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Kingston HyperX Plug n Play 8 GB Kit (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM Notebook/Netbook Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 204-Pin KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G

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  • 8GB Kit (2x4GB Modules) of DDR3 Notebook/Netbook Memory
  • Utilizes HyperX module with faster latency timing for higher performance and speed
  • Specifically designed and tested for compatibility in various makes and models of notebook computers
  • From the industry leader in PC memory
  • Non-ECC 1600MHz 204-pin Unbuffered SODIMM type
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Technical Details

  • Model: KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • RAM Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Form Factor: Laptop
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 4 GB
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 4.5 x 0.1 inches ; 2.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004Y4XAAK
  • Item model number: KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 26, 2011

Product Description

Kingston is the industry leader in PC memory. Our line of HyperX notebook memory is ideal for PC enthusiasts and gamers. You want the highest performance and speed you need HyperX memory from Kingston. Included in package Two 4GB Modules of 1600MHz DDR3 notebook/netbook memory. Specs include Standard 512M X 64 Non-ECC 1600MHz 204-pin Unbuffered SODIMM (DDR3, 1.5V, CL9, FBGA, Gold).

Customer Reviews

Easy to install and both systems recognized the chips immediately.
J. Bonomolo
I know many other people wonder the same thing so it seems a good idea to post my experience with this.
Ara
Great for my Macbook Pro, I have a early 2012 Macbook pro 15".
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Sam on September 22, 2011
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This worked as easily as Kingston promised. I upgraded from 1066mhz to these 1600mhz chips. The money was well spent. I will be purchasing an additional 8GB of these. I highly recommend. No issues with my set up which is as follows:

Alienware m17x R3
2nd gen i7-2720 Quad Core
Windows 7 Home Premium

UPDATE:
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I'm about 1 month in with 16GB of this RAM installed. I'm experiencing "freeze" problems at random which requires a forced shut down. I tested running this RAM with an HDD and a SSD and I get problems with both. Even after a clean Windows 7 install, I'm encountering the issues. I might have to return this unless I can figure out a solution. I lowered my 5 star rating to 3 for now.

UPDATE 2:
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It's been 3 months now. I found the answer to my freeze problem a while ago, but just remembered to post my findings here. The issue was the timing numbers in BIOS were wrong. If you need information on how to adjust these numbers in BIOS, do a quick search and you shouldn't have a problem. The numbers for my m17x R3 are set as follow:

9 Cas Latency (CL)
9 Ras to Cas Delay or Row to Column Delay (tRCD)
9 Row Precharge Delay or Ras Precharge Delay (trp or tRCP)
27 Row Active Delay or Ras Active to Precharge Delay or Time to Ready (tra, trd or tRAS)
1 Command Rate (CMD) Please note not all bios will have this setting
1.5 Voltage

This ram has served me well so far. I have a total of 16GBs (4 sticks) installed and love it. I have increased my rating from 3 stars to 4 stars. If this was true plug and play (not in my case), I would have given it a 5 star rating. I would recommend this product to others.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Enrique T. Cervantes on July 30, 2011
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2011 Macbook Pro 15", 2.2 Ghz, 4 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz, 750 GB 5400 RPM pre install

I was very cautious about this and i did a lot of research and read a lot of forums before I decided to pull the trigger on this purchase. I read other Forums that talked about the cheaper chips that have the same specs as these. but the Forums stated those had Kernel panics. So i decided to spend the little extra and pick up these Kingstons. I've used Kingstons in all my PC's and haven't had an issue in the last 10 years. Kingston's website recommended these but it has you agree to disclaimer before it lets you view the chips.

Apple states the maximum speed for the this model of macbook pro is 1333 MHz but from what i read the intel sandy bridge processor can handle 1600 Mhz. I know the difference between 1333MHz and 1600 MHz is minimal but for the price difference i figured why not. I installed these babies this afternoon and so far everything seems good. At first glance the memory looks impressive with a huge heat sink and graphics.

About this mac it shows up as 8 GB at 1600 MHz. I'm about to run some tests but so far so good. can't wait to upgrade the HD next wish the SSD were cheaper I might be picking up the Momentas XT
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SMPDaddy on July 27, 2011
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The one word says it all. It is working flawlessly and fast in my 2011 17" MacBook Pro which is more than I can say for the Corsair RAM that claims to work in this model. Kingston has done their homework and this is easily worth the extra money to know that you can install it and it works the first time.

I took advantage of the Amazon Prime next day shipping and was pleasantly surprised when my memory arrived before 12:00.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. on September 28, 2011
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Like others, I've had a good experience with this upgrade so far. I have an early 2011 MBP 15" with a 2Ghz i7. The memory comes up as 1600Mhz instead of 1333Mhz but I can't tell a difference in everyday use, except I get about 45 minutes LESS time on the battery total. I have not noticed any extra heat though. The Intel 3000HD video system now reports 512MB instead of the previous 384MB.

When doing really intense work (mainly compiling in Xcode) I notice a slight improvement, but nothing to suggest that this is a "must-have" upgrade. If you want to call a 3 second improvement over 60 second period "must-have", then you're super sensitive to change because I wouldn't have noticed a difference if the software didn't report the time it took. ...and yes, I've compiled this software enough to know what 'normal' is.

If you can afford the 1600 memory over the 1333, go for it, if not, don't sweat it, you're not missing out on much at all. Skip this and get the 1333 if you're not a 'power user', or if you value battery life more than performance... You'll save $30 you can spend on a good book or two, a USB flash drive, or a new SD card.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Brooks on July 11, 2011
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This memory is hands down the best memory for the 2011 MacBook Pro 2.2 + 2.3 GHz i7 models. It runs at 1600 MHz without any problems or kernel panics. This is the fastest memory that you buy can on the market as of July 11th for the MacBook Pro without any hiccups.

Con:
Shipping didn't arrive in the time frame that I was expecting but that is Amazon's fault.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Stauffer on August 30, 2011
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This works perfectly in my Macbook 15" i7 2 Ghz (MacBookPro8,2) and runs natively at 1600 Mhz!! I am very pleased with this purchase. My "About this Mac" shows as 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tech Junkie on August 11, 2012
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These sticks are just great! Worked instantly with my M14x. Upgraded from stock 4gb 1600. My computer runs a lot cooler thanks to the heat sinks. Something I really didn't expect. It was a pleasant surprise. No cons at all. Fit perfectly and works perfectly. Definitely recommend this.
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