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Kingston HyperX XMP-1800 2GB DDR3 Memory Kit

By: Cameron Johnson | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Sep 11, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Kingston

Overclocking the Modules


Pushing into overclocking, we didn't find the modules really wanted to go much past 1800MHz; we got an extra 5 MHz out of the modules. While we moved the voltages up to 2.1v to get the 1805Mhz stable, it simply made the modules too hot.


We tested the modules at both 1600MHz and 1800MHz with both profiles using the same 8-8-8-24 timings.


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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