Buy the ARP T-Shirt! BIOS Optimization Guide Money Savers!

 04 June 2005
 Discuss here !
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 33.0
Covering 628 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you ... Read here
BIOS Option Of The Week - Virtualization Technology
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known... Read here
Buy The BOG Book Subscribe To The BOG! Latest Money Savers!
Mushkin 2GB HP3200 Dual Channel Memory Kit Review
Digg! Reddit!Add to Reddit | Bookmark this article:

Mushkin 2GB HP PC3200 2-3-2 DDR Memory

When you think of Mushkin, their high performance ultra-low latency modules come into mind. But for their mid-range HP modules, they did pretty well to use the less popular Infineon chips to allow for higher density, while leaving the Samsung TCCD or the new Winbond UTT chips for modules designed for overclocking.

We tried running these modules at 2-2-2 at 200MHz, but it failed to boot up, regardless of any voltage settings. The stock timings 2-3-2 fared better, hitting 208MHz before it ran out of steam. 2.5-3-3 seemed to be the sweetest spot, if you want to overclock these modules. The loose timings of 3-4-4 did not affect the results that much, allowing a maximum speed of just 224MHz.

Increasing voltage is pointless since it does not appear to improve the modules overclockability at all. This is so much like like the Samsung TCCD-based modules we have tested before.

The overclockability of these modules is nothing like Mushkin's Black Series which could do 270MHz and beyond. But according to Mushkin's pricelist, this 2GB HP3200 dual-channel kit is just slightly more expensive than their 1GB Redline XP4000 dual-channel kit! That's how much you save if you don't intend to overclock much!

Although it comes in thin plastic covers, Mushkin has assured us that this is only because they ran out of Air Boxes. These are pre-tested dual-channel memory modules and true enough, our tests show that they are stable in dual-channel mode.

As this is a 2GB memory kit, it is excellent for those who are into heavy multi-tasking or multimedia. As many Photoshop users will attest, 1GB of memory is really not enough memory.

The Mushkin 2GB HP3200 dual-channel memory kit delivers exactly what it claims - high capacity, tight timings, and a reasonable price. It clearly caters to enthusiasts who are looking for large capacity memory modules at reasonably good timings and affordable prices.

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!

MSRP • US$ 286
Lowest PriceGrabber Price
Review Comprehensive Review
Chip Capacity 512 Mbit
Module Capacity 1024 MB
Chip Density  64M x 8
DIMM interface 184 pins
SDRAM Speed Grade 5.0 ns
Rated Memory Clock 200 MHz
Data Transfers Per Clock 2
Supported CAS Latencies 2.0, 2.5, 3.0
Refresh Rate 7.8 µs
I/O Voltage 2.6 - 2.7 V
Operating Temperature 0 to 70 °C
Power Dissipation NA


* Our New Review System

ARP is committed to developing new ways to improve your experience with us. As part of our continuous efforts to improve the value of our reviews to you, we are implementing a new review system.

This new review system is designed to allow you to quickly receive information on the latest hardware. This new system also allows you to quickly get the gist of the review without reading through it. This can be very useful, especially in situations where you need to make a quick purchase decision.

In this new system, we start with a Product Overview whenever a company sends us a press release about their latest product. We shift through extraneous PR-talk to create a straightforward summary of the product's features as well as specifications. This allows you to quickly find out all the pertinent details about the product, without reading through official press releases.

When we receive the product for review, we will quickly take photos of it and create a Pictorial Review. The purpose of a pictorial review is to allow you, the reader, to quickly examine the product visually. It may help you make better purchase decisions, especially if you cannot wait for the full review.

After thorough testing, we will post a Comprehensive Review of the product. This adds on to the pictorial review with comprehensive test results and our final conclusion on the product.

But no matter whether you are reading a Pictorial Review or a Comprehensive Review, you can always read the summary of the review as well as examine the product's specifications right on the first page. In all our new reviews, we will maintain the first page as a Product Overview page. If the product is listed in PriceGrabber, you can also check out the lowest price online.

We hope this new review system will make your experience a lot more enjoyable and informative!


ASUS Reveals The Transformer Book Chi & ZenBook UX305
OCZ Agility 2 (E) 60 GB Solid State Drive Review
The HighPoint Rocket 620 Performance Comparison Rev. 2.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Tech Report
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 Details Rev. 2.0
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Details Leaked!
ASUS EAH4870 Radeon HD 4870 Graphics Card Review Rev. 2.0
How To Always Save Tab Session In Internet Explorer 7?
Gigabyte GV-NX73G128D GeForce 7300 GS Graphics Card Review
512MB Mushkin PC4000 Dual Pack Review


Copyright © Tech All rights reserved.