Here's a rundown of our testbed:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 530
Motherboard: Asus P5AD2E-Deluxe
Power supply: CoolerMaster 450W
Memory: 2X512 MBOCZ DDR2 PC5400 (dual channel)
VGA: AOpen Aelus N6800Ultra PCIe
Hard Disk Drive: WD800JD 80GB 7200RPM
OS: Windows XP Pro SP2
The default setting of our PC during the tests was as following:
We increased the FSB and memory speed:
The CPU speed increased from 3.0Ghz to 3.75Ghz and the memory timings changed from 4-4-4-8 to 5-5-5-15.
We choose those settings because our Asus motherboard had the 1000/667 option in its overclocking profiles.
Benchmarks & Applications used