In Search of True DDR2 Bleeding Edge Memory

Kingston DDR2-900 Offers Minimal Overclocking

This vendor's history is marked by some noteworthy milestones, such as the introduction of hand-picked modules for dual-channel use. Nevertheless, Kingston failed to enthuse us in this comparison test. Despite a 900-speed module rating, they achieved only the relatively slow CL4.0 mode at standard input voltage levels. Even when we overclocked these modules, there was small room for improvement and hit their limit at 984 (492 MHz). Thus, the nominal rating for these modules nearly matches their top end for overclockers - and leaves no room for performance gains.

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Kingston (HyperX)
Manufacturer Details
Website:kingston.com
Speed:DDR2-900 (PC7000)
Timings:no Info
Size:512 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)single sided
Label:KHX7200D2K2/1G9905315-015.A00 K22000005-0007367 2.0 V
Module SPD-Timings
DDR2-667 (333 MHz)CL 5.0-5-5-15
DDR2-533 (266 MHz)CL 4.0-4-4-12
DDR2-400 (200 MHz)CL 3.0-3-3-9
Refresh Rate:7.8 us, Self-Refresh
Voltage:2.0 V
Test
Test I (default):DDR2-667, CL 5.0-5-5-15, 1.8V
Test II (timing):DDR2-667, CL 4.0-4-4-12, 1.8V
Test II (overclocking):DDR2-888@984 (492 MHz) 2.2 V

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