Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 CL7 DDR3 2gb Kit

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

Kingston seem to be one of the very few memory manufacturers that use packaging of their own design. This is certainly a good thing as the generic moulded plastic blister pack style packaging adopted by most other manufacturers offers minimal protection for the memory at best.

Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 Packaging Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 Packaging

Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 Contents Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 Label

As we can see from the images above, the KHX11000D3LLK2/2G kit comes in a robust box constructed from anti-static plastic with a clear plastic lid. This not only protects the modules from damage (both electrostatic and physical) but also gives good visibility of the modules inside the packaging.


Appearance

Since the release of the HyperX series, Kingston has always made use of distinct blue aluminium heatspreaders. Interestingly the design of the DDR3 range shown on their website differs somewhat from the 'original' styled modules we received. I can only assume that Kingston were keen to get their DDR3 modules out on the market and decided to leave the redesign of their heatspreaders to a slightly later date.

Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 Back Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 Front

Looking back at the previously reviewed HyperX PC2-8500 and PC2-9600 DDR2 kits, the only real difference in appearance is the inclusion of the 'DDR3' logo at the left of the modules. It certainly is a shame that Kingston couldn't bring the new design heatspreaders shown on their site together with the release of these modules as it would have given us something slightly more exciting to talk about.

Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 Crossed Kingston HyperX PC3-11000 Heatspreader

As with the previously reviewed HyperX kits, the PC3-11000 makes use of double sided thermal tape coupled with chrome clips to hold everything in place. I actually found it extremely difficult to remove the heatspreaders from the modules, resorting to the use of a small screw driver to seperate the thermal tape from each of the memory IC's.
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Most Recent Comments

11-09-2007, 09:51:19

JN
"After using these nippy blue modules in several of our DDR3 motherboard reviews, we thought it was about time we got up-close and personal with them by pushing them to their limits on our new DDR3 testbed."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...144558599s.jpg

HyperX PC3-11000 Review

11-09-2007, 10:05:08

Toxcity
Very good write up, Jim!

But the timings seem to lose at the moment... Stick with DDR2 until DDR3 price drops a little and they sort out those timings!

Thanks!

11-09-2007, 10:11:49

Mr. Smith
Timings! Did you learn nothing from this lol.

Goes off to read review...

Edit: Well, they are very average aren't they. I think you should remove 'Reasonable performance' from 'The Good' and add it to 'The Mediocre'. Reasonable does not strike me as a good attribute.

Good review though, just average sticks

11-09-2007, 11:38:11

Ham
Fantastic wirte up as usual jim.

Im forced too ask: how are they conning us this time? With DDR3 overall. we multiplying the REAL fsb by what? 4? 6? 8?

Don't get me wrong im all for progress, i just like too be able too see through marketing.
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