Introduction to the Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 1866 16GB Quad Kit
With the way memory prices are today there really isn’t no reason you should not have the right amount of ram to do all the computing you need. Some people consider themselves just regular or average PC users and for those folks 8GB is usually enough. But for those that consider themselves power users will opt for greater amount of ram, somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 gigs. But of which are mostly affordable.
Kingston is one of those companies that make memory that is compatible with every PC it seems. I, personally have never ran into a time where some Kingston ram didn’t fit right with a rig. I guess that is why they are one of the largest memory manufacturers around.
Today, we will be taking a good long look at some memory from their HyperX line. The ram official title is KHX1866C9D3K4/16GX but many will know it better by HyperX Genesis. We were handed 16GB of DDR3 1866 in four sticks. This kit is geared towards the motherboards featuring the Intel X79 chipset but can be used in many others.
Kingston’s take on the HyperX
Kingston’s KHX1866C9D3K4/16GX is a kit of four 512M x 64-bit (4GB) DDR3-1866 CL9 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) 2Rx8memory modules, based on sixteen 256M x 8-bit DDR3 FBGA components per module. Each module kit supports Intel® XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles). Total kit capacity is 16GB. Each module kit has been tested to run at DDR3-1866 at a low latency timing of 9-11-9 at 1.65V. The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1333 timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. Each 240-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers.