Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 2GB Memory - Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Test Setup

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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory - Test Setup:

In this section we will have the setup of the system for our testing. I have provided separate configurations for each of the speeds we have tested (1066, 1280, 1333, 1600, 1700 and 1792 Mhz). It is important to note that in order to achieve some of these speeds we have tested this memory kit at, it required overclocking the FSB, which in turn increases our CPU clock speeds. For all my testing I allowed the Asus Maximus Extreme motherboard to determine the timings that each test was run at.

 

Test System:

 

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory - Test Setup (1066Mhz Testing):

For 1066 Mhz testing the CPU is left at stock speeds, and the memory is set at 7-7-7-20 timings.

 

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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Setup
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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Timings

 

 


 

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory - Test Setup (1280 Mhz Testing):

For the 1280 Mhz testing I have included two sets of screenshots, one with 7-7-7-20 and the other at 8-8-8-24 timings.

 

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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Setup
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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Tiings

 

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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Setup
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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Timings

 

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory - Test Setup (1333 Mhz Testing):



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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Setup
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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Timings

 

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory - Test Setup (1600 Mhz Testing):

This is the default speeds for this memory at 8-8-8-24 timings, but we were able to drop the timings down to 7-7-7-24 for a little extra performance. I have included screenshots from both test setups.


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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Setup
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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Timings

 

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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Setup
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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Timings

 

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory - Test Setup (1700 Mhz Testing):

This next pair of screenshots is at 1700 Mhz, and now we are able to see this memory performing above its stock speeds. 1700 Mhz is quite decent for memory speeds and was easily hit with this memory kit.

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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Setup
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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Timings

 

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory - Test Setup (1792 Mhz Testing):

1792 Mhz might sound like a weird setting to test at, but it was the highest we were able to run our system at due to CPU limitations. With a bit more tweaking and voltage increases we probably could go a bit higher, but we were able to quite easily hit this speed (1792 Mhz) without too much trouble at all, which is a very decent FSB overclock of 726 Mhz as well of nearly 200 Mhz of the Memory. For this testing I have left the memory voltage at stock (1.8v)

 

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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Setup
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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 PC3-12800 - Timings