- Model Number: KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- RAM Memory Technology: DDR3
- Form Factor: Desktop
- Memory Storage Capacity: 8 GB
Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 XMP Desktop Memory - KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
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- Utilizes HyperX module with faster latency timing for higher performance and speed
- Specifically designed and tested for compatibility in various makes and models of desktop computers
- From the industry leader in PC memory
- Two 4GB modules of DDR3 Desktop Memory 1.65 volts
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Kingston HyperX blu Memory
HyperX blu memory features a sleek design, low height heat spreader and serious performance. Designed with system builders, entry-level gamers, and PC enthusiasts in mind, HyperX blu strikes a perfect balance between price and performance.
- with matching PCB.
Offering speeds from 1333MHz-1600MHz and capacities from 4GB-8GB (single) and 8GB-16GB (kits of 2), HyperX blu is ideal for high performance upgrades for an improved gaming experience and faster multitasking capabilities.
Bold and Aggressive
HyperX blu memory is available in the signature HyperX blue color and with diamond cut accents to give a sleek and aggressive look to any consumer's system. Its low height heat spreader provides greater thermal dissipation for improved memory reliability.
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.
- Speeds from 1333MHz-1600MHz and capacities from 4GB-16GB
- Greater thermal dissipation to optimize memory reliability
- Streamlined design with low height heat spreader
- XMP ready
Which HyperX Memory is Right for You?
|Category||Good||Better||Best||Auto-Overclocked||Low Voltage||High Capacity|
|Feature||Affordable high performance upgrade solution for an overall faster system||Wide range of speed and capacity options to further enhance your gaming and PC experience||Extreme speeds for faster boot times, application loads, and improved graphics generation||Boost your desktop or notebook performance right out of the box||High performance paired with low power consumption for cool and quiet computing||Maximize system processing power and reduce workload times|
|Customer Type||Mainstream consumer, entry-level gamer||PC professionals, hardcore gamers, content creators||Overclockers, hardware experts, extreme gamers||Gamers, mainstream consumer, entry-level enthusiasts||Environmentally-Conscious, Power-Conscious Users, Home-Theater PCs||Professional content creators, hardware experts, extreme gamers|
|Speed Options||1333MHz - 1600MHz||1333MHz - 2400MHz||1866MHz - 2666Mhz||1600MHz - 2133MHz||1600MHz||1600MHz - 2400MHz|
|Capacity Options||2GB - 16GB |
|2GB - 64GB |
dual, triple and quad channel
|8GB - 16GB |
dual and quad channel
|4GB - 16GB |
dual and quad Channel
|8GB - 64GB |
dual and quad channel
Top Customer Reviews
After some BIOS tweaks to get the faster timing working on my motherboard, this RAM is working really well for me (better than the advertised CL9 XMP performance), and I think it's a good value for the money I paid (just under 70 dollars for 2x4 Gig Modules - 8 Gigs of total memory)
If you are just looking for the short version, that's it - but if you'd like a little more tech info about this specific RAM, here it is . . .
All modern memory modules have a small chip called a Serial Presence Detect ROM (SPD ROM) which has data programmed into it describing how the motherboard should clock that particular RAM, and according to the standard SPD data profile on this particular RAM, it should run at DDR3 1600 speed with CAS Latency timing equivalent to CL-11. In order for you to automatically get the slightly faster CL9 speed, your motherboard must be able to detect and read a second special 'XMP' profile that is programed into the SPD ROM and automatically over-volt the memory by about 10 percent from 1.5 to 1.65 volts (which Kingston apparently feels is needed to juice it up enough to work at the slightly faster CL9 CAS Latency setting).
Many motherboards still can't handle this XMP RAM overclocking automatically, requiring you to change settings to get it to work, or even worse, requiring that you understand a lot of geeky custom BIOS settings so you can manually set the RAM timing settings required.Read more ›
Beautiful heat spreader
Not overclock friendly
Wants to run in JEDEC timings of CAS11 @ 1.5v
Overclocking: I tried overclocking these to 1800/1866MHz @ 1.7v and windows wouldn't boot. Then I tried tightening up the timings and it still wouldn't boot (1.7v). I got them up to 1720MHz via the blck @ 107.5, but that is as far as I could push them (1.65v). If you are looking for DIMMs that are somewhat cheap and a lot more overclock friendly, don't go with these. I found that my Ballistix Sport DIMMs were a lot more friendly and am currently running them at 1866MHz with 10-10-10-27 timings @1.65v (i'm sure they can be stable at 2000/2133MHz with a little more voltage.)
Overall, these DIMMs do exactly what they are suppose to do. As advertised, they can run at 9-9-9-27 timings @1.65v, but I had to put those timings into my bios memory configuration to get them to run at that speed. -1 star for that. Definitely a good product, especially for how good they look!
Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These work extremely well. I bought them to replace my 4gb many years ago.Published 2 months ago by Brye Pitsenbarger
No problems for the year of daily use I've given these bad boys.Published 7 months ago by Alden Skeie