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Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

  • DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800)
  • Cas Latency 11
  • 1.35V

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  • William B.
  • 8/21/2014 10:45:36 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRunning great for over a year

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: RAM has run great, starting in June of last year. I've used it in three -- count 'em -- machines: A Dell laptop at work, a Lenovo I use for contracting, and now in a 27" Late 2013 iMac. So far, no panics at any stop in the road. Great price a year ago -- strangely, it's a couple more bucks now, but still a deal.

Cons: There really are no cons so far, other than this is a single stick of RAM and not a tuned pair. I haven't seen anyone argue convincingly that you need dual channel performance for much past clever integrated video setups, and even then that's not really day to day usage. So that's a really minor quibble. It's better to have more RAM than less that's paired, but quickly considered buying a pair (ie, two sticks sold together, not two of these) if your integrated video steals "VRAM" from these sticks. I am running three sticks in the iMac right now, the two stock plus this one, with no problems.

Other Thoughts: I've used Mushkin for years. I'm not sure why I started, but once you find the stick you need, their stock seems pretty reliable in my experience. Great that this stick's characteristics are so common. Though I bought for the Dell & Lenovo in mind, the reuse in the iMac has been an unexpected gift.

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  • Elias T.
  • 10/15/2013 4:24:01 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not buy

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: Not good for building houses but makes effective doorstop

Cons: DOA. I usuall would not review negatively but here's why you should not buy this: If you choose to return it, you will not be refunded for the Ghost Recon $15 card. Which means you get a $59.99 return if, for some reason, your laptop doesn't like Mushkin.

As far as the RAM it self it was DOA. So pick which part of my experience affected my score for the review.

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  • Curtis S.
  • 6/21/2013 4:05:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat RAM

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: This RAM is fantastic. It is fantastic on power consumption and from a company that I have come to trust greatly. Honestly, whenever I shop for RAM or an SSD, Mushkin is always amongst my top choices.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I bought this stick of RAM to replace my stock 4GB CL11 RAM that came in my Thinkpad E430, as well as a 4GB stick of Vengance CL9 RAM that I had gotten to accompany it. Those two combined would run at 1333MHz, which was not the speed at which they were rated. Individually they would function at 1600, but I have to assume the difference in latency timings were throwing it off.

I also noticed that my battery life while the machine was suspended had gone down. It wasn't vastly significant, but it was certainly worse once I had two sticks of RAM in there. This makes sense, as the RAM is one of the few things that continues to be powered when suspended. So I decided that since my processor (i5 3210M) was compatible with the 1.35v RAM, I decided to give it a try.

The improvments are fantastic on both accounts. Over a night, the "cost" of power while suspended has gone from ~14% drain to ~5%. This was much more improvment than I expected. Also, the RAM now registers as 1600 in both the bios and dmidecode (I am a Linux user).

As far as the brand, Mushin is awesome. Their products are of fantastic quality. This is not the first stick of Mushin RAM I have owned, nor will it be the last. They always top my list of potentials whenever I am in the market for an SSD or RAM. Additionally, though I have never had a "chance" to deal with Mushkin's customer service, I have only heard good things about it. I have many technical friends, and cannot think of a single one who has owned a Mushkin product and has complained about it.

The only negative thing I can say about their products are that the information provided by the hardware itself is typically generic. For example, if I do "dmidecode --type 17" the command spits out info about the RAM itself in which it says this "Manufacturer: 8394". 8394 is the vendor ID for Mushkin, but it is supposed to output human-readable vendor information there. But this is not really an issue since the HW functions perfectly fine.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

Thank you so much we really appreciate the positive feedback. For future references if you ever have any issues with Mushkin Product please do not hesitate to contact me at 800-569-1868 or by email at Support@Mushkin.com.

Best Regards,
Briana

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  • Curtis S.
  • 5/29/2013 3:43:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI will always support TROLL FIGHTERS!

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: This RAM is low voltage 1600MHz awesomeness from a company that not only has products of fantastic quality, but customer service that is second to none. I have heard time and again that Mushkin RAM is the way to go, not because their RAM is any better than similarly spec'ed hardware, but because if you have a problem, you know that they are going to treat you like you are a valued customer.

Cons: It is CL 11, but these days with 1600MHz RAM that doesn't really make a real world difference. Sure you might get slightly better benchmarks from RAM with lower latency, but you will never notice the difference under normal conditions.

