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. Since we have four modules we will be filling all open memory slots on our board.
Once installed all you have to do is go into the BIOS and enable the XMP profile and the memory will be running at 1866 MHz. 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: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT DDR3-1866 16GB 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
Now let’s get to testing!