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What is the difference between Kingston Hyper X memory and just "Kingston"

Example:

Kingston 8GB 1333 DDR3; and
8GB Genesis (1866C9D3K2/8GX) 2x4

and what's the meaning of the code on Kingston Hyper X, '(1866C9D3K2/8GX) 2x4'?
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  1. Timing is typically tighter, better heatsinks, and typically better overclock.

    Either way, a 8GB kit with two modules is better than a single stick.
  2. Best answer
    1866C9D3K2/8GX 2x4

    1866 DRAM frequency
    C9 is the CAS Latency
    D I believe is dual as in 2 sticks
    8G total DRAM
    X - I think designates Hyper X
    2x4 indicates a 2 stick by 4GB set

    I think this is right, haven't really used much Kingston recently
    3K2 the base model
  3. sorry guys, just a follow up question, whatdo you mean by...

    'a 8GB kit with two modules is better than a single stick.'

    you mean.. 2 pcs of 4gb of kingston is better than one pc of 8gb of memory stick??? (Total number of RAM is 2pcs)
    or does it mean that, 2 modules is on one memory stick??? (Total number of RAM is 1pc)
  4. Two sticks are better than 1 (almost always!)....a single 8GB stick with same specs operates as a 64bit device in single channel mode, when you take two sticks (2x4GB) and run in dual channel mode the memory controller looks at the sticks as a single mass of DRAM that can be addressed by the equivalent of 2 controllers so each channel operates in conjunction to run the total DRAM in effect as a 128 bit entity
  5. Article is very true, in this case (the question) 2 sticks of 1866/CL9 vs a single 8 GB of 1333 is no contest, unless he somehow found a 1333 stick that runs at CL5/6 which would come close to approximating 1866/CL9 in dual channel performance
  6. Vincent Manalo said:
    Example:

    Kingston 8GB 1333 DDR3; and
    8GB Genesis (1866C9D3K2/8GX) 2x4

    and what's the meaning of the code on Kingston Hyper X, '(1866C9D3K2/8GX) 2x4'?


    Hi Vincent,
    I'm Jewel with Kingston Technical Support. I just wanted to offer our assistance and explain our naming convention. We actually have a decoder for the part numbers here: http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/decoder/ . the PN KHX1866C9D3K2/8GX breaks down to this:
    KHX = Kingston HyperX
    1866 = Frequency
    C9 = CAS Latency
    D3 = DDR3
    K2 = Kit of 2
    8G = Total Capacity
    X = Intel XMP

    If you have any other questions or concerns about our products, please call us at 1-800-435-0640 (USA and Canada only) M - F 6am - 6pm PT and I or another available Technician will assist you. Please be sure to have the part in question on hand when you call.

    Thank you for selecting Kingston as your upgrade partner.
  7. Thanks for the info Jewel, will tuck that info away
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    1866C9D3K2/8GX 2x4

    1866 DRAM frequency
    C9 is the CAS Latency
    D I believe is dual as in 2 sticks
    8G total DRAM
    X - I think designates Hyper X
    2x4 indicates a 2 stick by 4GB set

    I think this is right, haven't really used much Kingston recently
    3K2 the base model


    Hi,
    I think you will find the D is the version of DDR ie. D3 = ddr3
    K2 =??? maybe kit with 2 sticks anybody?
  9. Yes, the Kingston rep cleared that up, 2 post up - back in June ;)
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