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Kingston HyperX H2O 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 CL9 Memory Kit

Kingston HyperX H2O 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 CL9 Memory Kit

A nice feature that Kingston has with the HyperX H2O 2133MHz DDR3 memory kits is dual XMP profiles.  The first profile for this kit is 2000Mhz at 9-11-9-27 timings and the second profile is at 2133Mhz also at 9-11-9-27 timings.  The reason for the two profile combination is to help those that do not have unlocked processors achieve great performance while maintaining stability. Since my test bench has an unlocked Intel Core i5-2500K 'Sandy Bridge' processor I was able to utilize the faster 133Mhz profile and boot the system with no problem...

Kingston’s HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) 8GB DDR3 SODIMM 1866MHz Dual Channel Notebook Memory Kit

Kingston’s HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) 8GB DDR3 SODIMM 1866MHz Dual Channel Notebook Memory Kit

Our latest video review brings us face to face with a product that claims both a performance increase and ease of installation. We’ve heard both claims on many late night infomercials. However, this is one product that is no snake oil and as you see in the video above, Kingston’s new HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) 8GB DDR3 1866MHz Dual Channel SODIMM memory kit really does deliver on both promises. It definitely turned us from educated skeptics into believers, especially when it came to the benchmarks that don’t lie! Hit that play button!

G.Skill Sniper 1866 MHz DDR3

G.Skill Sniper 1866 MHz DDR3

RAM is one of the basic building blocks of a computer system, and although the technology has changed over the years the same basic idea of quick temporary storage has been RAM's main purpose since its inception. Gamers have always wanted the fastest speeds possible but unfortunately that meant that many of the fastest kits were very expensive. Since the introduction of DDR3 prices have plummeted and speeds have skyrocketed and a good set of 2 x 4GB RAM can be had for under $150. G.Skill understands this and has SKU's designed for every price range. G.Skill's most recent addition is its Sniper series of which we will be looking at the 1866 MHz F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR kit which is well priced $104.99 providing users above average speeds with relatively tight 9-10-9-28 timings. Benchmark Reviews will determine if this RAM is worth its price or if users are better off getting slower, less expensive SKU's.

Patriot Memory Viper Xtreme DDR3 2000MHz

Patriot Memory Viper Xtreme DDR3 2000MHz

The second generation of i7 processors have taken the PC world by storm, with many users switching over to the current P67 chipsets, and even more (yours truly included) anxiously awaiting the upcoming Z77, and Z78 chipsets.

A majority of PC enthusiasts feel the X58 platform is dead, and that it is time to move on. It’s hard to argue against that thinking, as Sandy Bridge has proven to be a faster and better-overclocking chip then its older brothers. Some companies, however, like Asus and Gigabyte, seem to be believe it is premature to start playing “Taps” for the X58 chipset. So much so that they are planning to release new X58 motherboards. As these companies seem to be attempting to extend the life of the chipset, it seems likely that at least some type of X58-specific memory would be released as well.

Patriot Memory steps into this niche with the Viper Xtreme DDR3 2000MHz 12GB kit. Released towards the end of 2010, these memory modules have received generally good reviews from both review sites and customers alike. Today, we will be giving you our own take on this kit.

Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz Memory Kit

Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz Memory Kit

We are big fans of Kingston and have always made that publicly known and for many reasons. They are one of the companies out there in the big wide world who have stood the test of time and are still keen on expanding their market and coming up with new, exciting, innovative ideas. They cater for pretty much everybody, whether you need a USB flash drive, or some memory for your notebook or even some value RAM for your workstation. Kingston do it all.

Another thing that Kingston do, is produce high end memory for all types of systems from AMD to Intel and today sees us look at a set of memory specifically designed for Intel's Sandybridge platform.

Sandybridge is still the new hot toy on the market, as AMD have delayed Bulldozer to July/August (apparently), therefore memory manufacturers are keen to show their hand at what can be achieved and this memory is no different sporting 2133MHz speeds with a CAS latency of 9 operating at 1.65V.

Patriot Division2 Viper Xtreme 4GB DDR3 RAM kit

Patriot Division2 Viper Xtreme 4GB DDR3 RAM kit

Patriot Memory releases a fantastic DDR3 RAM kit, the Patriot Division2 Viper Xtreme with exceptional performance and phenomenal overclocking potential. Just how high will it go? And do you need to bother?

G.Skill RipjawsX F3-17000 CL9D 2133MHz Memory Kit

G.Skill RipjawsX F3-17000 CL9D 2133MHz Memory Kit

G.Skill have been around for quite a few years and have always focussed on providing the best memory in terms of stability and style. Whilst they have remained quiet for a little while, they are back and are throwing all of their energy into the high end memory market.

As we all know Sandybridge is the new hot thing (at least until Bulldozer arrives from AMD) and everyone is keen to jump on board and purchase the latest components in the hope of reaching the almighty 5GHz overclock. To rival that kind of performance, a performance based memory kit is needed to give that extra boost where needed the most. G.Skill believe they have done just that by releasing the RipjawsX F3-17000 CL9D 2133MHz 4GB kit marketed specifically for Sandybridge systems with lightning fast speeds and timings of 9-11-9-28-2T @ 1.6V.

