Mushkin HP2-6400 DDR2 800 Mhz (2 x 2GB) Ramccokeman - April 21, 2007
So you have been thinking about that next upgrade, wondering which component will help you over your next performance hurdle. How about 4 gigabytes of system memory? I know what you are thinking, though. You are thinking that nobody has a good set of 2x2GB modules available and that you don't want four 1GB modules. Well think again. Today we will be looking at Mushkin's newest 4 gigabyte set of memory. This kit features 2 x 2GB modules, DDR2 800 speeds, 5-4-4-12 timings and EPP programming to help you reach your performance goals. The phrase on the packaging states "Get More". Let’s see just how much "more" we can get.
Mushkin was founded in 1994 and have headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Mushkin is known as one of the top-tier suppliers for performance-enhanced computer products. Mushkin has a memory module to suit just about everyone, from the basic desktop system upgrade, to the all-out performance of the Redline series. Included in the product line-up, is a series of performance enhanced power supplies. The list of customers that rely on Mushkin products ranges from Joe six-pack, all the way up to Apple, NASA and many more in-between.
The memory comes in a standard clamshell design enclosure. The modules are kept secure in transit with this enclosure method and were still tightly gripped in the enclosure. The product card that helps to hold the modules in place contains the Mushkin logo on the front, troubleshooting tips and installation instructions on the rear.
These modules feature timings of 5-4-4-12 at DDR2 800 speeds. EPP programming is now an added feature on all HP, XP and Redline modules.
Mushkin uses what is called ‘Frostbyte’ technology on the heat-spreaders for their performance modules. The thermal tape used to hold the heat-spreaders on, seems to make good contact and keeps the heat-spreaders in contact with the modules underneath.