Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-5300 Review

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Benchmark Results

Sisoft Sandra 2005 SR1:

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.

For Sandra Testing I used both Int Buff’d and Float Buff’d scores.

Sandra Int Buff'd Sandra Float Buff'd

Everest Version 2.00.300 Beta:

Everst 2.0 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.

Everest Read Everest Write 

ScienceMark 2.0 Final:

Science Mark 2.0 is an attempt to put the truth behind benchmarking. In an attempt to model real world demands and performance, ScienceMark 2.0 is a suite of high-performance benchmarks that realistically stress system performance without architectural bias. All of our testing was completed on the 32 Bit Final benchmark version that is dated March 21st 2005.

Sciencemark 2.0

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. 

Super Pi

While Corsair’s PC2 5400 UL memory is faster almost across the board, one thing to keep in mind is its tighter latencies of 3-2-2-8 as compared to the other memories 4-4-4-10 (or 12). With that said, the Crucial memory kit we tested today is definitely a top performer, beating some pretty decent Kingston Hyper X 5400 and Wintec’s Amp-X 5400 in every test. 

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