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Kingmax Hercules PC3-17600 (2200MHz) 4GB Kit - Overclocking

We wonder if the Greek god can help Kingmax stand out again in the competitive market that is RAM these days.

By: | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Apr 15, 2010 4:53 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Kingmax



This isn't the first time we've tested modules with such a high standard MHz, so we expected not to run into any problems; and we didn't! - Which doesn't come as much of a surprise.


On the timings front the kit is fairly relaxed with a 10-10-10-30-2T setup at 1.65v.




You can see the validation here.


What we had hoped to achieve from the kit with the relaxed timings was a higher overclock than usual, even though they're already carrying a stock 2200MHz DDR clock.




You can see the validation here.


The good news is that we flew past 2300MHz DDR and ended up at a very nice 2346MHz DDR at the same 10-10-10-30-2T @ 1.65v setup. The gains should yield with it some impressive performance increases, so let's get stuck into it and see for sure.


Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time of testing the memory. 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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