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Kingston HyperX PC3-14400 2GB Memory Kit - Overclocking

Kingston's long-standing HyperX Series of enthusiast memory is back. Today we have a 1600MHz DDR3 kit on trial.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 21, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Kingston

Overclocking the Modules

 

Kingston HyperX PC3-14400 2GB Memory Kit

 

The moment of truth arrives for the Kingston memory. While it is SLI rated to do 1800MHz, we wanted to see how well it would go on an Intel based platform. Simply put, 90% of the Core 2 systems out there are Intel chipset based.

 

With P45 supporting DDR3, this chipset is going to be the ducks guts, so we tried our luck out with the X48, its cousin. Without any problems we hit the 1800MHz limit, however we did need to go to 1.95v to get it; 1800MHz was completely stable.

 

Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time of testing the motherboard. Due to time constraints we weren't able to tweak the motherboard to the absolute maximum and find the highest possible FSB, as this could take days to find properly. We do however spend at least a few hours overclocking every motherboard to try and find the highest possible overclock in that time frame. You may or may not be able to overclock higher if you spend more time tweaking, or as new BIOS updates are released. "Burn-in" time might also come into play if you believe in that.

 

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