Super Talent T1000UX2G5 2GB PC2-8000 Memory
Test Setup and Compatibility
How we configured our test systems: The first thing we did when configuring our test system was enter the BIOS and loaded the "High Performance Defaults. We then manually configured the BIOS to ensure each memory kit we tested ran at its rated speeds. We also formatted the hard drive, installed a fresh copy of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2, and installed the latest BIOS and motherboard drivers. We then disabled System Restore, Auto Updating, and Windows Messenger. Finally, we installed our benchmarking software, defragged the hard drive and began the testing phase. As a side note, we never raised the RAM's voltages above it's rated 1.65v throughout our testing.
Memory Modules Tested:
Super Talent T1000UX2G5
Corsair XMS2 TWINX1024A-5400UL
ASUS P5WD2 (i955X)
Intel Pentium 4 640 Processor @ 3.2GHz, 3.84GHz, and 4GHz
BFG 7800GTX OC PCI-E video card
On-board audio and LAN
Hitachi 80GB SATA HD
Windows XP Pro with SP2
nVidia ForceWare 84.21
To ensure we were using a fully functional memory kit, we began checking for errors using Memtest86. Memtest86 executes a series of read/write test patterns to check for errors. Using the Asus P5WD2, which will be the primary motherboard for our benchmarks, we used a bootable CD-ROM to start the testing. Both pairs of RAM endured two consecutive loops and passed without any errors.