Not just for AMD fans anymore

Subject: Memory | September 10, 2009 - 05:24 PM |

With the arrival of Lynnfield comes a new interest in dual channel DDR3.  Many may opt for a pair of 3GB DIMMs, or four 2GB DIMMs there are quite a few that will settle for 4GBs of total system memory, especially if it is fast.  Take Kingston's  HyperX KHX1600C8D3K2
which is designed to run at 1600MHz, but was easily pushed to over 2000MHz by Overclockers Club.  The latencies and voltages had to be changed so little that it seems the memory multiplier lock that stopped them from going further.

"At the rated timings and voltage, these modules scale all the way to

2000MHz without so much as an increase in voltage. To get above

2030MHz, I had to bump the cas latency and TRCD to 9. This took me all

the way to 2180MHz, 580MHz (290MHz) over the rated speeds, all without

the help of massive voltage increases. At this point, I was left

speechless! Kingston has come a long way from the times when I could do

no better than 2MHz over the rated speed on some DDR 400 HyperX modules

that currently reside in a system build for a family member years ago."

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