Corsair PC2-5400UL DDR2 Memory Review

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SuperPi Mod / Game Testing

Super PI Mod v1.4:

Super PI is a program a lot of enthusiasts use to benchmark overall system performance, as the program is capable of calculating pi up to 33.55 million digits on a timer.  Many overclockers and enthusiasts are in a battle to get the lowest 1M Super Pi time possible. 

Corsair 5400UL SuperPi Results

Results: Super Pi Mod v1.4 shows a very slight, but consistent improvement with the additional bandwidth that lower timings and higher memory frequencies offer. A full second was shaved off our 1M Super Pi score without a single change to the processor in terms of FSB or clock frequency!

Comanche 4:

Flight simulations are notorious for their CPU-dependence, and this makes the Comanche 4 benchmark potentially a better CPU/subsystem test than it is for 3D video cards. Comanche 4 uses DX8.1 pixel/vertex shaders and was run at 640×480 32-bit with no audio.

Corsair DDR2 5400UL Comanche 4 Results 

Results: It is obvious that Comanche 4 does not use all the memory bandwidth available, so when we added more the game couldn’t use it.  

DOOM 3:

Corsair DDR2 5400UL DOOM 3 Results

Results: On DOOM 3 we noted nearly two frames per secod more when moving from CL4 to CL3 at DDR2-667. The largest jump in performance happened when we ran the game at DDR2-800 at CL4. Le

t’s take a look at overclocking and then round up our final thoughts on Corsair’s PC2-5400UL memory kit.

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