Kingston KHX16000D3K3/3GX 3GB 2GHz kit
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The Intel Core i7 CPU has been around for quite a few months now and since then DDR3 memory underwent several changes in order to improve compatibility and performance with that that platform. First and most important of all the voltage limit has been lowered down to 1.65v which is a lot less than what people used with the now old DDR3 dual channel kits. This is why many users believe that it will be far harder for triple channel kits to reach the same speeds as was achieved with dual channel ones. Kingston was the first company to hit the 2GHz mark with their triple channel kit and we took it for a spin to see not just how well it performs but also how compatible it is and how much room for overclock it has.
Kingston was founded in October 17 1987, right after a severe shortage of surface-mount memory chips in the high-tech marketplace, with just a single product in their production line. Kingston now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company's sales exceeded $4.5 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston’s success. Kingston serves an international network of distributors, resellers, retailers and OEM customers on six continents. The company also provides contract manufacturing and supply chain management services for semiconductor manufacturers and system OEMs.
The Kingston KHX16000D3K3/3GX 3GB kit is capable of running 2000MHz with rated timings of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65v. These memories also feature the XMP profile technology with which you can install them, check the XMP profile you want within the Bios of your mainboard and start your computer. However since we also intend on overclocking our i7 CPU we will not be using the XMP profile technology and so everything will be done manually. Of course we will post our Bios settings for people who also want to overclock their systems far more than they would just with the XMP profiles.