Test Setup and Overclocking
In testing the Team Dark Pro DDR4-3000 16GB memory kit, I am using a Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard powered with an Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake processor. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
Memory: Team DARK Pro DDR4 3000MHz 16GB
Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme Edition
Storage Drives: Zotac SONIX 480GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum
Chassis: DimasTech Bench Table Easy V3.0
Here is a CPU-Z screenshot of the Z170 system, where the memory is configured using its Intel XMP Profile.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t successful in overclocking the Team DARK Pro DDR4-3000. I was able to push the kit up to 3200MHz, but it wasn’t stable enough to finish the tests or benchmarks. I was experience random crashes even in normal desktop operation, so I decided to benchmark the kit using it’s XMP Profile instead and it’s advertised speed of 3000MHz.
But here’s a screenshot of the AIDA64 cache and memory benchmark that I got when I pushed the kit to 3200MHz. Obviously, there’s an improvement in terms of read/write and copy speeds. Too bad it wasn’t stable enough. I don’t want to inject more voltage (above 1.4v) just to see if it will stable out.
I benchmarked the kit at speed of 3000MHz and timings of 15-15-15-35 at 1.35V. The system was overall stable and smooth with its XMP Profile enabled. The benchmark results are on the next page.