PMI PC-4200 Turbo 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

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 550: 275×12 = 3.3GHz with H/T enabled.
  • DDR 533: 266×12 = 3.2GHz with H/T enabled
  • DDR 500: 250×13 = 3.3GHz 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. All memory was set at 3-4-4-8, 1T timings.

All testing was completed at 2.85Vdimm unless otherwise noted!

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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PMI 4200 performed very well for being the new kid on the block on Sandra 2004! The PMI 4200 performed equally with XMS and HyperX at its rated speed of 533MHz and was able to hang close to Corsair’s XMS 4400 when run at above it’s rated speeds.

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