Kingston KHX6000 PC2-6000 Memory Review :: Performance

10-18-2005 · Category: Hardware - Memory

By Tulatin

Test Bed

  • Intel Pentium 4 530J (Clocked to 225*15, 3.33 RAM Multiplier)
  • Gigabyte GI955X Royal
  • 2x512MB Modules of PC2-6000 Kingston KHX-6000
  • Ultra 600W PSU
  • Open Air Chassis

Kingston KHX6000 PC2-6000 Memory Review

To those of you wondering why we only have Overclocked CPU testing this time around, it's due to the fact that these modules didn't play too nicely with our normal testing motherboard, and as a result, we opted to switch over to a Gigabyte GI955X Royal, which allowed us to use a higher multiplier, in order to run the memory at it's rated speed. While this is unfortunate, the boon of the situation comes in the fact that the memory controller within the chipset on this new motherboard is the same which many modern overclocking systems will be using, thus presenting a more modern performance graph, as opposed to the more theoretical approach we had shown before. With that in mind, let's proceed onto the numbers.

Overclocked CPU

Kingston KHX6000 PC2-6000 Memory Review

While it is unfortunate that these modules could not step up to the plate and play at PC2-6400 speeds, our choice to run two sets of modern PC2-6400 against it proved to be well founded. When matching frequencies with the competition, the lower latencies helped Kingston's Memory to beat out the competition from Corsair, but left it running neck and neck with Crucial's Ballistix. This only serves to prove the point that for older systems which may be incapable of providing high VDimm voltages; this memory is pure gold, allowing overclockers with lower frequency chips to hit high memory speeds, even on the older motherboards.