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Kingston PC3500 HyperX DDR Memory Review

Kingston PC3500 HyperX DDR Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Kingston is a name that's been long associated with quality memory products and late 2002 they released their "HyperX" line of memory.
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External Mfg. Website: Kingston Jul 09 2003   Colin Sun  
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Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion

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UT2003 Demo 640x480 Flyby
AMD (FSB/Memory) FPS Ranking
1. 2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (166/333 MHz) 230.67
2. 2x 256MB HyperX PC3500 (166/333 MHz)

231.72

3. 2x 256MB HyperX PC3500 (216/432 MHz) 242.73

UT2003 Demo 640x480 Botmatch
AMD (FSB/Memory) FPS Ranking
1. 2x 256MB Corsair XMS3500 (166/333 MHz) 75.84
2. 2x 256MB HyperX PC3500 (166/333 MHz)

75.91

3. 2x 256MB HyperX PC3500 (216/432 MHz) 81.21

More of the same in UT2003... The Kingston HyperX performs the same as the Corsair at stocks and when overclocked gets a nice performance bump.

Not bad, not bad at all...

While still a newbie in the overclocking market, Kingston have done very well for themselves with their HyperX line.

It's certainly nice to see more and more manufacturers embrace the overclocking community by producing better parts which handle the riggor of overclocking better.

If you're building a new high end system with one of the 400 MHz based AthlonXP's or P4 C chips then you'll need some high quality memory to go as well. It's nice to know that with a retail price of about $158USD for two sticks via ZeusPC the Kingston HyperX PC3500 will not break the bank!

With a stock speed of 216 MHz with 2-3-3-7 timings we were able to push the memory modules to 223 MHz, using more aggressive timings of 2-2-2-5 we could only hit 216 MHz. While I'm still out on the issue of burn-in, many hardcore overclockers out there tell me that the Kingston HyperX memory modules perform better as they age.

On a side note, even though our memory modules were not specifically designed to run in dual channel mode, they worked flawlessly together in both nForce2 and i875P/i865PE based motherboards.

If you're looking for some new high quality performance memory modules see if you can get your hands on some Kingston HyperX. It's not the fastest stuff on the market but when you consider it's relatively low price, I'd say it is a pretty good value!

Thanks to ZeusPC for providing the Kingston HyperX KHX3500 DDR to PCstats.com for review.

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Contents of Article: Kingston KHX3500/256
 Pg 1.  Kingston PC3500 HyperX DDR Memory Review
 Pg 2.  Benchmarks: Sandra, PCMark2002
 Pg 3.  Benchmarks: 3DMark2001SE, Quake III Arena
 Pg 4.  — Benchmarks: UT2003, Conclusion

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