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Mushkin Radioactive 996958 PC3 12800 2X2GB Memory Review

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You sure can't mistake these memory sticks for someone else's - they are very Mushkin Radioactive. They performed very well in the testing against the comparison modules we pitted them against. The tighter timings of these sticks produced an almost complete dominance of performance with the benchmarks we ran. 

These sticks overclocked very well for PC3-12800 modules. If you need the extra bandwidth and are willing to sacrifice its tighter timings to achieve this, this RAM can really get up there frequency-wise. Most RAM in the 2000+ MHz range runs Cas 9 anyway, so you're really not trading too much performance to loosen up this RAM and crank up the frequency if needed. We were able to better 2000 MHz with this RAM reaching 2220 MHz with 9-10-9-27 timings, so all-in-all, a very good overclockable set of memory.



  • Very good overclocking ability
  • Mushkin's Radioactive FrostByte heat spreaders
  • Tight stock timings
  • Unique looks
  • Price vs performance



  • None


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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  4. Testing: PCMark Vantage, Si Soft Sandra 2011
  5. Testing: Geekbench 2.1, Super PI 1.5
  6. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  7. Conclusion
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