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Mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) XP2-6400 Memory Review

Price: $213.41


The new Microsoft Vista and the Apple OSX Leopard operating systems are very demanding on a system. You won’t be able to run either of them at their best with only 1GB of RAM – you'll need more. True 4GB sets of RAM are hard to find, especially quality sets. Like most enthusiasts, I also want to have high performance RAM that has room for overclocking. Let’s take a look at Mushkin’s new true 4GB kit (2 x 2GB) XP2-6400 RAM with timings of 4-4-4-12. How well will this 4GB set perform? How much room will I have to overclock? Join me as I thoroughly examine this XP2-6400 4GB kit.

"Founded in 1994, Mushkin is best known for producing “Enhanced” memory modules. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado Mushkin provides performance enhanced computer products to users worldwide. Exceptional quality, enhanced performance and unparalleled customer support are what make Mushkin products the best in the industry."


Closer Look:

The Mushkin 4GB XP2-6400 memory is packaged the same way all of Mushkin’s modules are. I like this style of packaging because it’s simple, professional, and small. The back of the package has information regarding installation and troubleshooting, which I think is very helpful to have.



The sticker on each module display its timings, frequency, and the part number. The modules use Mushkin’s FrostByte heatsink, so you already know that the temperatures will be kept cool quite well.



Now that we have an idea for what the XP2-6400 2x2GB memory looks like, let’s install them and start testing!


  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Specifications
  3. Testing: CPU-Z, Task Manager
  4. Testing: PCMark05, SiSoft Sandra
  5. Testing: Cachemem, Far Cry
  6. Overclocking: Results, PCMark05, SiSoft Sandra
  7. Overclocking: Cachemem, Far Cry
  8. Conclusion
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