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How to tell if Mushkin Ram is PC3500 or PC3200?

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invisible hand

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Is it possible to tell if some Mushkin lvl2 PC3500 is actually PC3500?. Is this information written underneath the heat spreader? How else can I tell the difference between the two (besides trying to benchmark)
 

Radical

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It should have come with a sticker on the outside of the heatspreaders that says what speed it is.
 

2coop

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mushkin 3500 L II will show 4.6ns speed chips in AIDA32 in the spd section. 3200's will be 5.0ns *** Corsair uses oc'ed 3200 chips in the 3500. Don't let that fool you though xms3500's are premium.
 

flapperhead

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unfortunately unless muskin went to all that trouble to program the spid with all that stuff, it could easily look something like pc3200 with 2-2-2-5 timings. but the proof is in the pudding. mushkin lvl2 pc3500 is primo and oc's very very well at 3.2volts
 
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invisible hand

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2coop said:
mushkin 3500 L II will show 4.6ns speed chips in AIDA32 in the spd section. 3200's will be 5.0ns *** Corsair uses oc'ed 3200 chips in the 3500. Don't let that fool you though xms3500's are premium.

What is AIDA32? Is it a programe like CPU-Z?

Also, CPU-Z shows my Mushkin PC3500 as PC3500. However, I was going to bid on some Mushkin ram and the seller claims that CPU-Z shows the ram as PC3200 and he has no sticker on the sticks. He has taken off the heat spreader so I was hoping there would be some clues there.
 

2coop

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It is similar to cpu-z but more like Sandra. It offers a bench program, but basically shows details of your system. Easy to install, small, and a nice program actually.