Kingston HyperX X2 Grey Series 4GB 1600MHz Memory Kit Review

/ 5 years ago


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Memory is very much of a muchness, wit the overall style the same and it all does the same job. Of course it’s up to the memory manufacturer if they want to make things stand out and look a bit prettier than the competition and that’s exactly what Kingston have done with the HyperX Genesis series RAM with its silver heatspreaders that is bound to go with pretty much any system colour scheme you have.

In regards to doing the same job, whilst that is true, some memory does a better job than others and we’ve generally found from the different brands we’ve looked at, that Kingston seems to do an amazing job no matter what. It’s generally compatible with the majority of platforms from different motherboard manufacturers and will almost always overclock quite substantially past its rated speeds.

You may remember the 2133MHz kit that we looked at back in June from Kingston which received our gold award due to its speed, performance and great overclocking potential and with the 1600MHz kit that we are looking at today breathing the same essence, we can only hope that we have another gold award to give out.


  • Standard 256M X 64
  • Non-ECC
  • 1600MHz
  • 240-pin Unbuffered DIMM
  • DDR3, 1.65V
  • CL9
  • FBGA, Gold
  • Lifetime warranty


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  • gaetan

    Great review & another platinum award! I think that this new award will really help in identifying the products that are really standing out of the crowd.

  • SJTelford

    Nice to see a non-Logitech product win! It's very rare us reviewers can't find something wrong and this certainly looks well deserved!

  • dav532000

    Nice review Andy, will be looking for some DDR3 memory soon so will keep these in mind, I normaly allways get crucial but these look good as well as performing good.

  • rrplay

    thanks for the review these definitely are simply just going to work properly at stock for quite a few ,easy to setup and the price is great . kinda like the dark grey as well .

  • Leo Bien Durana

    My country doesn't know what cheap, or value for money means. WTH… Even with 40% discounts, these RAMs currently costs here for about $80. =_=Anyway, I will buy these awesome pair of HyperX RAMs even with a *censored* price because they're fast, stylish, reliable, and comes with a warranty that is already tested by no other than myself. Thanks for the review Andy.