We all need ram, but how much? 2 Gigabytes seems to be becoming the standard now, and more and more companies are coming out with these kits in lower latencies. Kingston is not new to the memory industry but they seem not well known in enthusiast circles, their new low latency 2 GB kit might just change that. I have a 2GB kit of Kingston HyperX Ram, PC3200 speeds at 2-3-2-6 timings. If you recall not long ago I reviewed the Corsair low latency kit with the same timings, how well does Kingston stand up to the top names in the industry? Let's find out...
The HyperX came to me in its retail packaging which is a plastic case with an identifying sticker on it.
We can see the model number, KHX3200AK2/2G, which essentially mean Kingston HyperX PC3200 2 GB. We can also see that it is Cas Latency 2. Opening the pack up is as easy as cutting the sticker and lifting the lid, we find the ram and a basic instruction manual.
Taking a closer look the HyperX has bluish purple heat spreaders on it. Looking at the label closer we can see it is 2.6v ram, and the little 'Evaluation' sticker on it as well.
I decided to pop one of the heat spreaders off and see what's under the 'hood', hmm, Infineon ram. Not bad, no the most popular choice for high performance ram, but I see no problems with Infineon.
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