Mushkin PC16000 Radioactive 6GB Review

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Mushkin PC16000 Radioactive 6GB Review

Alternative Heat-Spreader Sir?

When we reviewed the Blackline which also came with the Frostbyte heat-sink we found it did a fantastic job of keeping the kit cool whilst also having the huge benefit of not being some enormous lump of aluminium that interfered with the airflow in your case.

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The Radioactive comes with exactly the same heat-spreader, just in a serious yellow colour that's surprisingly hard to photograph.

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As you can see it alternately looks very yellow, or a pastel shade. The first picture on the page is probably the closest to how it looks "in hand".

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In our test Gigabyte UD7 motherboard the combination of yellow and blue actually works well, as anyone who deals with complimentary colours knows. Being able to populate the slots without interfering with even the monster NH-D14 cooler is a huge plus in our books. Of course if you were water-cooled or used a less efficient cooler then this is less of problem, but we like to test with the best so for the time being the Noctua NH-D14 it remains. It's a rare kit that will fit without hindering the Noctua, but the Mushkin does it with aplomb.

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Most Recent Comments

26-11-2010, 03:11:50

tinytomlogan
Tired of the same old black or Blue RAM sticks? After something a little more unique? Mushkin might have the answer.

Continue Reading

26-11-2010, 06:09:45

Dewinte
Very very nice RAM! Hope your grandma recouperates well and is fully independent again soon.

The Christmas tree made me realise I don't have one yet haha... We gonna see more and more christmas decorations closer to Christmas?

26-11-2010, 08:00:17

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Dewinte View Post

Very very nice RAM! Hope your grandma recouperates well and is fully independent again soon.

The Christmas tree made me realise I don't have one yet haha... We gonna see more and more christmas decorations closer to Christmas?
Probably not in the videos as it will be a right royal pita to keep moving them.

29-11-2010, 05:14:17

Mr. Strawberry
the heat spreader picture on the home page looks white

i thought there was going to be a whiteline range

10-12-2010, 14:56:05

Todd
Looks even better in the flesh. I dunno why yours is paler, Tom, my one's deep yellow.

10-12-2010, 15:01:30

Mr. Strawberry
might of been the flash on his camera

because on the video and in person they are a deep yellow

10-12-2010, 15:29:40

Todd
Yeah but he said they were quite pale on the vid or was it the oposite?

10-12-2010, 17:28:45

Stromatolites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Todd View Post

Yeah but he said they were quite pale on the vid or was it the oposite?
The colour doesn't translate well in most pictures or video.

10-12-2010, 18:00:45

Mr. Strawberry
was just guessing on the video as a cant remember but in person they were a deep yellow
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