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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    Thanks for the comments, I am glad to hear you like the review!

    I think the V8 is not good enough for i7 really, I have seen a few users commenting on temps lately using it. I suggest maybe a Thermalright Ultra if your case can handle it.

    As for memory suggestions, not sure as I have never used that Asus board, but one things for sure you want to be sure what you pick is compatible with your board so be sure you do your homework before you buy.

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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Thanks for the comments, I am glad to hear you like the review!

    I think the V8 is not good enough for i7 really, I have seen a few users commenting on temps lately using it. I suggest maybe a Thermalright Ultra if your case can handle it.

    As for memory suggestions, not sure as I have never used that Asus board, but one things for sure you want to be sure what you pick is compatible with your board so be sure you do your homework before you buy.
    My case can definitely handle the Thermalright Ultra... I have been searching everywhere to see what ram best overclocks in a P6T, and I am having trouble finding a site with that comparison...

    Thanks for the advice

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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    I do believe this Mushkin would work great in your system, you could always ask the guys at Mushkin's forum to be sure. I only mentioned that because of the various sets you mentioned.

    I am sure they know and would be quick to reply, just join and make a new post >>
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    Thanks!!!

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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    Anytime!

    If you have any other questions please feel free to ask away!

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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    Thanks for the review. I didn't know who Mushkin was 20 days ago. I got some 996679 (looks to be the dual channel kit of the same stuff)

    I have a dumb question. I am running mine at 1.64V @1600

    Do I need to? What will happen if I just leave voltage at "auto"

    Will it simply run cooler or will this effect performance?
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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    Do you need to what? Sorry I am a bit unclear on what you are asking.

    If you are stable under specification voltages that is fine, and often normal with Mushkin! Auto, I would not advise though because sometimes it may not be enough, set and test your own amounts 1.6-1.66 should be fine for 1600Mhz

    Nice to see you found a set of Mushkins! They make some very high quality products!!

    Hey, how do you like your Torqx?

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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    I am just asking if you NEED to change the voltage to spec or if it's better to leave on auto.

    The Torqx is the single best upgrade I have made. I LOVE it. I've had it for about 3 months now and it's complicated to get set up (right) so you don't have unnecessary writes to it. Some people don't worry about it.

    Patriot has a 10 year warranty so.....I would highly recommend the Torqx.
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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    The current issue of PC Format actually slated the Torqx quite badly. They compared it side by side to the OCZ Vertex, which is an identical drive, just with different firmware.

    The summary had two positives which were:

    ARM based Ildilinx controller
    Huge 10 year warranty

    The bad points were:

    Catastrophic stuttering
    Poor performance across the board

    "Our file decompression test - the OCZ drive sliced through it in 40 seconds. The Patriot meanwhile, took a yawning 2 minutes and 56 seconds. It's also three times slower [than the Vertex] during application installs and took twice as long to load a level of World in Conflict"

    It's possible they received a defective drive, but that seems rare. They also updated the firmware with no performance improvement. All this was from factory fresh, so degradation did not cause the issues. They also used the drive restoring app, wiper.exe.

    I'm sure it's much faster than a mechanical HDD, but for me, I'd steer clear of it, especially as the OCZ Vertex is faster and also cheaper, if only by a few . Like I say, it's possible they got it wrong, but I've been trusting their benchmarking and opinions since 1991, and they haven't steered be wrong yet. Even the 105 Kingston 64Gb outperformed it, alhough that drive had stuttering issues too.

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    Default Re: Mushkin XP 998679 DDR3 3x2GB 1600Mhz Stability Testing and Review

    Interesting...

    I have not read that. I would be considered a "power user" and I have not seen "stuttering" I hope I don't see it. I AM just using it for a "boot drive" and have it set up so most small writes go to a mechanical drive.

    Maybe I will have to test it like they do and I would see the same thing. I have read some very good reviews of the drive also.
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