Crucial DDR3 PC3-8500 4GB Kit Review: Exceeding Limits

Crucial DDR3 PC-8500 Review: Box Opened

Test System

  • Motherboard: Abit IP35-Pro
  • Processor: Intel C2E QX9770
  • Processor Cooling: Thermalright Ultra 120 w/80.5CFM
  • Power Supply: Corsair HX1000W
  • Video Card: HD 4870 x 2, HD 4870 single
  • Additional Fans: None
  • Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 7200.9 80GB SATAII 8MB cache
  • OS: Windows Vista x64 (Fully Updated)

The above is the test system we will use. In the benchmarks for memory, default timings and specs will be indicated in blue. For these blue results, all the memory timings are left on AUTO in the BIOS, which sets up this specific clock journey across the memory to the FSB to the CPU and back. This will best simulate the likely settings that an average user will get with this memory. For those that like to tweak their RAM, you will most likely tweak it anyways. The overclocks will respectively follow in shades of red. Get it? Red…overclocking…yeah alright. We know you’re all intelligent out there. For memory benchmarks, we run the modules with the highest frequency on the board thereby letting us evaluate for overall occurrence.


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Posted By: Usman Ihtsham
ON Saturday, June 28th, 2008
12:35 AM

28 Comments

28 Comments so far

  1. adurioubmidam June 28th, 2008 12:38 AM

    Man, WiG is on top of everything. Loving it.

  2. afirmitive June 28th, 2008 12:38 AM

    Another great Review!

  3. IBKING91 June 28th, 2008 12:38 AM

    Thanks for the review

    Genius as always. Will buy soon

  4. ceebz June 28th, 2008 12:40 AM

    love these reviews and going to buy this right now. Never a fan of the 2gb heat spreaders, rather have 4 GB. thanks!

  5. Bdog June 28th, 2008 12:40 AM

    more and more do i wanna upgrade

  6. David Jeffers June 28th, 2008 12:41 AM

    Thanks for review man

  7. JoshDargie June 28th, 2008 12:41 AM

    hardware golden choice iis very difficult to get. Seeing the results though, it earned it.

  8. VenomXv June 28th, 2008 12:42 AM

    Whatifgaming is the best <3 ty.

  9. ZepherX June 28th, 2008 12:43 AM

    Hmmmm money could be better spent on CPUs and GPU’s for gaming. Totally agree. But I’m a Premeire guy—I definitely want this and am ordering this from Crucial atm. Thanks.

  10. bbflynn June 28th, 2008 12:48 AM

    Thank you very much. C’est tres bon.

  11. venkatezh June 28th, 2008 12:48 AM

    Sweet. thank. Going to buy it soon

  12. atl_rg June 28th, 2008 12:50 AM

    Hardware goldenness.

  13. Lajk192 June 28th, 2008 12:52 AM

    Amazing stuff. Buying it

  14. PCTechNerd June 28th, 2008 12:52 AM

    Thanks a bunch. CL7 at 1.5V is crazy

  15. genieinthebottle June 28th, 2008 12:55 AM

    We bought another memory :(. Now regretting it says bf. This one is way better

  16. antaraa June 28th, 2008 12:56 AM

    Thanks

  17. wiseguy272 June 28th, 2008 12:58 AM

    Very great review. Quite possibly the best reviews from each category. Always looking forward to more

  18. Conjuredevil June 28th, 2008 12:59 AM

    Thanks! Buying it now

  19. Pancakes June 28th, 2008 1:58 AM

    Even 2 fps makes a difference. buying now

  20. Monolith2001 June 28th, 2008 1:58 AM

    Buying this one for sure. Definitely top of the line at 4GB.

  21. Memoryclocker June 28th, 2008 1:59 AM

    Memory clocks seem stable, and tRWT seems just on stable to CL7. Must have it appears. I agree

  22. Vash63 June 28th, 2008 2:00 AM

    Tyvm

  23. FreedomPhantom June 28th, 2008 2:00 AM

    I’m liking it a lot. Need this for upgrades

  24. coop81 June 28th, 2008 2:01 AM

    Thanks. Love it. But any performance for 8800GTS?

  25. PCEnthusiast June 28th, 2008 2:01 AM

    Sweet stuff. I really want gold heat spreads on this still. My cooling isn’t exactly the best

    Apollodorus replied on June 28, 2008 2:03 AM:

    It’s low on idle and load from the power efficiency after 24 hours. Which is still something.

  26. RadianceGraphics June 28th, 2008 2:02 AM

    Thanks

  27. Apollodorus June 28th, 2008 2:02 AM

    Bought it. Waiting on tracking #