Crucial ballistix sport DDR3 1600 8GB kit

Crucial ballistix sport DDR3 1600 8GB kit

As true as it was several years ago it stands today, the cheapest way to increase a system’s speed is to increase the amount of ram up to a certain amount. The magic amount used to be 4GB and it seems to be increasing to around 8-16GB especially with Microsoft pushing 64bit. Fortunately Crucial has put out a 8GB sport kit with surprising results.

Kingston X58 Triple Channel kit 2250Mhz Cas 9

Kingston X58 Triple Channel kit 2250Mhz Cas 9

At the latest MSI MOA Benelux qualifier we were allowed to play with MSI's Xpower board, some 980X ES CPUs and some pretty high specced Kingston rams. The 2250Mhz CL9 triple channel kit seemed very interesting for a spin in the Madshrimps Lab. Could these blue beauties come close to the almighty Corsair Hyper IC based GTX2s ? What's the use for such a high MHz kit for  a daily user ? Is this kit Bloomfield friendly ? A lot of questions warped through my brain. Time to open the box and find some answers.

Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1600MHz (2 x 2GBs) Kit

Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1600MHz (2 x 2GBs) Kit

Our review today is going to examine a 4GB kit of Patriot Viper Extreme Division 2 memory.  This kit is rated at DDR3-1600 (or 800MHz) at timings of 8-9-8-24 with 1.65v. Based on the quick specifications, it is clear that this low-latency kit is designed for extreme performance.

Patriot Memory is a long standing company that was founded in 1985. It focuses on three main user groups with products for the enthusiast, standard memory user, and the flash memory market, while also peeking into the SSD hard-drive and media-player markets respectively. It was only a year ago when we saw memory kits 4GBs and higher priced well over $100 CAD. Fast forward to the present day and you can pick up the same kit for roughly $50 less.

As prices continue to fall record lows, and as more producers constantly shift prices to remain competitive in the market, the time has never been better to purchase DDR3 memory kits. Indeed the average consumer, who may have settled for just 2 GBs total a few years ago, is now able to afford 4GBs and more as the “sweet-spot” for appropriate system memory is slowly shifting from 4GBs to 6/8GBs.

G.Skill RipjawX F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Memory Kit

G.Skill RipjawX F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Memory Kit

Older DDR3 memory often requires higher voltages than the default 1.5V specified by JEDEC, the governing body of computer memory standards. Memory sticks often contain a voltage specified on the sticker, indicating the voltage necessary for the memory to work at the specified frequency.. For example, a Kingston HyperX kit that was purchased 2-3 years ago is designed to work with the Intel Nehalem architecture at 1600MHz, and requires 1.65v.

Enthusiast systems often do not have problems running these memories because the enthusiast boards have plenty of adjustments, from memory timings to voltage adjustments, all of which help users fine-tune their systems. However, budget boards and pre-built systems like Dell and HP often have a limited number of adjustments. Thus, users try to install memory modules that require higher voltages, the motherboard may not support it at the specified clockspeed and timing.

Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-2133 RAM Kit

Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3-2133 RAM Kit

The latest introduction of high of speed CPUs need the latest enthusiast components to complement and complete a Sandy Bridge build. Welcome Kingston's HyperX® Genesis Special Edition Grey; a high-performance dual-channel memory kits engineered to complement new motherboards featuring the Intel® P67 Sandy Bridge platform. In order to experience the true upgrade of speed and performance the Sandy Bridge platform offers all the major operating components must meet the highest spec and a 2133Mhz memory kit is exactly what that new i5 or i7 system needs. Join TechwareLabs as we review Kingston's 2133Mhz memory kit.

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz PnP Memory Kit For Notebooks

Kingston HyperX 8GB 1866MHz PnP Memory Kit For Notebooks

The performance numbers from upgrading to the Kingston HyperX Plug and Play 8GB DDR3 1866MHz memory kit was insane. We saw performance gains from 6% to 86% depending on the benchmarks with the largest performance gains coming from graphics intensive games. Who would have thought that the area that gained the most was the frame rate in games? If you want to get better performance out of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU on your Sandy Bridge laptop this is more than likely the best way to go about it. You can literally feel and see the difference in everything that you do on the system, so this is an ideal upgrade for those that want 8GB of memory and better performance...

G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-2133 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit

G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-2133 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit

Sandy Bridge, by now you all know the name and you know that Intel’s new processors blew the socks off almost anything out there.  With this whole new architecture comes a new line of components made specifically for Sandy Bridge.  Today we will be taking a look at some memory from our friends at G.Skill.  A little while back we took a look at their 1600 MHz Ripjaws memory and today we are checking out the 2133 MHz Ripjaws-X memory, more specifically the Ripjaws-X F3-17000CL9D-8GBXLD kit.  This kit runs at 2133 MHz with timings of 9-11-9-28 at 1.65v.  Let’s take a look at this memory and see if it is perfect for your Sandy Bridge setup.

Kingston HyperX DDR3 1800MHz 4GB Dual Channel Kit

Kingston HyperX DDR3 1800MHz 4GB Dual Channel Kit

Kingston are regarded as one of the biggest manufacturers of memory based products today and aim to cater for all types of systems from the likes of AMD and Intel, whether it be for the low-end market, high-end gamers or enthusiast/overclocking markets. They do it all.

Kingston has sent us one of their HyperX 1800MHz memory module kits to look at. It's a dual channel kit which operates at 1800MHz with a CAS latency of 9 and whilst this doesn't sound like anything too spectacular, this memory kit is made for stability and compatibility across all platforms.

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