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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

Test System


Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 3.2GHz (8x400MHz)


Motherboard: GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Hard Disk: 500GB Western Digital SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)


Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 175.16


With today's test system we move up to the GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6 motherboard, which is a reference X48 DDR3 board here at TweakTown. Today we have the OCZ XMP1600 modules here as comparison. For our stock clock settings we used 1333MHz which is the highest JEDEC standard for DDR3.


We then pushed the modules up to XMP 1600MHz and then cranked the Kingston up to XMP1800. The OCZ memory would not run at XMP1800 so we only managed to get the Kingston to this level for testing.


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Kingston HyperX XMP-1800 2GB DDR3 Memory Kit


Kingston HyperX XMP-1800 2GB DDR3 Memory Kit


Starting on the synthetic memory performance, at 1333MHz the OCZ memory is able to run slightly tighter memory timings. When at 1600MHz the OCZ memory again has tighter timings, however the OCZ memory can't reach the 1800MHz limit the Kingston does, so Kingston manages to win out here.


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