Date: March 12th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Kingston
<---Shop for a Kingston HyperX PC4000 Dual Channel Kit Here
More Detail on the specifications can be found HERE.
For the approximate price of around US$300-$320, you can
have the PC4000 memory kit pictured below.
Make sure your online retailer packaged you memory properly
for protection seeing the stock packaging most memory manufacturers
use today don't offer to much in the order of padding to protect your
purchase during shipment.
With your 1Gig purchase, you will receive two 512Meg sticks
of PC4000 ram which have to be tested to see if they will work properly
with one another in order to be packaged as matched pairs. If you don't
need 1Gig of memory, the 512Megs kit will come with two 256Meg sticks.
*Psssst: 512Meg kits are rumored to overclock better
than 1Gig kits.*
Each stick of memory is cooled via an aluminum heatspreader.
Although the heatspreader does serve a minor purpose, the memory barely
even got warm during benchmarking and testing. The only memory to date
that I have seen to realistically need heatspreaders was Corsair's PC4400
memory I reviewed a while ago HERE.
Boy did those two sticks get warm.
All that is needed for installation is to slip a stick
of memory in dimm#1 and dimm#3 on Intel motherboards, and dimm#1 or
dimm#2 and dimm#3 on AMD versions.
Now your set to boot your system.