First, let’s take a look at our testing setup:

Platform
Test Setup

CPU


Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Allendale

Motherboard

ASUS P5KC
Motherboard
(Intel P35 Chipset,
Official BIOS 0502)

Memory

2
x 1GB Kingston Hyper-X KHX11000D3LLK2

Graphics
Card

Inno3D GeForce 8800GTS 320MB

Hard
Disk Drive


Hitachi SATA 80gb 5200rpm

PSU

FSP
Kingcraft 1000 watt

Operating
System

Windows
XP Pro

I pushed the Memory voltage to 2.0v and this
pair of memory hovered nice and stable at CL6-6-6-18:

 


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I also managed to push the Memory to
616MHz
but I had to loosen the RAS to CAS Delay to 7 (6-7-6-18) at
2.0v:

 


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From there onwards, this memory scaled
nicely to 657MHz with 2.0v:

 


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In order to get to 660MHz at
CL6-7-6-18, I had to increase the voltage to 2.1v. An increment of 0.1v.

 


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For 665MHz at 2.1v, I had to loosen
the RAS Precharge to 7, ending up with CL6-7-7-18:

 


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This allowed me to scale the Memory to
690MHz
at CL6-7-7-18, 2.1v:

 


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