Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 + Asus P5K3 Deluxe

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  1. eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    Graham from Extremepc.com.au lent me a set of 2x1GB Crucial PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 8-8-8-20 memory kit to test out and it appears to the best performance to price ratio DDR3 available in Australia right now for DDR3 modules with Micron D9GTR memory ICs. This memory can easily hit DDR3-1800 7-6-5-15 1T at 1.9v vdimm when i tried it on Asus Blitz Extreme, but now using Asus P5K3 Deluxe which seems to have a high FSB clock for my cpus.

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    System:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 L709A958
    • Corsair Nautilus 500 H20
    • Asus P5K3 Deluxe 0604 official bios
    • 128MB Gainward FX5200 PCI
    • 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 8-8-8-20 at 1.8v rated dual channel kit
    • 74GB WD Raptor 8MB
    • LiteOn 165H DVD Burner
    • Sony FDD
    • 1KW PCP%C SLI PSU
    • WinXP Pro SP2 Luna Royale Blue themed with nLite + RyanVM updates

    I went straight into trying to break the allusive sub 13min Super Pi 32M barrier at <3600Mhz which I have been trying to do for ages - 489 post thread at http://i4memory.com/showthread.php?t=3017 :D

    7x514FSB 3:5 856Mhz 7-6-5-15 1T at 2.00v bios set​

    I finally broke the sub 13min Super Pi 32M barrier at <3600Mhz and when I mean broke, I mean I slashed 8.25 seconds of my previous personal time of 13min 02.094s! :D

    I needed 2.0v vdimm as 1.95v vdimm resulted in memtest86+ v1.70 errors (4 errors at test #5 looping).

    How's 12m 53.844s for 32M with WinXP Pro SP2 fully updated with no maxmem tweaks at all!

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    Now I wonder if I can go sub 12m 50s for 32M at <3600Mhz ? :)

    For now set RAS to CAS Write delay in memset from 6 to 3 and squeezed out 0.906 seconds faster 32M time :D

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    eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    Changed from E6600 L709A958 to E6850 L723A347 cpu for more tests.

    System:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 L723A347
    • Corsair Nautilus 500 H20
    • Asus P5K3 Deluxe 0604 official bios
    • 128MB Gainward FX5200 PCI
    • 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 8-8-8-20 at 1.8v rated dual channel kit
    • 74GB WD Raptor 8MB
    • LiteOn 165H DVD Burner
    • Sony FDD
    • 1KW PCP%C SLI PSU
    • WinXP Pro SP2 Luna Royale Blue themed with nLite + RyanVM updates

    3500Mhz - 7x500FSB 5:8 800Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T at 1.8v vdimm​

    Stock Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 speed and timings but with 1T enabled @1.8v vdimm.

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    Single and Dual Super Pi 32M

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    Everest Ultimate 4.10.1142 beta

    Latency result bug in Everest ? When you run it individually it's lower latency then via the tool ?

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    Prime95 v25.4 short 32min Blend test

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    Sandra 2008 XII - Buffered and Unbuffered

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    Winrar 3.70 Trial

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    eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    3200Mhz - 8x400FSB 1:2 800Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T at 1.8v vdimm​

    Trying another stock Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 speed and timings but this time at a different cpu speed/multiplier and memory divider of 8x400FSB 1:2 800Mhz 8-8-8-20 1T at 1.8v.

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    Single and Dual Super Pi 32M

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    Super Pi 1M, 2M & 4M

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    Everest Ultimate 4.10.1142 beta

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    Prime95 v25.4 short 1hr 32min Blend test

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    Sandra 2008 XII - Buffered and Unbuffered

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    Winrar 3.70 Trial

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    eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    reserved for oc'd tests with E6850
     
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    awesome stuff as per always eva
    cant wait until DDR3 becomes affordable
     
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    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    Thanks.. yeah hopefully DDR3 pricings drop even more :)

    4104Mhz - 8x513FSB 3:5 855Mhz 7-6-5-15 1T at 2.0v vdimm​

    Now to max out my E6850 on Corsair Nautilus 500 water cooling, seems it hit same max for 32M as when on Blitz Formula with same cpu cooling - 4104Mhz at 1.632v on Blitz Formula in 22-24C ambients while 4104Mhz at 1.672v on P5K3 Deluxe in 28-32C ambients (no more winter cool nights in OZ :( )

    Didn't try lower than 2.0v vdimm for this session as I wanted to make sure memory wasn't the weak point for now.

