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Kingston HyperX KHX3200ULK2/1G (DDR400)
By Vijay Anand
Category : Memory
Published by Vijay Anand on Monday, 6th September, 2004
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  

Kingston Joins In The Fray For Low Latency Memory

In our last memory article, we showed you that low latency DDR400 modules were excellent alternatives to high-speed memory modules (e.g. DDR500 class) and in this article we have Kingston's version on the table. Like other vendors, they have various configurations but the model we received for review is the Kingston HyperX KHX3200ULK2/1G, which consists of a pair of extra low latency 512MB DDR400 modules (a total of 1GB of memory) rated for CAS 2.5, 2-2-5. Although these modules required a default VDIMM voltage of 2.6V for normal operation, Kingston's reference recommendation for operating them at aggressive timings is 2.7V.

Like all HyperX class memory modules, the Kingston HyperX KHX3200ULK2/1G had heat spreaders to dissipate extra heat generated for higher clock speed operation (or also fondly known as overclocking).

Take note of the RAM model number when you go shopping for them.

Inside, we found the same Samsung K4H560838F-TCCD memory chips that were used in the Corsair TWINX1024-3200XL memory.

Carefully prying the heat spreaders to give our more savvy readers the information they need about the Kingston memory modules, we found Samsung's K4H560838F-TCCD (DDR400) memory chips in use. Many review sites and hardcore users have found these chips to have great overclocking potential and even our own review of the Corsair TWNIX1024-3200XL (which utilized these memory chips) has proven this point. Would Kingston's modules perform just as well? Read on to see what it was capable.

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