Kingston HyperX PC3200 Low-Latency

Kingston has used the HyperX label for their Enthusiast memory for some time, and the HyperX name has earned respect in the Enthusiast community. Kingston supplies HyperX as both 512MB single DIMMs and as a matched pair in a 1GB kit (2x512MB). It is very important to specify "Low-Latency" when looking for Kingston PC3200 with 2-2-2 speeds, since Kingston has other PC3200 HyperX products that do not perform at these fast timings. We found this very confusing for buyers, and would suggest that Kingston use some name like HyperX PC3200 LL or something similar to differentiate the new memory.

Test DIMMs were a 1GB kit, a matched pair of HyperX PC3200 Low-Latency 512MB double-sided DIMMs with trademark HyperX blue heatspreaders.

Kingston DIMMs are 100% tested by Kingston, and the huge independent memory maker also provides a Lifetime Warranty like other Performance memory manufacturers. The benchmark results tell us that the Kingston is another DDR400 2-2-2 memory based on the Samsung TCCD memory chips.

Kingston HyperX PC3200 Low-Latency Specifications

 Kingston HyperX PC3200 LL Memory Specifications
Number of DIMMs & Banks 2 DS
Total Memory
256 MB
Rated Timings 2-2-2 at DDR400
SPD (Auto) Timings 2-2-2-5
Rated Voltage 2.7V

Kingston specifies 2.7V at DDR400 for the HyperX PC3200 Low-Latency. Most motherboards can support this memory voltage, but it is higher than the base 2.5V to 2.6V memory voltage specification.

Crucial Ballistix PC3200 Mushkin PC3200 Level II V2
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  • Hasse - Friday, November 26, 2004 - link


    I'm rather confused when I check my bios for all the abreviations.. TRC, TRAS.... it would be nice to know what to set them all to, I've got the Asus A8V Deluxe board.. and probably ain't the same bios view or settings that msi or others have. I've tried to overclock but the dang thing just hangs and creates not so funny looking bios boot images... Anyway thanx for a nice review. I've made my choice on memory based on it...
  • adamofwales - Thursday, November 11, 2004 - link

    Quite easily, I must say,

    this is the BEST article about memory I have ever read.

    Well done.
  • googles - Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - link

    i cant find a crucial ballistix pc3200 @ 2-2-2-5 timings.

    according to their website,

    BL6464Z402 DDR PC3200 • 2-3-2-6 • Non-parity • DDR400 • 2.8V • 64Meg x 64

    they only have a ddr400 ballistix @ 2-3-2-6, is this the ram that AT evaluated?

  • somekid617 - Thursday, September 23, 2004 - link

    i got the ocz 3200 rev.2 and its great!
  • somekid617 - Thursday, September 23, 2004 - link

  • mbor - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - link

    3Suns, 2-2-2-5 doesn't mean it takes 5 cycles every 4th fetch. The paramenters are:
    CAS Latency-RAS to CAS Delay-RAS Precharge-Cycle Time (Tras).
    The names actually vary depending on the source. I quote the names used in CPU-Z, as I think they're well establisheed. You should easily find the description of each of these in online references.
  • fritz64 - Monday, August 16, 2004 - link

    Please let us know your Optimum latency, memory speed and Voltage setting. I should receive mine today.
  • babyelf - Saturday, August 14, 2004 - link

    Got my 3200 ballistix.. ran 2.65 at DDR410 at 2-2-2-11 and primed blend for 15 hours
    now running DDR420 at 2-2-2-11 at 2.7V
    i'll try to go more later after i burn in at this speed
  • fritz64 - Friday, August 13, 2004 - link

    #37 and #38
    I just ordered my 512MB x2 Crucial ballistix memory for my A64 3500+. I'm hoping to get 2-2-2-10@2.75V for at least 220MHz on Abit AV8 socket 939. I will let you guys know what I have later once I get my hands on those sticks. This will be an acid test for the information that we receive on Anandtech.
  • Fleabit - Thursday, August 12, 2004 - link

    Wasn't so happy with my 2 * 512MB Ballistix either. couldn't get them to run dual channel stable at DDR 400 at 2-2-2-8 on an NF7-S v2.0 using the rated voltage.

    Memtested each of the dimms individually, at 2-2-2-8 @2.8v they max'd at 212 and 205.

    At least crucial have a good RMA service :)

    Has anyone had good experiences?

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