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.
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|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|
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