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I recently built a system for a friend who was under a strict budget, this made buying particularly difficult because he wanted to play high end games. I originally wanted to buy the corsair vengeance range that I use in my own computer but I stumbled across the Kingston blu range. Kingston is a well-known range and I have used this name brand in the past with great response.
So this was cheaper than the vengeance range and I bought a single 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz for £16 from amazon which is a really nice price for 1600 DDR3 memory. When this was delivered it was packaged in standard RAM casing, which wasn't too bad. This RAM stick looked really nice with a blue heat spreader across the stick itself; this is a great addition to anyone with a blue themed motherboard. Aesthetics aside though it's how this RAM performs that bothers me not looks.
Installing this RAM was easy as RAM always is, just clipping it into the socket and ensuring that it was firmly in did the job. Starting the computer up for the first time was near perfect; this RAM didn't struggle to run programs and worked well with the CPU that was installed. With 4GB installed on the system it breezed through running windows and multiple other programs, multi-tasking with ease is how I like to describe it. I watched the heat on this product as well to see how well the heat spreader worked, I have to say that this did manage to keep the stick itself nice and cool at around 30 degrees I believe. That is a good heat spreader on a cheap stick and matches anything I've used on RAM.
For the heavier programs such as games this still worked a charm, granted I feel that another 4GB stick would work a lot better for such programs however for the simple computer user 4GB is more than enough. Kingston are known for great performance memory and this HyperX blu series is no different, they don't throw in a load of fancy features like you get with corsair but you can guarantee that it will get the job done.
Overall this is a great component and I would certainly recommend to anyone buying on the cheap. If you have the extra money I would say splash out a bit and go for the corsair vengeance range as in my opinion it looks better and runs slightly faster but that's another range, another price and another review. So I will leave it at that guys, this is a great item and it's cheap too.
|Product Description:||Kingston HyperX blu memory - 4 GB - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3|
|Storage Capacity:||4 GB|
|Form Factor:||DIMM 240-pin|
|Memory Speed:||1600 MHz ( PC3-12800 )|
|Data Integrity Check:||Non-ECC|
|Latency Timings:||CL9 ( 9-9-9-27 )|
|Features:||Dual rank, On-Die Termination (ODT) , unbuffered|
|Supply Voltage:||1.7 - 1.9 V|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Limited lifetime warranty ( Russia - 10 years )|