Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHZ 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review

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Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHZ 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:51 am

Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review

Kingston entered the computer market 25 years ago with a single new type of SIMM. Here we are 25 years later looking at a much more advanced DIMM. Though the DIMM isn't anything new to the market, the Kingston HyperX Blu 16Gb memory kit is the first 16Gb kit to be offered by Kingston that uses only two DIMMs. The Kingston HyperX KHX1600C10D3B1K2/16G 16Gb memory kit is rated for 1600MHz with CL10 timings. How will the first 2x8Gb memory kit from Kingston perform? Join us as we find out!

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The Kingston HyperX Blu memory kits are essentially the entry level HyperX product. Does that mean they aren't top of the line? Not at all! For the average user that is looking for great bang for the buck the Kingston HyperX Blu memory modules are a great buy. Our 16Gb kit today was holding it's own against...


Article Title: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $79.74 Shipped
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Re: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHZ 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Revi

Postby kenc51 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:42 pm

I'd be a little reluctant to use this amount of ram as it's not ECC / registered dimms

Amazing to see 16GB going for only 80 bucks though
I remember when 1GB of some nice platinum dimms from OCZ cost over 200
(Ahh, kids these days don't know what memory overclocking is; pushing <3.2v with the ocz "ddr booster" :) )
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Re: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHZ 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Revi

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:36 am

yeah, that was something back then. I too remember when some 1GB kits were over $600 and like you said the DDR boosters and high-voltage boards that went well above 3V was crazy.
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Re: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHZ 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Revi

Postby pendaws » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:12 am

I remember buying 16mb 72 pin ram for $230.00 :shock:
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Re: Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHZ 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit Revi

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:23 pm

Got me beat with that one!
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