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Kingston HyperX 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit
Author: Chris McInnis
Manufacturer: Kingston
Source: Kingston
Purchase: Newegg.com
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May 28, 2010

Conclusion:

Overall, the Kingston HyperX 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 dual channel memory (part number KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX) is a pretty nice dual channel kit. It offers fairly tight timings at 1600MHz, and when overclocked it could put up some decent results.

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While I didn't get outstanding overclocks, they were pretty decent considering I haven't done any real overclocking since the AMD Duron/Socket A days. Given some more time and careful tweaking, I think you could hit at least 240FSB with these (our testing only involved raising the front side bus and RAM voltage tweaking). The addition of the HyperX cooling fan adds to the overall package and helps keep your system cooler, especially if you plan on overclocking these (or any other) RAM modules.

Currently, Newegg.com has the Kingston HyperX 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit (part number KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX for $139.99 with free shipping. They also have the Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN cooler for $22.99. The price of the memory kit makes it one of the more expensive CAS 8 1600MHz kits at Newegg.com. The price of the HyperX fan is competitive when compared to similar products from Corsair or G.Skill, but you could still always find something cheaper if you felt your memory really needed some extra cooling.

When all is said and done, the Kingston HyperX DDR3 kit and the HyperX fan make a great combo. The memory is rock solid and the cooler is super quiet.

Pros:

Decent overclocking headroom
Very good latency
Fan is super quiet and great "bang for the buck"
Lifetime limited warranty on the memory (1-year warranty on the fan)

Cons:

Could only overclok to 230FSB with our test system
More expensive than many other comparable kits

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