Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 DDR2 2GB Kit
Published: 10th April 2007 | Source: Kingston | Price: |Conclusion
With the ability to run at DDR2-1200 straight out of the box, the Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 takes the guess work out of buying a high performance 2GB DDR2 kit for your FSB-hungry PC. Unfortunately the modules couldn't deliver us any extra goods when trying to overclock them past the 600mhz mark, but we soon forgot about this when we successfully managed to tighten the timings down to 3-3-3-6 while running at DDR2-833 - something no other DDR2 modules we've tested here at OC3D have ever managed.
Unfortunately this premium kit does come at a premium price of around £280 (05/04/07) which also makes it by far the most expensive 2gb kit we've ever tested. Is it worth the money? Well...if you're looking for a 100% guarantee on hitting DDR2-1200 then maybe, otherwise I'd suggest looking at some of Kingston's lower-end HyperX kits, as they have proven to overclock extremely well in the past.
• Guaranteed to run at DDR2-1200 (PC2-9600).
• Capable of amazingly low 3-3-3-6 timings at DDR2-833.
• Based on overclocker friendly D9 IC's.
• Our kit wouldn't clock much past DDR2-1200 (but who needs more!)
• Limited availability in the UK.
• Painfully expensive.
Thanks to Kingston for providing this product for review.
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