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DDR-2 533MHz Memory Royal Rumble - September 2004 - Mushkin

It's been a long time in the works but we are finally ready with our DDR-2 533MHz Memory Royal Rumble of September 2004. We check out and compare the performance of memory modules from Kingmax, Crucial, TwinMOS, Mushkin, Corsair and Kingston. If you are on the market for a new set of DDR-2 memory, you cannot miss this article.

| DDR-2 Memory in RAM | Posted: Sep 17, 2004 4:00 am

Mushkin DDR-2 533MHz using Infineon chip

 

- Specifications

 

Matched modules

 

DDR-2

 

240 pins

 

Unbuffered

 

non-ECC

 

1.8V

 

64x64 module density

 

32x8 chip density

 

Lifetime warranty

 

- The Packaging

 

Mushkin packaging is probably the best computer packaging in the world but with this said also the most expensive to ship.

 

Mushkin are the only company we know who can send two pieces of memory in a box the size of a Shuttle XPC small form factor computer. Mushkin ship their memory in an inflatable plastic bubble where the memory is seated safely inside. We absolutely love it but if you're buying from Mushkin and need the modules shipped overseas, the freight would be an absolute killer.

 

We would be more then happy to send a box of two modules around the world and know that they will come back together unharmed.

 

- The Modules

 

Mushkin are hiding their chips beyond a tightly bound heat spreader. As we mentioned, a heat spreader shouldn't really play too much importance on DDR-2 at the moment as it uses less voltage which mean it generates less heat.

 

 

It is an excellent looking heat spreader with the name Mushkin raised slightly and the words "Enhanced Memory" engraved into it. While Mushkin are using a heat spreader, they haven't made any misleading claims of it being better (like Corsair XMS which is just the same as their cheaper Value Select series with the inclusion of a heat spreader) then all the other memory so it is really only included for cosmetic reasons.

 

 

 

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