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Mushkin XP2-9200 DDR2 1150 Mhz (2 x 1GB) Ram

Price: $424.99 USD


    You know the drill: countless hours spent in front of the magic box, doing research trying to get the most performance for your hard earned dollars. You have the latest and greatest of everything and now the one piece of the puzzle that is missing is your system memory. Well look no further, as we have a winner! Mushkin has just released their highest speed rated modules in the form of the XP2-9200. This set of 2 X 1 Gigabyte modules are specified to run at 1150 mhz (575 fsb), with 5-5-4-12 latencies. Recently Mushkin has been shipping all of their HP and XP series modules with EPP programming as an added feature. EPP, or Enhanced Performance Profiles, is an added bit of programming included on the SPD chip of the memory, to improve compatibility as well as allowing for one setting to control memory timings, overclocking and performance.

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 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 Mushkins products range from Joe six pack, all the way up to Apple, NASA and everywhere between.

Closer Look:

    This set of modules come in a flip-open clamshell type enclosure. The modules are held in place well enough to prevent damage to them in transit. Included with the modules is a card that features the Mushkin logo on the front and detailed installation and troubleshooting tips on the back.

These modules feature EPP programming, Enhanced latencies and are rated at 5-5-4-12 at 1150 mhz.

Mushkin uses heat spreaders that feature Frostbyte technology. Unlike some brands of memory, the heat spreaders are attached to the thermal tape securely.

Now that we see the how they look, I am anxious to see how they work once I have them installed!

  1. Introduction and Closer Look
  2. Installation:, Specifications
  3. Testing: CPU-Z, TaskManager
  4. Testing: PCMark 05, Sandra
  5. Testing: Cachemem, Far Cry
  6. Overclocking: Results and Testing
  7. Overclocking: Pcmark05
  8. Overclocking: Sandra
  9. Overclocking: CacheMem
  10. Overclocking: Far Cry
  11. Conclusion
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