Mushkin Blackline 12GB Kit Review


Mushkin Enhanced  Blackline 12GB Kit Review

The Kit Up Close

As always with memory the Mushkin comes in a standard blister pack. However it's nice to see that Mushkin have at least made the effort to make the background match the sticks. None more black indeed.

The reverse has exceptionally clear instructions on how to install the DIMMs. We take it for granted but if you're new to hardware switching it is nice to have instructions so readily to hand, rather than hidden deep within a pamphlet somewhere.

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The sticks themselves are very nice looking with clear Mushkin Enhanced branding on a fairly simple black heatspreader. Although we often see heatspreaders with enormous tall loops and things off of them, here we have enough surface area to keep them cool, enough gaps to allow ventilation, and yet short enough not interfere with over-sized coolers.

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Probably the most disappointing thing is the use of a green PCB. Normally I am not too fussy because once they are installed you can barely see the green. Here though with the large cutouts on the compact heatspreader there is a little too much green leftover for my liking. It's not like a black PCB will vastly increase costings because it's the second most popular colour.

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Most Recent Comments

19-07-2010, 05:04:40

4GB density RAM sticks are starting to appear on the market, so it was time for OC3D to have a look at one. Mushkin obliged...

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19-07-2010, 12:30:26

Very, very pricey I can pick up a 12G PC3-14900 kit with CAS 9-9-9-24 for 300£ but nice overclocking though, 1904MHz is a nice overclock.Quote

19-07-2010, 12:35:37

I think this is funny but the Mushkin logo looks like a NVIDIA logoQuote

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