HyperX Genesis 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM Memory Kit (2 x 4 GB) - XMP Ready
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HyperX Genesis Memory
The revolution of high-performance memory begins with HyperX Genesis. With a huge range of speed and capacity offerings from HyperX, this product line has something for everyone. Whether you're a hardcore gamer, PC modder, content creator or multi-tasker, Genesis will give your system the performance boost to take on the most intensive applications.
HyperX Genesis meets the specific needs of everyone from the entry-level PC enthusiast to the seasoned pro, with frequencies from 1333MHz to 2400MHz and capacities of up to 64GB. It is available in dual, triple and quad channel kits.
Sleek Low-height Design
HyperX Genesis comes with a sleek, diamond-cut heat spreader to give your system a dynamic look, as well as greater thermal performance to enhance memory reliability. With a low-height design, Genesis modules will fit under most oversized CPU coolers.
At a Glance
- Speeds from 1333 MHz to 2400 MHz and capacities of up to 64 GB
- Sleek design and low-height heat spreader to fit
- Greater heat dissipation to enhance memory reliability
- XMP ready
With Intel XMP profiles built into the memory modules, higher-performing frequencies, timings and voltage are attainable by simply enabling Intel's Extreme Memory Profile in BIOS.
HyperX Memory Comparison Chart
|Feature||Automatically overclocks to the highest frequency published||Wide range of speed and capacity with excellent thermal performance||Extreme speeds with superior thermal performance||Enhanced thermal performance and pairs max capacities with high frequencies||Auto overclocks to the highest frequency published|
|Customer type||Entry-level, upgraders, enthusiasts, system builders||Gamers, multi-taskers, case modders||Content creators, overclockers||Hardware experts, content creators||Gamers, compatible with notebooks and small form factor systems|
|Speed options||1333 MHz - 1866 MHz||1333 MHz - 2400 MHz||1866 MHz - 2800 MHz||1600 MHz - 2400 MHz||1600 MHz - 2400 MHz|
|Capacity options||4 GB - 16 GB dual channel||2 GB - 64 GB dual, triple and quad channel||8 GB - 16 GB dual and quad channel||8 GB - 64 GB dual and quad channel||4 GB - 16 GB dual channel|
Designed to meet the demands of gamers, over clockers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts,. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior speed, quality and aesthetic design, HyperX memory modules, USB Flash drives, headsets, cooling fans and SSDs put users at the top of their game.
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMPSee all Product Description
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The fact that one can buy 12GB of high quality RAM so cheaply means that many people will end up purchasing it even though for most users, having this much RAM will be well above their needs. Let me tell you all now why in actual fact, 12GB is both useful - and for a lot of people - an excellent choice!
First of all you need to understand how Windows handles memory. No matter how much RAM you have, Windows *always* creates virtual memory. This is a space on your hard drive (typically half as much space as you have RAM) that Windows uses to simulate RAM. It does this because back in the day, people would need more memory than they had and so using hard drive space was a cheap solution. The problem is that even though computers now generally ship with 4GB+ of memory, this virtual memory still exists - and what's worse is that there are plenty of programs that default to using it. So even if you had 12GB of RAM (i.e. well beyond all your needs), you'd still need virtual memory activated, as some programs (games a lot of the time demand 1.5GB of virtual memory, for example) will simply refuse to load - in spite of the fact that you have enough system memory already!
There is a way to solve this issue quite neatly. What we do is use all this extra RAM to create a RAMDisk. This is like the opposite of virtual memory - it is space in your RAM that is used to mimic a hard disk. There are plenty of options out there - I used memory.dataram.Read more ›
When I first fitted this RAM it ran at the slightly slower clock speed of 1333MHz than 1600MHz, but this is quite common with RAM.
In order to make it run at 1600MHz I had to simply change a Memory Setting in the BIOS so that it would use XMP Memory Profile. Google XMP Memory Profile for more info on this, basically its just a standard for memory settings. It's easy to check the BIOS and make changes, but if you have never done this before then please watch a video on how to do it on Youtube, or ask a friend to show you.
Fitting was easy and straight forward, as expected.
Packaging: The 4 sticks came spaced apart from each other wrapped in a tough clear plastic box. The plastic box was wrapped in bubblewrap around the middle leaving the ends without bubblewrap, but the product seems fine. However I would have liked it if there was a bit of bubblewrap at the ends too. This bubblewrapped plastic box was then placed inside a plastic bag type envelope.
Overall it's inside the pc and working fine, but it's only been a couple of weeks. I would buy this RAM again and from the same seller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does the job, no problems yet. Would recommend to anyone that's seeking 8GB RAM.Published 18 months ago by Xylus
Now dated and can get newer memory modules but just the right memory to match the memory already installed on my system to 16GB RAMPublished 18 months ago by Mr D Talbot