Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Kingston Hyper X  2000MHz

Test Setup and Overclocking

6GB Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz CL8
ASUS Rampage II Extreme
Intel Core i7 930
ASUS HD5870
Corsair HX850
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.

Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz     Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz

Overclocking

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.

Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz 

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.

Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz

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Most Recent Comments

03-05-2010, 05:33:57

Sunny Sahota
another great review. nice to see some of us are working on a bank holiday! lolQuote

03-05-2010, 05:44:56

Runebeard
Awesome review dude, I love the heatsinks as well. Out of interest (as you might have swayed me with this one) what heatsink are you using in the set up and is it in a 'pull' config as it won't fit against the ram if it's on 'push'? Would be awesome to know if it would fit with my Titan Fenrir in there. Cheers.Quote

03-05-2010, 07:42:38

tinytomlogan
The heatsink there is a Xigmatec Thors Hammer, the fenrir should be fine though.

Working? No chance I'm sat in a coffee shop in Regent Street!Quote

03-05-2010, 10:15:25

Runebeard
Cheers dude, I think I'll almost definitely get me some of this sweetness. Was gonna get some good 1600MHz stuff, but when this has the same latencies with a massive 400MHz boost for only £15 more, I don't think I really have a choice now do I?

Glad to hear OC3D doesn't keep you locked up permanently, means you can enjoy some of this peculiarly nice weather we've been having during the usually monsoon-like April Quote

03-05-2010, 23:38:12

LooseNeutral
TTL, once again nice review. Another new stick revealed. Hope you do a review of the new G.Skil "Flare" as well http://forum.overclock3d.net/oc3d/icons/icon12.gifQuote
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