Kingston Technology was kind enough to send me some of their evaluation DDR2 RAM to test out, and here are the results. The RAM kit that I received is
the KHX600D2K2/2G; for those of you who aren't versed in Kingston product nomenclature, this is a 2GB Kit made up of two 1GB 128M x 64-bit PC2-6400
CL5 240-pin DIMM modules. Each of the modules has been tested to run at DDR2 800MHz with the low latency timings of 5-5-5-15 at 2.0v.
Let's take a quick peek at the modules before we install them into the computer for the abuse… errr testing that I will put them through. Here they are, still in their packaging.
With the paper tape and plastic cover removed the company name and logo are visible.
A closer look at the logo.
On the other side of the sticks of RAM they have the HyperX logo.
All ready to go into the computer, then we'll see how much of an improvement these are over the Kingston Value RAM that we're replacing.
Some of the Features listed below
- Double-data-rate architecture: two data transfers per clock cycle
- Bidirectional data strobe (DQS)
- Differential clock inputs (CK and CK)
- DLL aligns DQ and DQS transition with CK transition
- Programmable read Latency 5 (Clock)
- Burst length: 4, 8 (interleave / nibble sequential )
- Programmable burst type (sequential & interleave )
- Timing Reference: 5-5-5-15 at +1.8V / 5-5-5-15 at 2.0V