Patriot PC3-16000 Viper Series 4GB DDR3 kit

Memory Benchmarking

 
Everest
 
Focusing mainly on software and hardware information reporting, Everest also comes with a benchmark utility suitable for testing the read, write and latency performance of the memory subsystem. Each of these benchmarks were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average calculated from the remaining 3.
 
 
 
 
Super PI
 
SuperPI is the benchmark of choice for many overclockers. It's lightweight to download and can give a quick indication on how good a system is at number crunching. Once again, testing was performed a total of 5 times, with an average being calculated from the middle three results.
 
 
 
 
 
 Results Observations
 
Predictably, the best setup appears to be the high bandwidth, low timings setup scoring the best in all but the latency test. The boot up SPD settings suffered greatly with almost half the bandwidth available while the stock EPP setup scored very close to the lower timed setup. Further tweaks of the subtimings could result in better SuperPI scores but for the purposes of being fair, I let the motherboard deal with setting the timings to AUTO throughout.
 
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