II PC3500 (DS)
2 x 256Mb Adata DDR450 (SS)
2 x 512MB Adata PC4000 (DS)
2 x 512MB Corsair PC4000 (DS)
2 x 512MB Geil PC4000 (DS)
4 x 256MB Kingston PC4000 (SS)
2 x 256MB Kingston PC4000 (SS)
2 x 512MB OCZ PC4000 (DS)
4 x 256MB OCZ PC3700 GOLD (DS)
|Hard Drives||2 Western Digital Raptor Serial ATA 36.7GB 10,000 rpm drives
in an Intel ICH5R RAID configuration
|PCI/AGP Speed||Fixed at 33/66|
|Bus Master Drivers:||875P Intel INF Update v5.00.1012, SATA RAID drivers installed, but IAA not installed|
|Video Card(s):||ATI 9800 PRO 128MB, 128MB aperture, 1024x768x32|
|Video Drivers:||ATI Catalyst 3.6|
|Operating System(s):||Windows XP Professional SP1|
|Motherboards:||Asus P4C800-E (875) with 1.010 Release BIOS|
Corsair is very clear that their PC4000 PRO is aimed at the Intel 875/865 user. They consider the better memory for an Athlon user to be their new PC3200 PRO. For that reason, performance on an Athlon nForce2 Ultra 400 was not tested.
Corsair TwinX1024-4000PRO Specifications
|Corsair TwinX1024-4000PRO Memory Specifications|
|Number of Dimms & Banks:||2 DS|
|Dimm Size||512 Mb|
|Total Memory||1 GB|
|Rated Voltage||2.75V Test Voltage,
Maximum Voltage Not Specified
Test SettingsThe following settings were tested with Corsair TwinX1024-4000PRO:
- 800FSB/DDR400 — the highest stock speed supported on 875/865 motherboards.
- 1000FSB/DDR500 — the specified rating of the memory modules we were testing.
- Highest Stable Overclock — the highest settings we could achieve with the memory being tested.