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The Kingston KHX1600C9D3T1K2/8G is a desktop memory kit for dual channel systems.

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Pros

Onboard heatsinks are a good deal for this price and add peace of mind if overclocking

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Relatively affordable for 8GB of 1600MHz

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Safe bet for compatibility with almost all motherboards

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Automatically profiles speed settings via BIOS

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Performs well and does not overheat in graphics-intensive situations (e.g. 3D, gaming)

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Performs well when overclocked

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Good choice as an upgrade to an existing 2-stick RAM array setup; can double capacity for around $100

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Cons

Taller modules than standard Kingston RAM, may not fit under some cooling systems, or may be a difficult task installing

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The Kingston KHX1600C9D3T1K2/8G is a desktop memory kit for dual channel systems. It features two 4GB memory modules. Each is DDR3 and features a 240-pin DIMM form factor. Plus they’re both non ECC. More importantly, the Kingston KHX1600C9D3T1K2/8G kit performs at speeds up to 1600MHz. In particular, the KHX1600C9D3T1K2/8G kit employs HyperX technology, which provides higher speeds and lower latencies, making it especially optimal for gamers and multitaskers. Additional features include T1 heatsinks, unbuffered memory chips, a lifetime warranty, and CL9 latency timings. Plus according to Kingston, the KHX1600C9D3T1K2/8G is compatible with multiple CPUs and operating systems from Intel, AMD, and others.

Features
  • Desktop Memory Kit
  • 8GB Total Memory
  • Dual 4GB Modules
  • Dual Channel Systems
  • DDR3 DIMM
  • 240 Pin
  • Non-ECC
  • HyperX
  • Enhanced Speeds
  • Enhanced Latency
  • PC3-12800 (1600MHz)
  • CL9 Latency
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