Author: Bob Buskirk
Installation & Testing Procedures
Installing memory is extremely simple, you just pop the memory in the memory slots on your motherboard. Again, since the heatspreaders are not large you should not run into any clearance issues.
Once you have the memory installed all you need to do to get started is enable the XMP profile in the BIOS and you are good to go. Kingston has provided two XMP profiles because so systems may not be able to run the memory at 2400MHz, so they also offer a 2133MHz profile.
Our test system is comprised of the following items.
Processor: Intel Core i7-3820
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680
Memory: Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 16GB
Power Supply: Kingwin Power Force 850W
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Noctua NH-L12
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II
We have a set battery of benchmarks for Memory reviews. We have listed the applications we use for testing below.
- Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
- Latency Benchmark
- Cache Benchmark
AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark
MaxxMem – Preview
Now let’s get to testing!