Mushkin XP2-6400 DDR2 2gb Kit


With the introduction of the AM2 chipset from AMD which most notably adds DDR2 support to their platform and the increased need for 2gb of memory in your machine to run the latest games without lag, more and more people are flocking to the forums to ask “Just what is the best 2gb DDR2 kit for overclocking?”.

In the past, overclockers have been spoilt with the specs of DDR reaching speeds of up to 310mhz (DDR620) and latencies as low as 2-2-2-5. We all know that DDR2 can’t compete with these latencies, at least not at present, however today I’m going to be looking at some memory from Mushkin which could well start closing the gap.

About Mushkin
“Founded in 1994, Mushkin is best known for producing “Enhanced” memory modules. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado Mushkin provides performance enhanced computer products to users worldwide. Exceptional quality, enhanced performance and unparalleled customer support are what make Mushkin products the best in the industry.”

Often regarded as one of the “Top-3” memory manufacturers by overclockers, lets see if they’ve got what it takes to convince me to move away from my 1gb DDR620 rig!


Mushkin Packaging Mushkin Packaging
Mushkin have chosen to package their XP2 modules in a ‘blister-pack’ style packet. This method seems to be a favourite among memory manufacturers, with companies such as OCZ and G.Skill using exactly the same packets.

I was slightly disappointed to see Mushkin using the same paper insert on their XP2 series as they do on their other models. It would have been nice touch if Mushkin could have included some information relevant to the memory contained within the packet. Some manufacturers have even been known to go as far as including the best configurations for some of the most popular overclocking motherboards.