Kingston HyperX KHX6400D2LLK2/2G
Kingston Company, that deserves being called one of the oldest and more respected memory manufacturers in the industry, offered us their KHX6400D2LLK2/2G modules kit with the total capacity of 2GB. This kit belongs to HyperX product line that has been specifically designed for overclocker’s systems. Like all other today’s testing participants, this DDR2 SDRAM is designed to work at 800MHz with 4-4-4-12 timings. The default voltage for this kit is declared as 2.0V.
I would like to stress that Kingston HyperX KHX6400D2LLK2/2G memory modules can be called the most beautiful ones in our today’s test session. Although they use standard stamped aluminum heat-spreaders for cooling, the blue color of the heat-spreaders goes very stylishly with the read-and-white Kingston HyperX and DDR2 logos. The stickers on the heat-spreaders tell you the product part number, some not very exciting technological details and the default Vdimm, which is marked as 1.95V for some reason.
Note that unlike other memory makers, Kingston also placed the kit marking on the package. The corresponding sticker is much more informative than the stickers on the modules themselves. Besides the part number, the package sticker also contains the frequency and CAS Latency settings of the DIMMs in the kit.
SPD of these modules reports quite common data, which is different from the modules spec, but ensures compatibility with a great number of mainboards.
As for the internal structure of Kingston HyperX KHX6400D2LLK2/2G modules, it is less impressive than the exterior. Unfortunately, the manufacturer didn’t take the best memory chips for this solution. Kingston HyperX KHX6400D2LLK2/2G modules are built using Elpida chips, so they cannot boast great overclocking potential.
This, when the timings are set to 3-3-3-10, Kingston HyperX KHX6400D2LLK2/2G kit cannot work even at 600MHz. By setting the timings to their defaults of 4-4-4-12, we can hit the frequencies approaching the declared values, which still looks not very remarkable against the background of the competitors we have already tested. If we raise the timings to 5-5-5-15, the situation will hardly change dramatically. Although the memory modules can work at frequencies close to 1GHz, the overall result is much lower than the solutions using Micron chips can achieve.