Crucial Ballistix PC4000 2GB Memory Review

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Testing

2GB Memory Kits

For testing I decided to take a slightly different approach. First I decided to runn the Crucial Ballistix PC4000 at 200FSB with the 2-2-2-5 timings against a few other 2GB kits that run similar timings, the Corsair CMX1024-3200C2 2GB kit and its 2-3-3-6 timings, OCZ’s PC3200 EL Platinum 2GB kit and its 2-3-2-5 timings, and Kingston’s KHX3200K2/2G kit and its 3-4-4-8 timings. From here I decided to run the Crucial memory at its DDR500 specs with 3-4-4-8 timings against another Corsair kit, the CMX1024-4000PT. Last, I decided to again use these same two kits and push them to their best O/C. For the Crucial kit, the best overclock performance wise was 287FSB at 3-3-3-8, while the Corsair kit topped out at 280FSB at 3-4-4-8.

Sisoft; Sandra 2005 SR2a:

Sisoft Sandra 2005 is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system and individual components. The numbers taken though are, again, purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance. Higher numbers represent better performance in memory bandwidth.

DDR400 Comparison DDR500 Comparison DDR400 Comparison DDR500 Comparison

Everest Version 2.20:

Everst 2.20  is a professional system information, diagnostics and benchmarking program for Win32 platforms. It extracts details of all components of the PC. It also tests the actual read and write speeds of your memory giving a fairly accurate look of true memory performance.

DDR400 Comparison DDR500 Comparison DDR400 Comparison DDR500 Comparison DDR400 Comparison DDR500 Comparison

Here you see the Crucial Ballistix PC4000 performs extremely well no matter the competition. At PC3200 it is at or near the top in every catagorey, against some very good competition. While at higher clock speeds the Ballstix memory shines, using its incredible overclocking ability to put space between itself and a very good Corsair kit. 

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