Kingston Technology released the first 1.2Ghz RAM kits to the public last December. I was able to get a set of the KHX9600D2K2/2G for some fast action 2GB of ram for my Core 2 Duo system. Knowing that the 975 chipset in my DFI Infinity 975X/G was going to limit the modules in the basic BIOS setup, I needed to overclock the system to take advantage of the speed.
Some features of the HyperX line of modules:
- 1.8 Volts operation, reducing power consumption by about 50 percent
- Memory signal termination inside the memory chip ("On-Die Termination") to prevent reflected signal transmission errors.
- Operational enhancements to increase memory performance, efficiency and timing margins.
- CAS Latencies: 3, 4 and 5
- Currently available in speeds up to 1.2GHz and capacities up to 2GB.
The specs of our PC2-9600 kit:
- DDR2-1200 CL5-5-5-15 @ 2.3-2.35V
- CAS Latency: 5
The packaging of the RAM is the same with all of Kingston's HyperX kits. The package comes in an anti-static case with the brand name & module number over the middle of the case.
Below is an up close look at the memory tag. You can see the default voltage setting for the RAM is rated at 2.3-2.35V up at least .3V compared to the last kit I looked at here.
The overall packaging is the same, as well as the look on both sides of the RAM. The front side you have the Kingston Technology logo and the back side you have the HyperX brand logo.
Getting the ram setup and ready to be tested at the basic settings of 5-5-5-15 @ 800Mhz with the voltage settings of 2.3V to start off.
To start off, I checked the basic setup with memtest86 version 3.2 (I have also tested with the newer memtest 86+ 1.70), before I started off with doing any other test.
Default setting that I have used on the ram throughout all of the testing is listed in the image below. This is tighter timing to help with the OC'ing of the Ram.