I have always been an OCZ and Patriot RAM type of guy for as long as I have been working with computers. Moving to Mushkin was a big step out of my comfort zone to say the least. I have heard a lot of talk about how amazing Mushkin is over the years, so I decided to take a chance. After finally getting time to mess around with the RAM, I was pretty excited to see what these could do. We will see if that chance paid off when I get into the testing of the RAM. Let’s dance, shall we?
1184 MHz 6-6-6-24 1T @1.65v
For the CAS 6 results, it took us a few tries to get anything stable. We really were not sure where to start to get the max speed at these timings. After about 20 minutes of guessing, we finally narrowed it down to the above. 1184MHz is our final max overclock with the 6-6-6-24 1T timings. However, this speed is hardly anything to get excited about, and will probably never be used by anyone. We will say that it was entertaining trying to find the max speed for these tighter timings.
1372MHz 7-7-7-24 1T @ 1.65v
The CAS 7 was an interesting test for us. It was so close to manufacturer specifications that we were not sure if there would be much of a difference. Well, we were wrong! With these timings, we were not able to get to the 1600MHz rated speeds. Needless to say, this was a bit strange, but it is clear the chips prefer a looser tRCD.
1806MHz 7-9-7-24 1T @ 1.65v
With the rated specifications of the ram, we were able to reach 1806MHz, which is 434MHz higher than the 7-7-7-24 timings we had earlier and 206MHz past manufacturer specifications. Still using 1.65v, this was an impressive overclock for these sticks. Although most people won’t run this RAM at 1806MHz, it is nice to know it’s there if needed!