Installation & Testing Procedures
Installing any type of memory is pretty easy. Just find the open memory slots in your system and insert the memory and lock it into place. This is dual channel memory so make sure you have it in the right slots. Of course that all depends on the motherboard you are using.
Once installed all you have to do is go into the BIOS and enable the XMP profile and the memory will be running at 2400 MHz. I would suggest getting the latest BIOS for your motherboard though. We I first tried enabling the XMP profile my system kept rebooting. Once I updated the BIOS everything was fine. Opening up CPU-Z we can see all of the information on the memory.
Our test system is made up of the following components:
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K
Video Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI Hero
Memory: ADATA XPG V2 Series DDR3-2400 8GB Memory Kit
Storage: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: Asetek 240mm watercooler
Case: HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station
We have a set battery of benchmarks for Memory reviews. We have listed the applications we use for testing below.
– Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– Latency Benchmark
– Cache Benchmark
AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark
MaxxMem – Preview
Now let’s get to testing!