In Search of True DDR2 Bleeding Edge Memory

Mushkin DDR2-667's Double-Sided Module With A Need For Speed

The Mushkin modules certainly make a visual statement. They're not necessarily attractive, but they are unusual. The vendor sent us only their "fat" 1 GB modules. This confers the primary advantage that comes from double-sided modules - namely, that they take the edge on speed right out of the box. During our overclocking test this RAM achieved a speed rating of 918 (459 MHz). That's a respectable value but by no means at the top of our class of test candidates.

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Manufacturer Details
Speed: DDR2-667 (PC5300)
Timings: CL 5-5-5-15
Size: 1024 MB (2 rank, 4 banks)
duble sided
Label: 2 GB XP2-5300 Dual Pack (2x1 GB)
1121-1 991512
Module SPD-Timings
DDR2-667 (333 MHz) CL 5.0-5-5-15
DDR2-533 (266 MHz) CL 4.0-4-4-12
Refresh Rate: 7.8 us, Self-Refresh
Voltage: 1.8 - 2.0 V
Test I (default): DDR2-667, CL 5.0-5-5-15, 1.8V
Test II (timing): DDR2-667, CL 4.0-4-4-12, 1.8V
Test II (overclocking): DDR2-888@918 (459 MHz) 2.2V

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