1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Kingston HyperX Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $64.99

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by keakar, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. keakar

    keakar

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,376 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    292
    Location:
    just outside of new orleans
  2. Hood

    Hood

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    814 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    246
    I've had some of their HyperX Blue, which has the same specs as this, and it works fine, but to run at 1600/9-9-9-24, it requires 1.65 volts. Most other 1600 sticks run at 1.5v or even 1.35v. That means that these DIMMs are really 1333 sticks overclocked to 1600 using a massive voltage increase. If I'm going to use that much voltage, it will be for 2400 sticks like these - also a good price (these days).
    Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) - $79.99, was $109.99 a week or two ago.

    keakar says thanks.
  3. keakar

    keakar

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Messages:
    2,376 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    292
    Location:
    just outside of new orleans
    ok so this ram isn't that great then, I guess that's why its such a big discount
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014
  4. Jeffredo

    Jeffredo

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    772 (0.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    105
    Regardless, its a pretty decent price for 8GB. Might be useful for an AMD system (like a Phenom II) since they like a little more voltage to be stable. Got some AMD "optimized" DDR3 1333 from both OCZ and Patriot memory and they run @ 1.65v.
    Hood says thanks.
  5. Hood

    Hood

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    814 (1.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    246
    I didn't know that, thanks for the info. I always wondered what that meant, "optimized for AMD". Weird, because lots of 1333 sticks can run 1.35v stable. Yet another power-hungry aspect of AMD systems...

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page