by Rob Williams on May 1, 2006 in Miscellaneous
Without a doubt, DDR2 memory is becoming increasing popular, especially with an AM2 launch coming up. Corsair has given us some memory that’s worth talking about. While it’s only a 1GB kit, it’s the fastest 1GB kit you can get your mitts on.
SM 2 is a benchmarking tool I only recently found out about. What’s great about it, is that it can spit out the usual MB/s results in addition to an overall ‘Sciencemark’. The Sciencemark bases it’s result on various criteria including the speed and latencies of the modules.
Super Pi 1.5 Mod
Even though mathematical calculations like this are extremely CPU intensive, they are also ram intensive. The faster your ram, the faster the overall calculations will be also. How SuperPi works is that you can specify how many digits you want to calculate past the decimal point. If you choose 1 Million, it will begin with the 3. and continue with 14359 all the way until it hits the 1 Millionth digit mark.
The reason SuperPi 1.5 Mod is better than the original SuperPi is because it shows you the results past the decimal point, whereas the original will give you a flat out second count (29 vs 29.153 for example).
Futuremark 3D Mark 01 & PC Mark 05
Go ahead and whine about me using Futuremark products.. do it! Despite not being entirely accurate to some people, they are still a good way to scale your overclocks. PC Mark does a great job of performing 16 different memory specific benchmarks and spitting out an overall score. As you can see, the memory results scaled well with upping the FSB. 3D Mark 01 is also there.. only because I had too much time on my hands ;)