Kingston HyperX PC2-8500 DDR2 1GB Kit
Published: 12th September 2006 | Source: Kingston | Price: |Conclusion
Being one of the very first manufacturers to break the DDR2-1000 barrier on the DDR2 platform, Kingston are certainly on to a winner with their HyperX PC2-8500 range.
Capable of speed up to DDR2-1150 on a motherboard with limited voltage options, the HyperX provides the modern DDR2 overclocker with oodles of headroom for high-FSB applications such as Intel's latest chip - the Conroe. In addition to this, the ability to run at tight timings of 4-4-4-8 whilst still maintaining PC2-8500 speeds is a result not to be sniffed at.
Availability of the HyperX PC2-8500 is extremely sparse at present in the UK, however after a little searching I was able to find the kit over at PCUpgrader.Com for a rather eye watering £195 when you take into consideration that this is only a 1gb kit. Hopefully prices will fall as this memory becomes more mainstream.
A reason for the slightly above average pricing of these modules could well be down to the overheads involved in the level of support that Kingston provide with their products. Kingston have their own 24/7 multi-lingual helpdesks based in both London and the USA, with fully trained staff capable of assisting with all technical issues. Kingston also rigorously test every module that leaves the factory to ensure reliability and top performance.
+ Ability to run at tight timings at stock frequencies.
+ Overclocks all the way up to DDR2-1150 on relaxed timings.
+ Based on well respected D9GKX IC's.
+ Good looking blue heatspreaders.
- Limited availability at present.
- High price for a 1gb kit.
Thanks to Kingston for providing this product for review.
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