Mushkin Blackline 12GB Kit Review

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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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19-07-2010, 05:04:40

tinytomlogan
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

silenthill
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.

19-07-2010, 12:35:37

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

20-07-2010, 02:38:07

suenstar
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Originally Posted by name='silenthill'
I think this is funny but the Mushkin logo looks like a NVIDIA logo
I'm confused, how do they look alike?

The Mushkin logo is the 'less than' sign next to the letter M while nVidia's logo is like a spiralling eye.

20-07-2010, 03:42:05

silenthill
I donít mean exactly alike but they give you a feeling that there a NVIDIA product, I donít know maybe itís just me.

20-07-2010, 04:11:39

silenthill
Just for a test I installed Photoshop CS today and I have a CANON EOS 1000D Digital SLR Camera which is 10MP, I noticed when I use JPEG format my 6GB ram can cope with it but when I use the RAW format it runs out very quickly, but Iím afraid of adding more ram to my system in case it could slowdown my overclocked system (increase the load on my CPU) I have read on the web that most overclockers prefer 6GB on the core I7 systems, Iím not so sure about this so what are your thoughts tom.
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