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August 28, 2007 4:52:57 PM

I'm really sorry for posting in the wrong section but somehow nobody replied in the CPU section...:( 

hi guys...i was just planning to upgrade my pc and was looking for ram: I came across

Mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

and wanted to know you guys opinion on it...was gonna order 2 of these to make a 4gb set....

also was gonna order:

POWERCOLOR X1950PRO512MBAC Radeon X1950PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card
(gona be a temp card for a year or more so that decent dx10 cards come out)

looking forward for your suggestions...and thanks in advance...

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August 28, 2007 6:44:01 PM

I have that exact RAM and it rund FLAWLESSLY in my RIG. I am a big fan of mushkin, they produce high quality products. It runs at the proposed timings, 4-4-3-10 which is very respectable for DDR2 Ram. I have mine slightly loosened as to not interfere with my E6600 Overclock. The Micron D9 chips run cool. At one point my Cpu and Ram were 'linked' and I found that my RAM couldn't handle anywhere over 900Mhz, but IMO nobody really needs to go anywhere past that. Since I bought my 2 Gig kit, the price has dropped significantly and I am going to pick up a second pair shortly. This is inexpensive RAM that I would recommend to anyone. I say go for it.
August 28, 2007 7:03:36 PM

You should be able to take the Micron D9 chips above 900Mhz, mine have reached 960Mhz while maintaining 4-4-4-12 timings with a .05v addition over stock(total of 2.25v). Even though mine are a different manufacturer, it's the same D9GMH chips in it. You should be able to take any Core2Duo to 3Ghz+ on the Mushkin without issue.
August 28, 2007 7:09:58 PM

I have this 2g kit and it goes nicely with my p5k deluxe and q6600. I have heard of some people having problems with heatspreaders slipping/shifting when installing, but it didnt happen for me.
The only problem i had was that i had to manually set the voltage so that my RAM would run in dual channel in the correct slots. But that may just be an issue with the P5k deluxe.

I also say you should go for it.

You can also go to the mushkin forums if you have issues, they're pretty helpful.
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