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Old April 25, 2010, 05:22 AM
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Old June 1, 2010, 04:39 AM
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I asked Mushkin about these new Redlines and I was informed they are released in Europe only. So we are stuck with the regular green PCB's.
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Do you seriously buy memory based on pcb color?
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Old June 1, 2010, 09:24 AM
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Do you seriously buy memory based on pcb color?
No not really, but I thought I would update this thread as they won't be available in North America. I have a black/red theme going on inside and out of my case and the redlines match perfectly. So would Corsair Dominator GT's or G Skill Ripjaws/Tridents. Im happy with my kit and wouldn't get rid of it for the black PCB's... that would be silly. But If they were out and available in North America, I would buy them over the green ones since they have the same specs.
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Old June 1, 2010, 09:35 AM
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I think Mushkin should differentiate between their levels of memory like they used to. I mean Redline used to be the top, and then XP, HP, etc. Now they have ridgeback, ascent, redline and all that and no one knows what is supposed to be better. All it is is different spreaders and pcb colors. Stupid really.
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I think Mushkin should differentiate between their levels of memory like they used to. I mean Redline used to be the top, and then XP, HP, etc. Now they have ridgeback, ascent, redline and all that and no one knows what is supposed to be better. All it is is different spreaders and pcb colors. Stupid really.
I don't find it too confusing... Although I do love Mushkin memory and know a lot about their ram. For reference, this is there DDR3 Triple Channel memory line from best performance to lowest:

Highest Performance
Redline
Blackline
Ridgeback
Silverline
Lowest/Budget RAM

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Ascent: Found on the high end Redline/blackline series. Best cooling performance, great for overclocking. Due to the large width, you cannot have 6 dims of memory. There also may have clearance issues with certain after market heatsinks.

Frostbyte: Found on all the memory series except for the Ridgebacks. Good cooling performance, good for overclocking. Small heatsinks are great to have 3 or 6 dims. Also you can mount any after market heatsink due to the small size.

Ridgeback: Found on the Ridgeback series memory only. Pretty much similar to Frostbyte in respect to performance.

Stiletto: Found on the Silverline and Blackline series only. Offer the lowest memory cooling, not too great for overclocking. Small size will have no issues with aftermarket heatsinks and can be combined in 3 or 6 dims.
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