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. They actually look quite good!
I threw this memory in our build we did on the In Win 805 Infinity and they looked awesome! You will notice that the lights will pulse, this is based on the temperature of the modules. GeIL has explained the different 5 different levels:
Level 1: 40 ℃: 13 beats/min
Level 2: 40-45 ℃: 60 beats/min
Level 3: 45-50 ℃: 80 beats/min
Level 4: 50-55 ℃: 120 beats/min
Level 5: >55 ℃: 200 beats/min
Now for testing we put this memory in our normal Z170 test rig, it is made up of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
Video Card: MSI GTX 770 GamingMSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB
Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A
Memory: GeIL Super Luce DDR4-3000 16GB
Storage: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: Cooler Master MasterAir Pro 3
Case: HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station
Taking a look at CPU-Z we can see this memory is running at its XMP profile, operating at 3000 MHz with timings of 15-17-17-35 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!