Mushkin PC12800 6GB Ridgeback Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Mushkin PC12800 6GB Ridgeback Review

Introduction

Slowly but surely since the introduction of DDR3 we've seen a reduction in price until it has become quite affordable. This is especially important with X58 based systems thanks to the need to purchase a triple-channel kit to get the most out of your system as opposed to the dual-channel nature of the other chipsets available.

The problem with a more affordable kit has usually been that, like so many things, you give up a certain amount of style to obtain the substance.

We here at OC3D never mind a lot of substance at the expense of a bit of style. Something that is ugly and does its job is prefereable to a useless bit of loveliness. Germaine Greer vs Lindsay Lohan. However, if at all possible we prefer some flair with our hardware. A little flash. Milla Jovovich if you will allow us to continue the analogy.

Mushkin have definitely increased their presence on this side of the pond in recent times, and we've been very blessed by being given the first look at a variant of their Ridgeback-cooled RAM.

Normally Mushkin memory comes in a fetching, if slightly commonplace, black heatsink. All fine and dandy and black goes with most things. But what if you fancy something different? What if you fancy something very flash, but that doesn't break the bank?

Enter the Redline Ridgeback 1600MHz 6GB kit.

Technical Specifications

Mushkin certainly produce an enormous variety of memory kits, and making your way through them can be a challenge. Thankfully we have a model number which makes finding the specifications easy. We're also handily providing them for you here. OC3D - Truly an all-round service.

Model:998826
Type:DDR3
Pins:240
Voltage:1.65V
Speed Spec:PC3-12800
Frequency:1600MHz
Kit Quantity:Triple Kit
Module Density:2GB
Module Config:256x64
Ranks:2
tCL:6
tRCD:8
tRP:6
tRAS:24
Registered:Unbuffered
Heatsink:Ridgeback
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Most Recent Comments

06-10-2010, 07:47:16

Taurus
The kit in stock on the Aria web site is black line. Do you know if Muskin are going release the red line with the ridgeback cooler as its not mentioned on the Muskin web site either only the Black line with the ridgeback cooler.Quote

06-10-2010, 09:18:29

SnW
Nice review (as always) and "Mushkin Redline Ridgeback 998826" That must be Folding memory Quote

06-10-2010, 09:18:55

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taurus View Post

The kit in stock on the Aria web site is black line. Do you know if Muskin are going release the red line with the ridgeback cooler as its not mentioned on the Muskin web site either only the Black line with the ridgeback cooler.
As said in the review the Redline is a world exclusive we are the first people to have ever seen it. Its basically just a different heatsink but you might be in for a little wait before the Redline heatsinks actually start to appear dudeQuote

06-10-2010, 10:23:51

Warzone
"putting your cup of tea on it" xD

Oh and its always on the bottom for youtube videos descriptions however it did use to be the right of the video which is why they changed it to the bottom...people would always confused their left and right relative to the viewer:PQuote

06-10-2010, 12:51:04

Th3rmal K1ng
I wish I could afford RAM that looks that cool.

See what I did there?Quote
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