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    Single Super Pi 32M

    Bloody fast - 15.907 seconds faster than my Blitz Formula DDR2 run below!

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    DDR2 run at 11m 53.672s

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    Everest Ultimate 4.10.1142 beta

    41.1ns latency!

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    Sandra 2008 XII - Buffered and Unbuffered

    10200+ MB/s Buffered and 7000+ MB/s Unbuffered!

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    Winrar 3.70 Trial

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    Well done, eva2000
    these stix of DDRIII are awesome:leet:
     
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    thanks :)

    haha imagine the cost of XDR though :)
     
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    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    More tweaking done with Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 :)

    My best sub 13min run at <3600Mhz

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    My best low clock sub 12min time to date @3959.9Mhz :D

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    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    So far, with the short amount of time I have had to play with DDR3, I have found that it is hard to find a set of comparable cpu multiplier/fsb/memory speed configurations to match and compare with DDR2 benchmarks. It's even harder to find comparable DDR3 results at similar cpu/multiplier/fsb/memory speeds and timings as everyone is running at different DDR3 platform settings.

    So decided to take a look at Anandtech.com's recent DDR3 testing and do some DDR3 benchmarks of my own but at similar settings as Anandtech.com's DDR3 review so as to have something to compare against.

    Anandtech.com's Super Pi 2M, Sandra Buffered/Unbuffered benchmarks is what I will be concentrating on. But I'll throw in 32M Super Pi and Everest Ultimate bandwidth tests as well.

    http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=3121&p=4
    http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=3121&p=5

    • 9x333FSB 5:6 400Mhz 5-3-3-5 2T at 1.7v
    • 9x333FSB 5:8 533Mhz 5-4-3-9 2T at 1.7v
    • 9x333FSB 1:2 666Mhz 6-5-5-12 2T at 1.8v
    • 6x500FSB 5:8 800Mhz 7-6-5-15 2T at 1.8v

    Unfortunately, I can't hit DDR3-2000Mhz with either Crucial Ballistix PC3-12800 or OCZ PC3-14400 Platinum memory, it could be a memory limit or more likely a Asus P5K3 Deluxe P35 chipset limit for this particular motherboard ? On Asus Blitz Extreme has gone as high as DDR3-1900 8-7-6-20 1T at 2.08v with 1.73v vMCH. But can't hit those clocks on Asus P5K3 Deluxe.

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    9x333FSB 5:6 400Mhz 5-3-3-5 2T at 1.7v​


    Super Pi 2M & 32M & Everest
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    9x333FSB 5:8 533Mhz 5-4-3-9 2T at 1.7v​


    Super Pi 2M & 32M & Everest
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    Sandra Buffered
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    Sandra Unbuffered
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    9x333FSB 1:2 666Mhz 6-5-5-12 2T at 1.8v​


    Super Pi 2M & 32M & Everest
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    Sandra Buffered
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    6x500FSB 5:8 800Mhz 7-6-5-15 2T at 1.8v​


    Super Pi 2M & 32M & Everest
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    Sandra Buffered
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    You know its really hard to analyse your results with so many friggin screenshots... perhaps you should sum it up in a few graphs or something?

    Killer ram by the way :eek:
     
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    Great thorough testing Eva, good job mate!:thumbup:
     
  14. Qnut

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    The best part about this post is the sheer RAW info. This you will NEVER see in any comparative graph or progressive graph ( idle ->mid load ->max load ).

    Sure graphs look nice but they can have a 'bias scale'. What Eva has done here is given us some beautiful figures over 2 cpus that give the most accurate information we can get our hands on. Knowledge is power , Graphs are for marketing :)

    Thanks again for your great work Eva!
     
  15. Pianist

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    is the performance in real world apps and gaming noticibly faster when using ddr3 over say 1066 ddr 2
     
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    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    thanks guys

    Pianist, there's is some boost but best to check the reviews > google for DDR3 reviews to see for yourself if the margin for improvement is worth the money since most games these days are GPU / cpu intensive not memory bandwidth intensive
     

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