Other Thoughts: I hear nothing but good things about Mushkin. I have a Mushkin Atlas mSATA SSD that I love, so I thought I would try this out.

I have a Thinkpad E430 in which I had 8GB 1600MHz RAM in two sticks. But because of differences in the CAS Latency timing, it had downclocked both sticks to 1333MHz.

So I bought this so for a couple reasons. One, I wanted my RAM to actually run at 1600MHz. I figured a good way to get this to work would be to have a single stick of RAM. Then timing issues wouldn't exist.

The other reason is that my computer eats battery when sleeping. It isn't that bad, but noticeable. So I had two 1.5v sticks in the machine. When suspended, it continues to power the RAM since that flash is volatile (meaning it will lose the info if it loses power). So I figure that the logical thing that is eating battery is the RAM. So I replaced the two sticks with this one 1.35v stick to see if I can improve that.

I have not had sufficient time with the RAM to really tell if the suspend battery suck has improved. Initial observations seem to indicate that it is better. But it has only been a day. The RAM is definitely running at 1600MHz though, which is an improvment over the two sticks it replaces.

I chose not to put one of the 4GB sticks I have in the machine because I am not a gamer, and I am not a windows user. I use Arch Linux, which doesn't run a ful desktop environemnt, but rather a simple window manager, and just the bare essentials of what i need for my everday computing needs. So the base system uses about 150MB of RAM (for example, just after boot). I am a believer in the fact that RAM is meant to be used. There is no use in having 32GB of RAM in your system if you only ever utilize 4GB.

There are times when I get a bit higher in usage (virtual machines are a good example) but this is the exception rather than the rule. So for now I will stick to 8GB as it has served me well to this point. If there comes a time when I need a bit more RAM, the newer Linux kernels support memory hot swapping anyway.

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  • Nathan P.
  • 2/7/2013 10:23:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMemtest Error City

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: 8GB for decent price. That's all I can think of. I was excited to get it.

Cons: Starts throwing errors in Memtest86+ after about 3-4 seconds of testing. I can't even use my laptop for more than 10 minutes before it bluescreens. 0x1a. I ran Windows Memory Diagnostics for 10 passes and it does not find any error, maybe I need to try extensive mode.

Other Thoughts: Have never used Mushkin before. Really wanted this to work in my Lenovo Yoga 13". I'm loving this thing so far, but 4GB is not enough for my work style. I'm back to the factory 4GB SO-DIMM until I can get a replacement for this Mushkin.

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  • William F.
  • 1/12/2013 12:03:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: Specs checked out in CPU-Z(11-11-11-28)
Nice low Voltage reading of 1.28 even better than the 1.35.

Cons: The 8 chips on the card had lines through all the numbers for some reason. The numbers were there but a strikethrough them

Other Thoughts: When you look at some Mushkin memory, it has the official mushkin logo "<m" printed on the chips, but others(including mine) have the Crucial memory/Micron technology M with an orbit looking thing around it. I believe they are the same memory sold in other brands in those cases. Just something to notice.

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  • Alex T.
  • 1/2/2013 5:12:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMushkin Enhanced 8GB DDR3 1600

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: value ... performs better than factory memory

Cons: none

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  • Mike N.
  • 10/31/2012 7:20:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs8GB

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: Installed on an Intel DQ77KB motherboard, no issues. Wanted single channel for this build to help conserve power. BIOS picked up on rated timings immediately and used them. Had to set voltage manually to 1.35v but I think that was the motherboard, not the RAM. Ran Memtest 86 for 2.5 days error free. Been using Mushkin almost exclusively for a while now and overall have had much better experiences than from other more popular brands.

Cons: The sticker covering the chips ruins the aesthetics...

Other Thoughts: Interestingly enough, although BIOS reports timings at rated values Memtest claims the RAM is running at CL6. I suspect this is an anomaly, but if true this is some amazingly quick RAM

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  • Eric N.
  • 10/29/2012 2:06:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: I also purchased this to upgrade an Asus Zenbook UX32VD. Work perfecly and it's easy to install.

Cons: None

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  • Andres C.
  • 10/22/2012 11:22:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model 992038

Pros: Cost per Performance Great
1600 MHz
11 CAS
1.35 v

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Maintained 1600 MHz clockspeed installed in to a UX32VD-DB71. Buy this not the Corsair Veng. Veng will underclock to 1333 MHz due to voltage.

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