Mushkin HP2-6400 (PC2-6400) 4GB DDR2 Kit
Published: 13th May 2007 | Source: Mushkin | Price: |
There's no doubt in my mind that running a system with 4GB of RAM certainly helps performance in some games and applications. However, in order to get the full 4GB to show up in Windows we needed to perform several tweaks in addition to running a 64-Bit operating system. This is certainly something you should take into consideration before making the leap to any 4GB DDR2 kit, as otherwise you'll be left feeling slightly robbed.
These prerequisites aside, the Mushkin HP2-6400 4GB kit certainly performed well in our benchmarks and even managed to beat the scores produced by some of the higher-performance 2GB DDR2 kits we've tested recently. With a maximum overclock of 468mhz (DDR2-936) and nimble timings of 4-3-3-6, the modules certainly showed some hope for the PC enthusiast who wants run 4GB of memory without sacrificing performance or being forced to reduce their overclock.
The HP2-6400 4GB kit can be purchased from Mushkin's website for $344 providing you are based in the USA or Canada. Those of us based anywhere else in the world (the UK especially) may have a tougher time finding a Mushkin distributor, making it very hard to gauge exactly how competitively priced these modules would be in the UK market. However, based on their price compared to other kits on USA websites , I'm going to score them an 7 for value.
• 4GB certainly showed benefits in games and most benchmarks.
• Capable of tight timings at 4-3-3-6.
• Reasonable overclock-ability.
• Warranted up to 2.2v with stock voltage at a modest 2.0v.
• Hard to get hold of outside the USA & Canada.
• Many cheaper alternative 4GB PC2-6400 kits available.
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