|Mushkin Ridgeback Redline Enhanced DDR3|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Saturday, 09 July 2011|
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Closer Look: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 1600Mhz
Unlike cases, the aesthetics of RAM will not be something that a user will need to deal with on a daily basis. This means a user can pick the ugliest piece set of ram they can find and as long as it has the same timing, and speed will perform just as well as a tricked out set of RAM. None-the-less enthusiast with Plexiglas windows on their case may want RAM that goes along with the color scheme being used in their system.
Utilizing a typical blister pack for shipping Mushkin has made it so that users can easily see the gorgeous heat spreaders that have been included on this set of RAM. On the back are instructions on how to properly install this kit into users system along with Mushin's marketing information and their address.
Utilizing the Ridgeback heat spreader Mushkin's kit of memory is very sharp looking with a quite a bit of heft to them. The unique tines on the top of the Ridgeback are designed to create disturbances in the air as it runs across them which will increase their cooling capacity. Still since DDR3 uses much lower voltages then older technology the need to cool the IC's is virtually non-existent and therefore the cooler being used become a matter of personal preference. Thankfully at 1.75" the Mushkin Ridgeline cooler is just short enough to fit under many CPU heatsinks on the markets allowing for this set of RAM to be used on a multitude of systems.
The matte red finish that is used on Ridgeback heat spreader looks absolutely stunning. The finish is superbly done with no blemishes and Redline logo that was applied looks great providing a nice look without being overly flashy.
Unlike other companies Mushkin does not use a decipherable model number and therefore the only use for this is as a reference number when looking for an identical set of memory for a later upgrade.