For this presentation I will be using a
computer with the following configuration:
- Dell Inspiron
- CPU: Intel
- RAM: 6GB
- VGA: Intel
- HDD1: Corsair
Force LX (OS Drive)
To test the performance of the Crucial BallistiX,
I will be using the following test applications in this quick first look.
We all know WinRAR, as it’s one of the best
compression programs, but it also has a build in benchmark, so I let it run for
two minutes and here are the results.
There is a difference in the result and it
favours the Crucial RAM.
is a lightweight tool that allows you to estimate the performance of your
computer’s memory with minimum effort. With MaxxMEM2 you can test your
RAM speed when writing, reading, or copying files. You can also view the memory
latency in order to estimate its effect on the computer performance. You can
get MaxxMEM2 from http://www.maxxpi.net
Let’s start our test by displaying the
write/read and copy result.
the Clear winner is the Crucial RAM compared to the stock RAM that came with
more the Crucial BallistiX RAM is proving to be faster with lower latency.
AIDA 64 is great software. It can help you
identify your hardware, it can test you system for stability, and you can also
use it to do benchmarks. For this test I will be using the memory benchmarking
features of AIDA 64. Below are the results for memory read/write/copy and also
runs here were done with all power saving features disabled, but the difference
again the Crucial RAM is able to give the better result.
Cinebench is a real-world cross platform
test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities, and with
this test we can see how much of a difference there is between the two tested RAM
Again the result is in favour of the
Crystal Disk Mark doesn’t need an
introduction, it’s a benchmark tool that I have used in all my reviews from SSDs
to USB flash drives, in this case it will be used to benchmark the virtual disk
that is created in the system memory.
Let me start by comparing the read results
from the two RAM kits, and then again compare them when it comes to write
Not a surprise here, the result favours the
16GB kit with the tighter timings.
Again the Crucial BallistiX RAM with
tighter timings is able to give results that are much better than the stock RAM.
Let’s head to the final page of this