All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 1A. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. No overclocking was done on the video card. Nvidia 43.45 drivers were used on all motherboards for this review. Our testing processor was an unlocked Intel Pentium 4 3.0C. Our XMS testing was done at 250×12 = 3.0GHz and our HyperX testing at 200×15 = 3.0GHz. We did disable the audio and lan features found in the BIOS menu.
Now that you have the basic understanding of all the general test set-up, let’s move on to the Testing!
Results: It was very suprising to find that running 1GHz FSB and 500MHz DDR that the improvement over 800FSB, 400MHz DDR and tighter timings was minimal! We do notice a slight increase, but it goes to show that the memory bandwidth is not the key factor that is holding back performance from the Intel Pentium 4 “C” processor.
Now that I have seen the results, we will look at overclocking and our overall impression of the memory!