Thursday, May 22nd 2008

Kingston 1800MHz HyperX DDR3 Wins Intel XMP Validation

Kingston Technology today announced its HyperX 1800MHz DDR3 memory has been certified under the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (Intel XMP) validation program to offer PC builders and gaming enthusiasts more performance memory options and tuning flexibility when constructing high-performance systems using select Intel X38/X48-series chipsets.

"Customers building or upgrading Intel XMP-ready systems now have an 1800MHz HyperX XMP memory option to gain higher performance in their gaming and content creation systems," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. "Many of our motherboard partners, including ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte, have released XMP-ready offerings that can take immediate advantage of HyperX XMP-certified memory on current X38 and X48 platforms. We expect this also to be true for the soon to be released P45 chipsets."

When paired with select Intel X38/X48 series-based motherboards, Kingston HyperX modules (designated with an 'X' at the end of the part number) increase overall system performance. Designed for both the novice and experienced overclocker, the XMP profile allows for easy overclocking selection through predefined profiles in the BIOS or manual adjustment of Kingston HyperX XMP modules' frequency and timings.

Kingston Intel XMP-certified HyperX DDR3 Specifications
  • KHX14400D3K2/2GX 2GB 1800MHz (CL8-8-8-24 @ 1.9v) $340.00
  • kit of 2 optimized for Intel
    XMP
  • KHX13000D3LLK2/2GX 2GB Low-Latency 1625MHz (CL7-7- $335.00
  • 7-20 @ 1.9v) kit of 2 optimized
    for Intel XMP
  • KHX11000D3LLK2/2GX 2GB Low-Latency 1375MHz (CL7-7- $313.00
  • 7-20 @ 1.7v) kit of 2 optimized
    for Intel XMP
The HyperX 1800MHz 2GB XMP memory kits join previously Intel XMP-validated Kingston 1625MHz and 1375MHz DDR3 HyperX memory.

Kingston HyperX is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support.Source: Kingston
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9 Comments on Kingston 1800MHz HyperX DDR3 Wins Intel XMP Validation

#1
jbunch07
hmm sounds interesting...wondering if these "predefined profiles" will be different for different mobo manufactures or if they will all be the same uniform profiles?
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FR@NK
by: jbunch07
wondering if these "predefined profiles" will be different for different mobo manufactures or if they will all be the same uniform profiles?
They are uniform profiles stored on the memory stick. Motherboard manufactures would have control over how these profiles are used but no effect on the actual data in the profile itself. The bios would read this information and allow the user to select one or let the user set the timings manually.
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jbunch07
by: FR@NK
They are uniform profiles stored on the memory stick. Motherboard manufactures would have control over how these profiles are used but no effect on the actual data in the profile itself. The bios would read this information and allow the user to select one or let the user set the timings manually.
ok ok i see...hmm i dont know about that...seems to me that if it was stored on the memory itself that ocing might lead to it becoming corrupted easily, but maybe not...
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FR@NK
by: jbunch07
ok ok i see...hmm i dont know about that...seems to me that if it was stored on the memory itself that ocing might lead to it becoming corrupted easily, but maybe not...
No so much overclocking, but more like overvolting and overheating can cause corruption issues. All memory modules come with some standard profiles saved in the SPD.



XMP is just an extended profile that makes overclocking easier for the end user and also make it stable since the memory manufacture sets the exact timings and sub-timings and also the voltage and command rate. If the end user had to set these settings in manually, there is a larger chance of error since the memory settings may differ from the motherboard's "auto" setting and since different motherboard manufactures use different names for the same settings in their Bios.

For example you buy some DDR2-1200. Your board isnt going to out of the box support 1200MHz ram for you will need to enter the bios and set all the timings and voltage yourself. One error in the timings could cause the memory not to work. With XMP, you can easily select the 1200MHz profile and thats its....you're done.
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#5
jbunch07
hmm i see...i suppose this would be ocing the ram easier, but less fun.

trial and error is what ocing is all about!
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HTC
by: FR@NK
No so much overclocking, but more like overvolting and overheating can cause corruption issues. All memory modules come with some standard profiles saved in the SPD.



XMP is just an extended profile that makes overclocking easier for the end user and also make it stable since the memory manufacture sets the exact timings and sub-timings and also the voltage and command rate. If the end user had to set these settings in manually, there is a larger chance of error since the memory settings may differ from the motherboard's "auto" setting and since different motherboard manufactures use different names for the same settings in their Bios.

For example you buy some DDR2-1200. Your board isnt going to out of the box support 1200MHz ram for you will need to enter the bios and set all the timings and voltage yourself. One error in the timings could cause the memory not to work. With XMP, you can easily select the 1200MHz profile and thats its....you're done.
Good explanation here, dude: thanks!
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#7
jbunch07
ahh yes forgot to thank you for that insight! thanks!
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#8
Temps_Riising
My sticks will exceed 1800mhz on much lower latencies than those and cost a little over half the price, I think there are better deals out there TBH.
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HTC
by: Temps_Riising
My sticks will exceed 1800mhz on much lower latencies than those and cost a little over half the price, I think there are better deals out there TBH.
I've noticed as much with DDR2, here in Portugal:






Other brands also seem to be less expensive when compared to Kingston.
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