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Kingston announces world's fastest Intel-certified memory

By Jos ยท 26 replies
Mar 16, 2010
  1. Kingston Technology has unveiled what they claim is the "fastest Intel-certified memory in the world." The memorably named KHX2400C9D3T1K2/4GX kit features two 2GB modules working at 2,400MHz with CL 9-11-9-27 latencies at an Intel friendly 1.65V. The modules support Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP), which should make things easy when it comes time to tweak settings, and are cooled by Kingston's recognizable blue T1 HyperX heatsinks.

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  2. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 599   +56

    Yikes, it makes me wonder who has all of this money to spend on RAM? I would rather pay the $75 I spent on my 6GB of RAM than $600!
  3. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Damn agreed, such memory barely boosts performance and in some cases come on-par with some very ordinary memories..
    It's a complete waste of money to buy it...
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,632   +689

    Can't imagine these would make any sort of significant difference on gaming/app speeds over "average" RAM.
  5. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 131

    well, rich people. Wealthy hobbists, that kind of thing. I'd love to have tons of money to blow on a 6 core i7, solid state drives, and crazy memory. But alas :(
  6. EduardsN

    EduardsN TS Rookie Posts: 51

    Tom, is the memory controller on the i7's able to handle ram this fast? Why do they say it supports 1066Mhz DDR3 when people have been running 2Ghz+. Ive been wondering about this
  7. Misch868

    Misch868 TS Member

    It's not just that this RAM costs so much. But the only way to get the full potential out of it is to drop a grand on a processor another grand on a SSD and several more hundreds on a motherboard at least. Gamers drop several more hundreds or a thousand dollars on a video card and PSU and then you've forked out enough money to buy a car!
  8. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    it is very expensive! but performance comes for a price!
    its for those who own luxury systems ( refer techspot's pc buying guide )!
    common man would build a whole system instead of buying 6 gigs of this ram!
  9. Kovach

    Kovach TS Rookie Posts: 44

    It will be expensive, still not afordable for "normal" peolpe like me and you guys. I will stick to something cheaper, not fast as that.
  10. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Booster Posts: 177   +45

    for now yes, 2 years from now though the price will drop, hopefully, then it might be more feasible for regular joes to buy this. if i had the money to blow you can bet your *?! i'd build the mother of all computers and have 8 gigs of this in it.
  11. Docnoq

    Docnoq TS Booster Posts: 143

    Dang, I wish the warranty for my hardware was baked into it.. I'd have some tasty warranties :p

    I wonder if Corsair will attempt to out-do Kingston now that they have stolen Corsair's crown. I personally have always used Corsair, so I like to see my brand of choice come out on top :)
  12. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 313   +169

    Where's the AMD love? I have the exact same board, but the AMD variation. I've got 4 gigs of mediocre ram in it and I would love to upgrade to some better ram. Maybe not this expensive, but something a bit better.
  13. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Not much, but to some people 2-3% more performance makes them want it :) I guess we all have them to thank for encouraging pc manufactures to push out higher and higher end products. Eventually the price will drop for us mere mortals to be able to afford.
  14. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    This is nice and all, but a lot of people don't realise to get this speed your going to have to overclock your CPU like crazy, and your FSB. For example I have G.Skill 4GB DDR3 Ripjaws 2000 MHz, in order for the RAM to run at 2 GHz, I need to run my CPU at 4 GHz, which is pretty darn high. Not to mention your need some pretty good case cooling to exhaust all the hot air from these modules, even with the big heatsinks.
  15. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9


    These modules aren't meant to be fast sellers, and you'd have to hunt them down. My guess is newegg probably has a few, but they're probably released for Kingston's ego purposes.

    "Hey guys, I've got FASTER RAM released than you Corsair/Gskill/Munchkin/etc punks. HAHA!"
  16. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    I suppose if you want the best your going to pay the most
  17. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    i knew it would be 'that' expensive to build another PC, i think i'll just wait for MAC, while i pray to win the techspot contest so can sleep on both ears LOL.

    seirously, i doubt we need it right now, or maybe when Crysis 2 will be out. Oh no then there will be another new superfaster that superfast expensive memory module.

  18. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    This one is perfect for our very slow computer... Hope it goes cheaper soon like flash disks offered by Kingston.. lol...
  19. drasho

    drasho TS Rookie Posts: 62

    lol this level of performance is always aimed at the rich ppl that want to brag about their cpu... =) but admit... deep down you wish you could buy this even if you woulndt be able to use it to it full potentiel
  20. Renegeek

    Renegeek TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    I dont see anything special about this ram, the timeings and the speed... u can get that with cheaper ram, and just tweak the bios and setting to get thoes settings, and i'v seen better heatsinks... for better cooling... (main point, Too expensive)
  21. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    There is a very fine line between RAM now-a-days. These would only be appreciated by those building new computers with a hefty budget. Otherwise, a 2gig alternate for less than 100 dollars would do just fine.
  22. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Those things are twice as fast as my RAM!
    Those coolers look AWESOME on that RAM, I want that so bad it'll be just slightly hard to go to a store and say "I want to buy a KHX2400C9D3T1K2/4GX kit", probably get very odd looks...
  23. ToastOz

    ToastOz TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Unless you can get you motherboard Bclk to 300 I doubt it's even usable at that speed without losing sync ratio of 2/1 with the uncore frequency.
  24. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Memory inflation once again. I remember paying $180 for my first ddr2 kits, ( 2gb) and then a few months later buying 4gb for $65! ... never again?
  25. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    If I put a window in my tower do you think anyone would notice the " recognizable blue T1 HyperX heatsinks " were only attached to 'valueram' I mean at that pricepoint I won't be switching anything on for you unless you're 'the Queen of Sheba' :) Seriously though I bought / spent AUS$128 on Kingston RAM for my old P4 for the featured " lifetime warranty ".
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