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Anandtech Reviews Mushkin RAM 32

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the maybe-not-quite-the-holy-grail dept.
EisleyRocks writes "Trying to find the right RAM to satisfy your overclocking needs? Anandtech has reviewed the latest offering from Mushkin. From the article: 'For gamers who seek fast timings and high bandwidth at stock memory ratios, the Mushkin XP2-5300 is a very good choice. The same can be said for overclockers looking for the highest DDR2 clock speeds that they can find. There are a few memories that can go higher in speed than Mushkin DDR2, but there are very few current DDR2 modules that can do 3-3-3 timings to DDR2-700 and above, or DDR2 memories that can handle higher voltage as well as this Mushkin. For now, the Mushkin XP2-5300 is a good choice among DDR2 1GB modules in 2GB kits.'"
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Anandtech Reviews Mushkin RAM

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  • Bah! (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward
    640K should be enough for anybody!
  • Why is this news? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Groo Wanderer (180806)
    Umm, who OK'd this news, and what were you smoking. No comment on the review itself, just a hearty 'WTF'? Were you guys really that bored?

    In related news, there was a car crash on the freeway this morning, and it probably rained somewhere, why aren't those headlines?

    While this will probably get me flamed, I expected better from Slashdot.

              -Charlei
    • Because hardware news is part of Slashdot too. Sure, I might as well visit HardOCP for my hardware reviews, but I wouldn't say it's far off the usual topics.
    • Funny you should mention the weather. I should post a story that there is a chance of rain in Elwynn Forest today.

      WoW Patch Notes [worldofwarcraft.com]

    • Well I'm hoping you understand that this article was posted as a substory, and not a headliner. Ths having been said, your views are apparently in the minory. Your tone is less than cooperative, and your criticism falls somewhat short of contructive. In short, your reply shows the debating ability of a chihuahua.

      I hope this flame lives up your high expectations of Slashdot in general, and of me in particular. Call me sometime, and we'll meet for tea.
  • by unkaggregate (855265) on Wednesday March 29, 2006 @07:22AM (#15016816) Homepage
    Who here quickly glanced at the title and saw "munchkin RAM"?
  • I don't go to /. for advertisments. Yes, I know that high-end computer gear keeps improving, and that's all very exciting for rich computer enthusiasts and gamers. But I don't need to read about it on /. as it's not particularly exciting for me unless I just happen to be in the market for high-end gear (which I'm not at the moment), and any info on the subject is almost completely uninformative.

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    • I don't go to /. for advertisments. Yes, I know that high-end computer gear keeps improving, and that's all very exciting for rich computer enthusiasts and gamers. But I don't need to read about it on /. as it's not particularly exciting for me unless I just happen to be in the market for high-end gear (which I'm not at the moment), and any info on the subject is almost completely uninformative.

      Well /. does not force you to actually read the story. You can customize what stories are presented to you and

      • Anandtech is far from just a parrot of company advertisements, they do do a good job with the reviews on the most part and many of us like to keep up with the products available as well as those competing.

        I am well aware of Anandtech as an extremely useful source for hardware reviews. However, /. is all about new developments, and RAM chips which are slightly faster and better in every regard than previous chips simply aren't newsworthy. And I also know that I don't have to read the article. It's just th

  • by ami-in-hamburg (917802) on Wednesday March 29, 2006 @09:11AM (#15017117)
    I may be ignorant on this subject, but considering the speeds of non-overclocked hardware, is there really a human noticable difference when you overclock your hardware compared to if you don't?

    I mean seriously, is the human eye capable of noticing a few more frames per second. I am almost certain that your keyboard, mouse and joystick cannot be overclocked. Therefore, if your input is limited by your input device speeds, does it make sense to increase your memory performance by 10% if it will burn out 50% sooner than if it were not overclocked?

    No, this is not sarcasm, I really don't know the answers and am genuinely curious.

    • I'm with you. I buy a new PC every three years and they're generally so much faster than the ones before it that another 2, 5 or 10% doesn't really matter.

      I used to do the look through Computer Shopper & spec out a machine myself, but now I have a house, a wife and a kid and I just don't want to spend time on those things.
      • I remember overclocking my first PC. I ended up overclocking it about 33% and managed to get it to the point where it played Starcraft smoothly. Other than that, I've not seen much point in overclocking.
    • I may be ignorant on this subject, but considering the speeds of non-overclocked hardware, is there really a human noticable difference when you overclock your hardware compared to if you don't?

      You may as well ask if "GoFaster" Stripes increase vehicle speed.
    • Well, Obsessive Math Freak's reply was a waste.

      In most cases, you're right - overclocking isn't useful. The edge cases where it would help tend to *require* better accuracy/stability, which you risk when you overclock. Manufacturers have expensive equipment to benchmark their own products so they can sell them at the highest speed, I really hope people don't think burn-in testing comes close to what manufacturers do. About the only time you could really luck out is if a manufacturer decides to under-clock
      • Funny, I overclock my Athlon X2 rig by a substantial margin thanks to slightly better quality components. Since they don't yet make a 2.7ghz dual-core Athlon, the closest thing being a 1000$ FX-60 at 2.6ghz. My components cost significantly less than that chip alone, I consider it a win.

        I do see the benefit of running 35% faster, since I do lots of CPU-intensive processing. Encoding jobs and compilations take 1/4 less time to do, which for me equates to 2-3 hours saved each day. This also means my PC co
  • My experiences with Mushkin have proven them to make overall decent RAM, but I got burned on my last purchase in regards to a rebate offered by Mushkin, I met all the requirements but they still rejected me.. so they are on my blacklist for now... >:(

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