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Mushkin 2GB XP2-5300 3-3-3 Memory Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:59 am

Mushkin 2GB XP2-5300 3-3-3 Memory Review

With this months release of the Mushkin Xtreme Performance XP2-5300 3-3-3-10 DDR2 modules we are seeing that tight timings and high densities can work very well together. We test Mushkin's XP2-5300 modules versus 1GB and 2GB modules with the same speed and latency to show if these modules can hang with the Micron Rev A IC's.

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Mushkin Memory has brought low timings back to high density memory and the XP2-5300 modules feature the best price versus performance for any kit like it. We like these modules so much they get our first Editor's Choice Award for 2006 and should be on the top of the list when you go DDR2 shopping!


Article Title: Mushkin 2GB XP2-5300 3-3-3 Memory Review
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Postby kenc51 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:12 am

The pics on the benchmark results pages don't load!!!!

#-o

(@ least not for me!)
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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:22 am

you sure... just checked and work for me.
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Postby kenc51 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:27 am

they all load for me now.....except the "science mark" pics.......

It must be on my side......
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Postby Bwall » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:51 am

Nice looking memory. I've been trying to do more research on nice DDR2 sticks so that when AM2 comes I'll be ready.
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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:52 am

So far this is what I'll be using on my Socket AM2 platform!
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Postby kenc51 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:35 am

Apoptosis wrote:So far this is what I'll be using on my Socket AM2 platform!



Switching sides now are we.....?

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Postby Apoptosis » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:05 pm

I'm on both sides!
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Postby infinitevalence » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:52 pm

man your not even breaking 7000 in sandra and you want to use this on your AM2? cant say i see why.
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Postby jVIDIA » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:56 pm

Apoptosis, did you get 500MHz on those babes ?! And at what CAS and voltage ?

I also have a kit of the 5400UL rev1.3, and they are great. I have them at 500MHz @ CAS 5-2-3-4-2 @ 2.3v.

I'm hopping to see Corsair to come out with some DDR2 to succeed the 5400ul ones. I'd love to see some DDR2 @ 500MHz @ CAS 2,5 or 3 :mrgreen:
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Postby cre8 » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:04 pm

Looks like I will use them too.
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Postby 5-Clicks » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:36 pm

jVIDIA wrote:Apoptosis, did you get 500MHz on those babes ?! And at what CAS and voltage ?

I also have a kit of the 5400UL rev1.3, and they are great. I have them at 500MHz @ CAS 5-2-3-4-2 @ 2.3v.

I'm hopping to see Corsair to come out with some DDR2 to succeed the 5400ul ones. I'd love to see some DDR2 @ 500MHz @ CAS 2,5 or 3 :mrgreen:


I'm wondering the same thing. :D
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Postby Apoptosis » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:08 am

Let me re-run some testing and I'll let you know what the max is at CL4 and CL5!
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Postby jVIDIA » Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:21 am

Apoptosis wrote:Let me re-run some testing and I'll let you know what the max is at CL4 and CL5!


Please do that on the P5WD2 @ 2.3v max. :drool:
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Postby 5-Clicks » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:44 pm

Or a vmodded P5WD2 Premium at 2.4v :drool: :supz:
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Postby jVIDIA » Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:46 am

5-Clicks wrote:Or a vmodded P5WD2 Premium at 2.4v :drool: :supz:


5-Clicks, you can go for a P5WD2-E that has 2.4v as max. vmem already.


Apoptosis, nothing yet about OC @ 500MHz ?! :mrgreen:
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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:06 am

Been working on editing a 9 page article for today and a 5 pager for tomorrow... not to mention I painted a room in my house last night and started finishing the basement so I can build my test room down... Lot's of small projects here. After I post today's ATI article it's the next thing on my list.
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Postby jVIDIA » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:50 am

:yikes:

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Postby 5-Clicks » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:36 pm

Very much lookin forward to it!! 8) :shock:
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Postby Apoptosis » Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:52 am

Finally got the tests run and this is what I got...

4-4-4-12 @ 2.3Volts

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Sandra Benchmarks (Yves, It's over 7,000MB/Sec happy? hehe)
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As you can see at 4-4-4-12 timings the Mushkin XP2-5300 modules were able to reach 918MHz and run just over 7,000MB/Sec on Sandra.

Moving over to 5-5-5-15 timings we could easily break 1GHz and found the highest our modules could do on our test platform was 1046MHz.

5-5-5-15 @ 2.3Volts

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