Intel Overclocking Testing
Performance Testing : Intel Pentium-D Platform : Overclocked
Starting from our base 800 MHz (4-4-4) timings and clock speeds, we set out to see how far we could overclock these modules. While trying to keep the same 4-4-4 timings, we were immediately met with defeat, as the modules could not overclock more than 5% at these timings. However, if we eased the timings down to 5-5-5, we were able to move up to 933 MHz at a maximum.
Overclocking certainly helped our bandwidth scores, boosting actual memory bandwidth numbers from 5.5 GB/s to 5.9 GB/s (about 8.5%). However, even at 933 MHz, our latency numbers did not improve greatly, likely due to the inefficiency of Intel's off-die 975X memory controller becoming a bottleneck. Nevertheless, solid performance gains over stock speeds all around.