Corsair's TWINX 1024-3200XL v1.2 & TWINX 1024-4400C25PT Memory kits

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Compatibility Testing: Before we got to actually benchmarkarking Corsair's TWINX Memory sets, we installed them in some of the systems we had available at the time to see if there were any compatibility problems to speak of.  We tried the sticks in a total of 4 different systems, all using dual channel configurations on Springdale motherboards, and didn't have any problems booting into Windows at their rated speeds.  We tested these modules on the following motherboards:

To quickly test that these modules were working correctly, we installed them, powered up the systems.  We booted into Windows and ran CPU-Z to ensure that the memory was listed in the correct amount, speed, and timings.  We then ran SiSoft SANDRA's burn-in wizard for a few minutes to see if the system remained stable.  This limited compatibility testing is obviously not complete by any means, but it does show that the matched pairs appear to be working together correctly.


The HotHardware Test System
An "oldie", but still a goodie
Hardware:

Processor -

Motherboard -

Memory -



Video Card -

Audio -

Hard Drive -


Optical Drive -

Other -

Software:

OS -
Chipset Drivers -
DirectX -

Video Drivers
-


Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPU

Asus P4P800 Deluxe, i865PE Chipset

Corsair TWINX 1024-3200XL

Corsair TWINX 1024-4400C25PT

NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT (AGP Version)

Integrated SoundMax Audio

Western Digital "Special Edition"
80GB - 7,200RPM - IDE

Lite-On 16X DVD-ROM

3.5" Floppy Drive



Windows XP Professional SP2
Intel INF v6.2.1.1001
DirectX 9.0c

NVIDIA Forceware v66.93

 


HOW WE CONFIGURED THE TEST SYSTEM: The first thing we did when configuring this test system was enter the BIOS and loaded the "High Performance Defaults" or "Optimized Settings". Then we set the memory to operate at 200MHz in dual-channel mode, with the CAS Latency and other memory timings set by the SPD, and set the AGP aperture size to 256MB. The hard drive was formatted, and Windows XP Professional with SP1 was installed. When the installation was complete, we installed the latest Intel chipset drivers. Then we installed all of the necessary drivers for the rest of our components and removed Windows Messenger from the system.  Auto-Updating, System Restore, and Drive Indexing were then disabled, the hard drive was defragmented, and a 768MB permanent page file was created on the same partition as the Windows installation. Lastly, we set Windows XP's visual effects to "best performance," installed the benchmarking software, and ran all of the tests.  Throughout all our benchmarking, we had the memory voltage set to 2.75 V.

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