Kingston Hyper-X 2133MHz Dual Channel Review
CPU : Intel i7 870 @ 3.7GHz
GPU : ASUS HD5850 Top
RAM : Kingston Hyper-X T1 2250C9 4GB
PSU : Cougar 1000CM
HDD : Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
Motherboard : Gigabyte P55 UD4
OS : Windows 7 64
Cooling : Thermalright MUX-120 with Arctic Cooling MX-3
Thanks to our unlocked i7 870 and the available memory dividers we kept our i7-870 at 3.7GHz at both XM1 speeds and when we overclocked the Hyper-X. Speaking of which.
The Hyper-X comes with the main XMP profile at 9-11-9-27 @ 1066MHz (2133 effective). The Hyper-X T1 isn't built for tight timings, but for extreme speed. That's where we come in. Firstly here is the memory at the standard XMP1 profile which will be our "stock" setting in our benchmarks.
Overclocking this most definitely is an easy thing. We always make sure to get results that you can try at home and without exotic methods purely to obtain large e-peen numbers, so with the voltage kept at 1.65v, and standard air cooling, we set about seeing how high we could push.
1230MHz for an effective DDR3-2460! In fact we're pretty convinced that with water-cooling and a motherboard stable at higher BCLKs this will just run and run. We did need to slacken the timings further to obtain this result, so this will also be a great test of the eternal MHz vs CAS debate.