To be perfectly honest, I've been flat out with the management of TweakTown since the launch of Intel's new Core i7 and X58 platform sometime back. I hadn't had a chance to play around and do any sort of overclocking on the new platform until I received this HyperX memory kit from the folks over at Kingston.
At first, I wasn't sure what to make of the memory. I couldn't even get the memory to run at 1600MHz DDR. Things weren't looking good. Then I went back to the drawing board (pulled experience from past overclocking back in the day) and figured something must have been wrong. I began increasing appropriate voltages (CPU, PPL, QPI, memory and so on) until things started to work.
After increasing those voltages to the maximum recommended by the GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 motherboard (very nice board, by the way), I found the memory to work flawlessly. As mentioned, I used the XMP feature of the memory and set it to profile two (DDR3-2002) and it made some changes to the BIOS to enable this memory speed. I set the timings manually to 8-8-8-24 (1T) and the system booted and I was a happy man. Not only did it boot, but the system was completely stable and didn't show any signs of crashes during testing and running prime95. I'm using these settings typing this review right now, as a matter of fact.
There is faster memory out on the market now, but that will also cost you more than this Kingston HyperX DDR3-2000 6GB triple-channel kit. In my opinion, for the price of around $280 USD at Newegg, you definitely get what you pay for. It's the perfect memory kit for those looking at building an Intel X58 Express based system with a shiny new Core i7 processor and want the right memory for the job. If you want to overclock your Core i7 system and run faster memory from what you bought before, it's also a good option.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package and Modules]
- Page 3 [Overclocking Results]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and wPrime]
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