991434 Muskin 2x1024gb PC3200

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  1. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/memory_detail.asp?ID=194


    with all the hype of tight timings and insanely cheap prices for RAM currently, I decided to take the plunge from 1gb (2x512) to 2gb. sure, I could've went with another 2x512 kit to make 2gb, but I didn't like filling the entire 4 slots (plus I wanted to use the 2x512 - Corsair XMS 3200XL - in a rig I'm going to build for my father :o ). also, the jealousy I caught when I saw my friend put in his Patriot 2gb kit in his rig made me want a kit of my own.
    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=140291

    anyway, timings are insignificant but the price I paid for these sticks were only $15 more than the crucial 1gb sticks I was going to buy at newegg, so I thought what the hell. timings are rated at 2-3-2-6 @400mhz. not too shabby for 1gb sticks.


    the RAM and heatspreader package is very attractive covering the Jet Black 6 Layer PCB and Infineon chips. (if you guys want pics, let me know and I'll take a few)


    now, since everyone seems to love low latency or tight timings, the 1st thing I tried to do was see how far of an OC I can go without changing the timings or voltage. and this was the best I could do before I started getting errors in memtest (test 5)
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    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=27140

    with the patriot 2gb kit (2-3-2-5 were it's rated timings), the highest OC on the stock timings and voltage I saw were 202 (yeah, 2mhz :( ) before memtest gave errors.



    I'm a very mild OCer as you can tell by the validation, but I'm more of a stability freak than an extreme OCer. nonetheless, these sticks are incredible considering the tight timings. I've yet to try and see their highest OC and I plan on finding out this weekend. I'm hoping to get around 240ish @ 3-3-3-8, but I expect somewhere around 225-230 @ 3-3-3-8 is more realistic.

    I was lucky enough to get these sticks for $216 shipped from Mushkin direct since they had it listed at a wrong price, and at that price for a 2x1024 kit, it was a steal IMO. you can still get these sticks for ~230 shipped but from a less than stellar seller at Tigerdirect.com


    edit: tiger just raised their prices to $279.99. it was $219.99 plus ~$10 shipping. I guess they figured out what they were really worth :o
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1476816&sku=M56-5920
     
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    why would you not get Corsair XMS?
     
  3. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    because I saved $30 on the mushkin?

    edit: and crucial > corsair :mamoru:
     
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    that's just stoopid...
     
  5. Jay

    Jay My shit don't stink

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    just giving you shit dude since it's apprent you're a corsair fanboy. both companies IMO are very reliable memory companies. 1 excels in putting out raw mhz while the other is more geared towards low latency. I used to be a corsair fanboy, until I got a hold of the Mushkin redline series and crucial ballistix. my brand loyalty now goes to whoever gives the best prices :mamoru:


    I was fucking around with the memory more and actually got it up to 215 (ddr430) at stock timings and voltage. not bad for their mid line of memory :o
    http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=27168
     

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