Mushkin HP2-6400 (PC2-6400) 4GB DDR2 Kit
Published: 13th May 2007 | Source: Mushkin | Price: |
Nothing really changes when it comes to the packaging used on most manufacturers memory kits. The favorite without doubt, is still the clear moulded plastic blister pack. Maybe this is because it allows for the modules to easily be placed on retailers shelves and gives the sexy modules inside maximum exposure, or perhaps it's because it adds very little extra to the overall cost of the modules. Either way, it's here to stay, and we can see that Mushkin have adopted this method on their HP2-6400 kit as seen below.
As a side note, Mushkin have gone to the trouble of sealing the packaging shut by melting both corners. This proved to be extremely effective as I had a hard time removing the modules without ripping the packaging apart.
As with all of Mushkin performance kits, the HP2-6400 modules come with the trademark FrostByte heatspeaders. The HP range have always been colour coded Blue as we can see below (and in our previous HP2-5300 2GB review), with the higher-end XP2 range using a more menacing Black.
Mushkin have chosen both double-sided thermal tape and clips at top of the modules to hold the heatspreaders in place. Surprisingly I found them quite easy to remove, meaning if you'd rather put your own 3rd party cooling solution on there, you shouldn't have too many problems.