Kingston Hyper-X 2133MHz Dual Channel Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Kingston Hyper-X 2133MHz Dual Channel Review

Test Setup

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.

Kingston Hyper-X 2133MHz Dual Channel Review 

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.

Kingston Hyper-X 2133MHz Dual Channel Review

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.

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Most Recent Comments

09-09-2010, 19:10:20


10-09-2010, 07:50:12

Patience. Links take a little time to get together. It is possible to go to the frontpage and find articles.Quote

10-09-2010, 08:52:47

Another amazing product from KINGSTON but the only worry I have is that the heat sink is too long so you can’t use a NH-D14 cooler with this kit.


10-09-2010, 10:08:19


At 55mm high these are very tall and so if you've got an absolute beast of a cooler that's also strangely designed, you might need to double check. We've tested with the truly enormous Noctua NH-D14 and only needed to mount the front fan higher than normal.

It helps to read every page and not just the conclusion Quote

10-09-2010, 11:20:04

Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post

It helps to read every page and not just the conclusion
Can you show us a picture of the NH-D14 with the fan mounted higher because it seems to me to be a shabby job and I think that’s why you didn’t show us a photo in the first place.


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