In order to test all memory modules, we used the following setup:
While for benchmarking we used:
The eVGA 680i LT motherboard offers many possibilities for overclock both memory and CPU, synced or not. For most of our tests, we left the memory and CPU un-synced and tried to find the best possible memory timings. Each test had to pass a 30min burn-in with Memtest86+ v1.70 (DOS), without producing any errors. We also tried the Pov-Ray benchmark and Orthos Stability test under Windows to ensure that our system was rock solid. All benchmarks were run twice and all displayed results are the average of both measurements.
For comparison, we provide the results from the Crucial PC2-8500 memory kit that was tested with the same testbed, at however different timings, since the memory could handle them: