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RAM Comparison: Mushkin vs Corsair

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June 12, 2008 3:15:59 AM

Which ram is better for an SLI gaming PC?

Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory 2GB DDR2 800 Kit (4-4-4-12) E.P.P. - TWIN2X2048-6400C4

or

Mushkin 2x2 HP2-6400 800 5-4-4-12

Both have low timings...
June 12, 2008 4:08:44 AM

How about the 2X2 GB Redlines from Mushkin? they run at 1000 mhz 5-5-5-12 2,1v and they're priced only a few euros above the 4 GB HP2 kit.
I wouldn't reccommend the Corsair kit since they stopped putting Micron D9 chips in them a looong time ago and some even display Memtest errors or motherboard incompatibilities...Corsair fans, don't jump at my throat, it's the truth...
The Redlines are rock solid, the newegg customer reviews say that a lot, but if you still want two choose between XMS2 and the HP2, choose the HP2. good luck.
June 12, 2008 4:46:07 AM

Corsair Memory is high end.
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June 12, 2008 4:50:51 AM

Whichever has the lower spec voltage.
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June 12, 2008 6:03:00 PM

horsepower288 said:
I wouldn't reccommend the Corsair kit since they stopped putting Micron D9 chips in them a looong time ago and some even display Memtest errors or motherboard incompatibilities...Corsair fans, don't jump at my throat, it's the truth...

LOL....interesting information. But it's wrong. FWIW, it helps to post a bit of proof when you post things like this. Micron is no longer king of the ICs and especially in the 128 gigabit die. 64mb D9s are pretty much gone. And, you can't make a 2gb module with a 64mb ICs in a standard module configuration. The 128mb Microns will not clock nearly as well as the PSC ICs that are in most of the good 2 x 2gb kits these days.

In this case for gaming I'd suggest the 2 x 2gb kit.
June 12, 2008 6:31:11 PM

I have that exact Corsair memory and can vouch that it's ace. I would buy that Corsair memory but a 4GB kit. In fact I would splurge on the XMS2 DHX 4GB kit for the few extra $$ it costs.
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