Kingston HyperX 1,600MHz review

Get the most from your 1366 socket with this RAM

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We liked

Hardcore overclocking enthusiasts aside, there's a limit to how much memory performance most users need. We reckon this kit has enough in hand to satisfy nearly everyone while delivering it for a very reasonable price.

And don't forget, this is a 6GB kit. That means there's more than enough space to run oodles of applications without the need for any performance-sapping disk swapping.

We disliked

At this price point, you can't have everything. However, it is a fact that the Kingston HyperX 1600MHz runs a little hot under load. This didn't unduly limit performance in our testing. However, high temperatures typically lead to shorter operating lives. Better cooling would be desirable.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyHyperX
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Size6 GB
Brand NameKingston
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, China RoHS, WEEE
ManufacturerKingston Technology Company
Product ModelKHX12800D3K3/6GX
Product NameHyperX 6GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Product LineHyperX
Manufacturer Part NumberKHX12800D3K3/6GX
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Kingston HyperX memory is designed based on the latest DDR specifications available, and is 100% tested at Kingston's flagship factories. Plus, these Kingston modules come with the standard Kingston lifetime warranty and toll-free Tech Support. Built with the best-quality components, Kingston HyperX is competitively priced and is the choice for the serious gamer.

Number of Modules3 x 2 GB
Limited WarrantyLifetime