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Old May 24, 2007, 07:19 AM
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Default Mushkin 4GB XP2-8500 review by techPowerUp!

These guys have little channels in the backs of the heatspreaders that are meant to house tubing for watercooling...they're still to bloody expensive with all the cheap 2GB kits around.

  • This 4 GB kit of Mushkin XP2-8500 will cost around $659, which is a lot of money, but for that price you get a performance memory kit that can run high clocks, good timings and comes in 4 GB capacity.
  • <LI nd="4">4 GB <LI nd="5">High clock speed <LI nd="6">Runs fine at default voltage of 1.8V <LI nd="7">Flexible timings
  • Good performance
  • <LI nd="9">Expensive
  • Works best only on 64-bit OS with 64-bit applications
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Old May 24, 2007, 08:08 AM
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Yeah, they clock a few mhz over the hp2-6400 but are also double the price. Easy decision IMO.
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Old May 25, 2007, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Eldonko View Post
Yeah, they clock a few mhz over the hp2-6400 but are also double the price. Easy decision IMO.
True that, they are priced ridiculously. One of the reasons is because they have to cherry pick every single one of the kits. Not many chips designed for 2GB modules will be able to do 1066MHz reliably.

tPU! didn't really show how far those modules could be pushed via overclocking though. Unless 560MHz was actually their max, but my kit does 600MHz 100% stable...
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