Kingston’s HyperX Genesis memory is definitely stable and is memory that once you put it in your system you will not have to worry about it at all. As far as performance goes this kit is nothing extraordinary and has speeds similar to many other 1600MHz kits out there. I was a little disappointed that I was only able to bring this kit up to 1866MHz, there really is not a lot of headroom for overclocking. That is very apparent because you cannot even boot the system above 1600MHz unless you loosen the timings. These modules are very easy to setup since they do have the XMP profile that automatically sets the timings, frequency, and voltage for you.
We always know Kingston for quality and this kit is not exception. The heatspreaders look awesome and the grey color really does look good. Also the heatspreaders are not large at all so you can use this kit with many of the larger after-market CPU coolers. Talking about quality Kingston backs this and all of their memory modules with a lifetime warranty.
You can pick up this kit for $49.99 at my favorite online retailer. If you are looking for a memory kit that you can just stick in your system without any issues and has a lifetime warranty this is the kit for you. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit an 8 out of 10 score.
– X.M.P. Profile
– Good performance
– Heatspreaders look awesome and and do not extend over the modules that much
– Lifetime warranty
– Poor overclocking
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