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Mushkin Enhanced EM3-10666

DDR3-1333 Speed and Latency Shootout
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Over the years, Mushkin has shifted marketing focus dramatically from "extreme performance" to "ultimate reliability," yet the company continues to put most of its engineering efforts into high-speed parts. And what more could an enthusiast want besides speed and reliability?

Unlike many of Mushkin's previous efforts, its part number 996583 2 x1 GB dual-channel kit is rated at rather mundane DDR3-1333 timings of 9-9-9-24, using a motherboard's DDR3 default voltage of 1.50V. This is also the memory's DDR3-1333 SPD value, so builders will find the memory's rated performance simply by installing it into an FSB-1333 processor system.

Other SPD values include 444 MHz and 518 MHz, which are interpreted in BIOS to DDR3-800 and DDR3-1000 values. Again, a wider range of users would probably find a DDR3-1066 value more beneficial than the oddball DDR3-1036, as systems that default to DDR3-1066 will instead use the slower DDR3-1333 SPD timings.

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