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HyperX Genesis 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM Memory Kit (2 x 4 GB) - XMP Ready

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Technical Details
BrandHyperX
Item Weight907 g
Product Dimensions33 x 11.4 x 0.5 cm
Item model numberKHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
SeriesGenesis 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600MHz
ColorBlue
Form Factor240-pin DIMM
RAM Size4 GB
Memory TechnologyPC-12800, 240-pin DIMM, DDR3
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Voltage1.65 volts
Operating SystemYes
Software IncludedYes
  
Additional Information
ASINB0037TO5C0
Best Sellers Rank 36,631 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
Date First Available22 Feb. 2010
  
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Product Description

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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 Memory
HyperX Genesis -- the evolution of high-performance memory.
Higher Performance

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
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.

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Impact
Category Good Better Best High capacity SO-DIMM
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
About HyperX

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.

Manufacturer's Description

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP

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Size: 12 GB
I concur with other reviewers below that this RAM is a very solid choice. It's plenty fast enough for all but keen enthusiasts. However, I wanted to write a review for anyone who is considering why they should buy 12GB of RAM rather than, say, 6GB. This is especially pertinent now that RAM prices have plummeted.

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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.
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Size: 8 GB Verified Purchase
Ordered from Amazon and as usual arrived quicker than expected. Actual sticks look much better than in pictures. However the claim to 1600 speed is only at 1.65v not 1.5v. Intel boards (with Sandybridge etc.) run at 1.5v and this memory shows a speed of 1333 at that voltage. In an AMD system it will set at 1.65v and runs at 1600. Been running on AMD board now for couple of weeks and is fine.
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Size: 8 GB Verified Purchase
Installed this ram as part of a new build pc, no installation problems running alongside an AMD fx8320 8 core processor, Asus Nvidia GTX 660 graphics card and ASUS M5A78L motherboard. All running very fast, I would recommend.
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Size: 8 GB Verified Purchase
I've been using Kingston memory ever since I can remember so when I've built my own PC about 2 years ago, it was the obvious choice for me. I only put 4 GB when I first built it so I decided it was time to show it that I care so I bought this kit. It's well packaged, it comes with instructions (anyone can install the modules if you only follow the instructions step by step). I had to switch to Win 7 64 bit to be able to use it (32 bit versions don't recognize more than 3.2 GB). I installed it in less than 5 minutes, the PC recognized everything the first time and I've been using it for about a month now without any problems. I like building environment maps for games (3D maps) and I wanted to learn other 3D apps and with the help of this kit, everything runs perfect! I would recommend (actually I already did) to anyone. Overall, great product!
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Size: 8 GB Verified Purchase
I already had 8GB of the same type of memory in my PC and just want to get the maximum amunt of memory for my PC. My PC have an ASUS M4A78LT-M with a Phemon II X4 955BE @3.5GHz. Installation (always following the usual electrical precutions) easy as just snap it to the available memory sockets and turn the PC again, getting into the BIOS setup first to check the new available amount of memory 16GB. The PC booted as always, no much feeling of any boot improvement (and didn't expect it either), around 14-17 seconds to boot Win7 Ultimate x64. Additional testing opening several applications with no lag detected so far, I do not use my PC for gaming but I have Street Fighter 4 that performed AA with almost all efects activated with my humble Radeon HD4650 1GB (overclocked), multimedia (audio/video/stream) performed great and very fast with several playback applications. Internet browsing excellent as usual. In general I did not suffer any (hardware) compatibility issue with the already installed memory (same make and model) and confirm the good performance of my decent system based in ASUS/ATI/AMD components. I just want to be ready for any forthcoming application that might need to use some extra memory and keep my PC performing in good shape for some years.
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Size: 16 GB Verified Purchase
Kingston HyperX 16GB 4 x 4GB RAM 1600MHz kit is installed and working fine. This is a 4 pieces of RAM kit and each piece is 4GB. Please make sure that your motherboard has 4 RAM slots and that this is the correct type, DDR3, 240 Pin.

Fitting/Installing:
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.
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