Mushkin PC2-4200 1GB Dual Channel Kit

Written by John Chen    Thursday, 23 December 2004 11:00
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Introduction

Mushkin is a small company that is capable of making a substantial impact in the industry.  Even back in the days of SDRAM, Mushkin's PC133 memory with the black PCB was a highly recommended option for extreme overclocking.  Although Mushkin made extremely high quality memory, the modules were often tagged with high prices.  The Mushkin Level II PC3500 was the most sought after Winbond BH5 based memory.  People paid top dollars for the sticks because it provided some of the best overclocking results available.  I once sold a set for $450!  This level of prestige reflects Mushkin's influence in the industry. 

Mushkin was a bit slow with the release of DDR2 solutions.  The first and only available choice for DDR2 was their PC2-4200, rated at 4-4-4.  The latencies were rather high for a speed of 266MHZ, but they did come with nice silver heatspreaders.  Mushkin has now expanded their line of DDR2 options.  There are now two choices of PC2-4200 memory, one rated at 4-4-4 without heatspreaders and one rated at 3-3-3 with heatspreaders.  The sample we received today would most likely be PC2-4200 3-3-3 with a heatspreader, although the sample was not clearly labeled.