Kingmax Hardcore PC-4000 Memory

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Memory Performance:

Our Test System:

  • Intel Pentium 4 3.2C 800MHz FSB (Intel ES unlocked Sample)
  • Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Canterwood Motherboard
  • nVidia 5900 Ultra 256mb (nVidia refference)
  • Corsair HydroCool 200ex (Water Cooled CPU/Northbridge)
  • Seagate 120Gb Serial ATA 150 Hard drive
  • Antec True Power 430W Power Supply
  • 17" Sony Trinitron monitor
  • Intel Chipset Software Utility 5.00.1012
  • Asus BIOS version 1016

Modules Used :

  • 2x 256mb Kingmax Hardcore DDR500 modules (single sided)
  • 2 x256mb Corsair XMS DDR433 modules (double sided)

Testing Procedure:

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows XP Professional build 2600 with Service Pack 1A and DirectX 9.0b. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. No overclocking was done on the video card unless noted. Our testing processor was an unlocked Intel Pentium 4 3.2C. Our testing was done at:

  • DDR 500: 250×12 = 3.0GHz with H/T enabled
  • DDR 400: 200×15 = 3.0GHz with H/T enabled

The audio, USB, Firewire, and lan features were disabled in the BIOS menu for all the testing competed during this review.

Sisoft; Sandra 2004:

Sisoft Sandra 2004 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.

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Results:

We can see that the Kingmax DDR500 modules perform well at their rated timings, but when set to more agressive timings a nice performance gain is noted.

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