The Lights and Testing Procedures
When you install your memory and power your system on you’ll notice the light bars on the modules light up white. This gives a nice little effect, but nothing super crazy.
Now for testing we put this memory in our new Z270 test rig, it is made up of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB
Motherboard: Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4-3200 16GB
Storage: Zotac Premium Edition 240GB
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X52
Case: Primochill Praxis Wetbench
Taking a look at CPU-Z we can see this memory is running at its XMP profile, operating at 3200 MHz with timings of 16-18-18-36 at 1.35V.
For testing we will run the memory at its stock or XMP profile settings using the below benchmarking software. We will then run the tests again our max overclock of 3200 MHz. Below is a list of benchmarking software that we use.
– SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– SiSoftware Sandra Cache & Memory Latency Benchmark
– SiSoftware Cache Bandwidth Benchmark
– AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark
– Cinebench R15 Multi-threaded test
– 3DMark Fire Strike Physics test
Now let’s get to testing!