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Dual Channel DDR-500 Kits Compared - OCZ, Kingmax, Mushkin and TwinMOS - The Modules - Mushkin Hi Performance PC4000 Enhanced

By: Cameron Johnson | Editorials in RAM | Posted: Jul 1, 2004 4:00 am

Mushkin Hi Performance PC4000


- Specifications


JEDEC Standard




CL3 @ 500MHz




Single Bank


32Mx64 Module


32Mx8 chip density


Jet Black 6-Layer PCB


Gold Contacts




2.5V - 2.75V




Installed Heatspreader (color may vary)


- The Modules


Mushkin has been in the overclocking game longer than OCZ or any other memory manufacturer. Mushkin was the first to bring out 133MHz SDRAM to run on the BX chipset long before anyone else. To this day, Mushkin has put a lot of effort and style into its memory products and it once again shows off with their latest high performance memory modules.



The modules supplied to us from Mushkin are Dual Channel PC4000 High Performance modules. These are indicated by the black 6 layer PCB designed to reduce noise on the DDR bus.



It seems Hynix is the pick of the crop amongst a lot of the memory manufacturers today, simply due to the high yields they are starting to achieve. Speeds have been hit at 300MHz for these modules, though it is hard to get them to do that on most consumer motherboards. Mushkin uses an alloy black heat spreader that is adhered to the modules with thermal tape and pinch pins to ensure a secure and hard heat transfer surface.


- Overclocking


Mushkin memory was the most flexible with its SPD timings. Setting OCZ and Kingmax memory timings to manual would cause boot locks, however at SPD timings, they would work fine. Mushkin allowed lower FSB and lower CAS latencies or would simply run on SPD up to a maximum of 265MHz DDR using 2.9v.


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