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Kingston HyperX blu PC3-12800 (1600MHz) 4GB Kit

By: Shawn Baker | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 8:54 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Kingston



Being a PC3-12800 kit means we're dealing with a stock clock of 1600MHz DDR which isn't all that high. Having a look at the timings, the 9-9-9-27 setup is also quite relaxed. To be honest, these aren't numbers we're really used to seeing from the HyperX series.




You can see the validation here.


Setting up at 1600MHz DDR 9-9-9-27 was easy, as we expected. We got into Windows and ran our test with no dramas at all. Once that was done, it was time to see what we could do with getting some more speed out of the kit.




You can see the validation here.


As always, when it came to overclocking we left the timings at the default 9-9-9-27-1T timings and found out what we could get. We didn't end up with heaps of speed with the kit, but we did run at 1665MHz DDR with no dramas at all.


It's not a huge overclock, but considering we're still at 1T and the default 9-9-9-27 timings, it's not too bad.


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.


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