Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 DDR2 2GB Kit

Test Setup & Settings

Test Setup

Processor: Intel Core2Duo E6700 "Conroe"
Motherboard: Asus Commando P965 (unmodded)
Graphics Card: Sapphire ATI X1950Pro 256mb
Hard Disks: 2x Hitachi Deskstar 80gb SATA-II 8mb Cache (RAID0)
Power Supply: Enermax Infiniti 720w
Operating System: Windows XP SP2


The first test involved ensuring that the memory could run stable at stock speeds. This may seem a bit of a strange test, but unfortunately some modules we've tested here at OC3D in the past have fallen over at this first hurdle. I'm pleased to say that the Kingston HyperX PC2-9600 passed the stock testing with flying colours, managing to run at 5-5-5-15 / DDR2-1200 with the rated 2.3v.

DDR2-1200 / 5-5-5-15 / 2.3v


Attempting to overclock the modules past DDR2-1200 proved fairly fruitless, with a maximum clock of DDR2-1210 being obtained with voltage set to 2.35v. Increasing the voltage further possibly could have helped slightly, but it certainly felt that the modules were very close to their maximum operational speed.

DDR2-833 / 3-3-3-6 / 2.35


It is well known that gamers prefer to run their memory at low latencies (rather than high frequencies) as this is an easily tweakable setting and provides decent benefits in most games. Dropping the modules down to DDR2-833 enabled us to tighten the timings to an amazing 3-3-3-6 with only 2.35v. This is simply awesome for this kind of memory and something we've never encountered in our DDR2 testing here at OC3D.
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