Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz Review
Test Setup and Overclocking
6GB Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz CL8
ASUS Rampage II Extreme
Intel Core i7 930
Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition
One of the most obvious things is how tall the heatsinks are, especially with the cooler attached. This is definitely a great looking cooler but if you are one of these people with a monster cooler then you might need to be careful.
This is going to seem a strange thing to start off with, but the primary thing with a 2000MHz RAM kit is to check that it runs at its rated speed.
RAM kits that are advertised at the magical 2000MHz mark but are unable to reach it aren't as uncommon as you may think, especially as a 2000MHz kit can be sold at quite a premium over more normal speed packets.
Getting the Kingston Hyper X to 2000MHz was a breeze. It didn't require extra volts or loosened timings but actually hit the rated 2000MHz @ 8-8-8-24.
As the Hyper X comes out the box with relatively low timings and great speed, and with the 1.65v limit on RAM, there shouldn't be much overhead. Loosening the timings gave us a small overclock and balancing the timings and speed out left us with 2050MHz @ 8-8-8-24.
Admittedly a small overclock, but managing to keep the timings down should, along with the small CPU overclock, lead to good benefits in our testing.