Kingston Announces Availability of DDR2 Memory Modules

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Kingston Announces Availability of DDR2 Memory Modules

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:20 pm

Fountain Valley, CA - (June 21, 2004) Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent memory manufacturer, today announced support for the latest motherboards based on the new Intel Express Chipsets 915G and 925X. (previously code-named Grantsdale and Alderwood) with DDR2 (400- and 533- MHz) memory modules. These include newly launched Intel Desktop Boards.

"We are pleased to see Kingston offering DDR2 memory that is fully validated with the new Intel® 925X and 915G Express chipsets enabling the next generation of computing performance, said Sunil Kumar, Director of Chipset and Software Marketing at Intel.

Intel® 915G and 925X Express Chipset based Intel Desktop Boards feature support for new PCI Express x16 Graphics, Intel® High Definition Audio and the new Prescott Core P4 processor. DDR2 modules were developed to support the latest motherboards and systems as they are released. Kingston's DDR2 memory modules are specifically tested by Kingston and Advanced Validation Labs® for compatibility with the Intel® 915G and 925X Express Chipset based motherboards. Kingston's DDR memory modules are also validated by Intel and listed on Intel's Module System Validation Results website at ... esults.htm

"Kingston is strongly committed to supporting the latest in new technology and supporting customers that are on the cutting edge of technology," said Kevin Wu, vice president ValueRAM sales and business development, Kingston. "Kingston has been working diligently on the DDR2 solution for quite some time and we are pleased to support the system builder and the enthusiast market with such a high-speed product," added Wu.

DDR2 Features:
1.8 Volts operation, reducing power consumption by about 50 percent.
Memory signal termination inside the memory chip ("On-Die Termination") to prevent reflected signal transmission errors.
Operational enhancements to increase memory performance, efficiency and timing margins.
CAS Latencies: 3 and 4
Kingston DDR2 Features and Pricing
Part Number Capacity and Features $MSRP (U.S. Only)
Server Registered 400-MHz DIMMs, 240-Pin, 1.8 V
KVR400D2R3/512 512-MB 400-MHz registered ECC DDR2 DIMM $222.00
KVR400D2R3/1G 1-GB 400-MHz registered ECC DDR2 DIMM $420.00
KVR400D2R3K2/1G 1-GB 400-MHz registered ECC DDR2 memory kit $443.00
KVR400D2R3K2/2G 2-GB 400-MHz registered EDD DDR2 memory kit $840.00
Desktop Unbuffered 533-MHz DIMMs, 240-Pin, 1.8 V
KVR533D2N4/256 256-MB 533-MHz unbuffered DDR2 DIMM $125.00
KVR533D2N4/512 512-MB 533-MHz unbuffered DDR2 DIMM $185.00
KVR533D2N4K2/512 512-MB 533-MHz unbuffered DDR2 memory kit $250.00
KVR533D2N4/1G 1-GB 533-MHz unbuffered DDR2 DIMM $362.00
KVR522D2N4K2/1G 1-GB 533-MHz unbuffered DDR2 memory kit $370.00
KVR533D2N4K2/2G 2-GB 533-MHz unbuffered DDR2 memory kit $723.00
KVR533D2E4/512 512-MB 533-MHz ECC unbuffered DDR2 DIMM $207.00
KVR533D2E4/1G 1-GB 533-MHz ECC unbuffered DDR2 DIMM $405.00
KVR533D2E4K2/1G 1-GB 533-MHz ECC unbuffered DDR2 memory kit $413.00
KVR533D2E4K2/2G 2-GB 533-MHz ECC unbuffered DDR2 memory kit $810.00

As DDR2 memory becomes widely adopted during 2004, it will be used to improve performance on desktops, notebooks, and servers as well as telecommunication and networking devices. DDR2 memory modules in the future will include all popular memory form factors: Registered DIMMs, Unbuffered DIMMs (ECC/non-ECC) DIMMs, SO-DIMMs, MicroDIMMs, Mini Registered DIMMs, and custom modules for proprietary products.
All of Kingston's memory modules are 100 percent tested and come with a lifetime warranty. For more information on Kingston's DDR memory modules and other memory products, please contact Kingston at (800) 337-8410 or by visiting

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston operates manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Taiwan, China, and Fountain Valley, Calif., including Payton Technology Corp., Kingston's back-end processing facility supporting memory packaging, test and logistics. With the advent of Payton, Kingston supports all memory processing functions from receipt of wafer to completed module. Kingston serves a network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more than 3,000 locations worldwide. For more information on Kingston, call (800) 337-8410, or go to

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