Kingston HyperX DDR2-800 2GB Memory Kit

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Performance Testing : AMD Athlon64 Socket-AM2 Platform : Overclocked
Similar to our Intel platform, we were not able to overclock our Hyper-X modules far at all using the stock 4-4-4 timings, even when the voltage was raised. However, if the timings were dropped to 5-5-5, we were able to overclock to a very respectable 950 MHz on our Athlon64 Socket-AM2 platform. Let's see how it helps performance.




Overclocking our Socket-AM2 platform provides excellent increases in memory performance, as our peak memory bandwidth numbers were able to jump from 6.2 GB/s to 7.8 GB/s, a jump of over 27%. However, while our bandwidth numbers increased, lowering the timings to 5-5-5 actually raised our memory latency by about 10%.

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