PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 2GB Dual Channel RAM D22GX93XLP-5 Review

Posted: May 23 2007, 12:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 9:09am CDT, in Reviews | Computer Hardware

 
PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 2GB Dual Channel RAM D22GX93XLP-5 Review
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Benchmarks

Features & Specifications
The PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 RAM is rated for s a speed of 1173 MHz and latencies of 5-5-5-15 at 2.2V. The same heat spreader issue don the PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 as was use don the previous XLR8 PC2-8500 RAM I tested with the change from a blue XLR8 sticker to a gold XLR8 sticker to signify the higher performance of the new kit. This RAM is only available in a 2GB dual channel kit, which is obviously, what I will be reviewing here. The PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 is NVIDIA SLI certified with EPP support.

Test System
I tested the RAM in a test system with the following specifications:

  • CPU- Intel QX6700
  • Mainboard- XFX 680i
  • OS- Windows XP Pro
  • Video- XFX 8800 Ultra XXX
  • Display- Dell 30” UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC
  • RAM- PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384

Sandra XI Benchmarks
To test the RAM I used a trio of benchmarks from Sandra XI. The first test up was the Memory Bandwidth benchmark which showed the following test results:

  • RAM Int Buff’d iSSE2- 5687 Mb/s
  • RAM Bandwidth Float Buff’d iSSE2- 5689 MB/s

The next benchmark up was Cache and Memory, which gave the following results:

  • Combined Index- 30229 MB/s
  • Speed Factor- 114.7

The final benchmark up for the PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 was the Memory Latency test which gave the following results:

  • Random Access Time: 73ns
  • Speed Factor- 65

Overclocking & Final Thoughts
After all the tests were complete, I overclocked the RAM as high as I could get it and ended up running at 1225MHz with 5-5-514 latencies. The system was completely stabile at these settings and ran flawlessly. Using the PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 RAM was as easy as it gets for stock speeds, I simply plugged it into the slots on my mainboard and all settings were automatically configured, including the voltage.

Verdict

Conclusion

Pros

  • Very fast right out of the box
  • Self configures on compatible mainboards

Cons

  • Higher voltage requirements could pose warranty issues for some mainboards

Verdict
The PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 RAM is way fast right out of the box and requires no configuration at all on 680i mainboards. There is even some overhead to allow you to overclock the RAM more if you are so inclined. Overall, the PNY XLR8 DDR2 PC2-9384 RAM kit is a great product that gamers and overclockers will want to check out.

9.0
10
 
 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
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