Originally when receiving the memory prior to the AM2 launch, we had intended on delivering the Super Talent results using one of our Intel 955X test-beds, however, we quickly faced some compatibility conflicts. Attempting to run the Super Talent T800UX2GC4 with both an Abit AW8 and AW8-MAX, which are based upon the i955X + ICH7R Chipset, the system would fail to POST. Trying out multiple BIOS versions and configurations, the memory would fail to work properly with the Abit motherboards. Inquiring to Super Talent about these problems, they seemed to not have any direct comment on the situation, other than the ASUS P5WD2 is what they had focused on in the production line. Turning to AMD's Socket AM2, however, yielded success.
|Processor:||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.20GHz)|
|Motherboard:||ASRock AM2NF4G-SATA2 (nForce 410)|
|Memory:||2 x 1GB Super Talent T800UX2GC4
2 x 512MB Corsair XMS2-5400UL
|Graphics Card:||NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB|
|Hard Drives:||Seagate 200GB SATA2|
|Optical Drives:||Lite-On 16x DVD-ROM|
|Power Supply:||Sytrin Nextherm PSU460 460W|
|Operating System:||Fedora Core 5|
|Linux Kernel:||2.6.16-1.2133_FC5 SMP (x86_64)|
|Graphics Driver:||NVIDIA 1.0-8762|
Generally, we would proceed with our usual array of overclocking; however, the motherboard used was a pre-production model and had contained problems with the manipulation of the CPU/memory frequency as well as the CPU multiplier. However, we were able to run the memory at DDR2-533/667/800MHz frequencies for testing and comparison. According to Super Talent, the T800UX2GC4 should have no problems running at DDR2-900 with 4-4-4-8 timings, while most of the modules can clock above 1000MHz speeds with 5-5-5-15 timings and 2.1V. If we come across any additional information, we will pass it along.
The memory was run at DDR2-533/667/800MHz speeds with the stock 4-4-3-8 timings. For reference purposes, we also ran another set of DDR2-667 tests with Corsair's XMS2-5400UL, which has been some of the most popular DDR2 modules to date, partially as they were the first to publicly breach the 1GHz barrier when overclocking. The Linux benchmarks used was our traditional set of Enemy Territory, Doom 3, LAME, FreeBench, and RAMspeed.