Mushkin 2GB XP2-5300 3-3-3 Memory Review

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Overclocking The Memory Modules

Overclocking The Memory Modules

When overclocking these modules we didn’t know what to expect as Mushkin was on of the first companies to send us these Elipda based modules rated at such tight timings.  With the rated 3-3-3-10 timings we were able to get up to 740MHz at the suggested 2.1Volts on the Intel 975X chipset.  Since the Intel 975XBX motherboard only goes up to 2.2Volts we moved over to the trusty ASUS P5WD2 Premium.  The ASUS P5WD2 features the Intel 955X chipset, which more people have and goes up to 2.3Volts.  More voltage and a great board should lead to some interesting results!

I cranked up the voltage to 2.3Volts and raised the tRAS latency to 16 from 10 and was able to hit 403.2MHz on the memory.  This is 806.4MHz at 3-3-3 timings!  Below is a CPU-Z 1.31 screenshot of our system running at these insane speeds.

Mushkin XP2-5300 Overclocking

It should be noted that the system was able to benchmark at these speeds, but was far from being 100% stable at over 800MHz. At 804MHz we were able to run one application at a time for testing with pretty good stability. 

Below is our Everest Ultimate 2006 Write Score from our overclocking attemps.

Mushkin XP2-5300 Overclocking

Can’t Forget Sandra Memory Benchmark:

Mushkin XP2-5300 Overclocking

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