Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 DDR2 2GB Kit

Packaging & Appearance


No longer are memory modules just green PCB's with black IC's mounted on them. It seems that manufacturers spend almost as much time making the modules look good as they do ensuring they perform equally as well. For this reason, the most popular method of packaging memory kits is in clear blister-packets so that the modules appearance can do the talking when on retailers shelves.

Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 Packaging Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 Packaging

The Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 follows the trend, packaging their memory in a moulded plastic box with clear plastic front. It's good to see that Kingston have gone to the trouble of manufacturing the packaging out of anti-static plastic - a safety feature neglected by many other memory manufacturers.


Kingston have been using the the same heatspreaders for all of their HyperX range for several years now. Therefore it's no surprise to see the PC2-9600 modules sporting the very same blue aluminum clip-on design that we first became acquainted with when taking a look at the HyperX PC2-8500 kit.

Kingston HyperX Pc2-9600 Front Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 Back

Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 Cross Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 Heatspreader

Some people may describe the modules as rather plain looking compared to some of the more elaborate designs on the market at the moment. However, there's something that really draws me to this heatspreader design and I can't quite put my finger on it.

Due to the use of both double-sided thermal tape and clips the memory IC's make very good contact with the heatspreaders, which should help disperse the heat produced when running these modules at higher voltages.
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