Records are meant to be broken, or so the saying goes. Well, Kingston certainly takes their passion for flash memory seriously with their latest release, dubbing it the world’s fastest dual channel memory kit. The Kingston HyperX KHX2544C9D3T1FK2/2GX, as it is known, managed to clock 2902MHz with CAS 6 and 3082MHz with CAS 7 latencies at a heavy home over-clocking session in France.
Of course, tweaking your memory does need a whole lot of skill and experience as well, otherwise you might just end up burning your piece of memory (and potentially, the whole computer too). Renowned over-clockers Benjamin Bouix aka ‘Benji Tshi’ and Jean-Baptiste Gerard aka ‘Marmott’ managed to achieve the fastest ever recorded frequencies for memory with CAS 6 and CAS 7. All sessions involved in this record breaking feat were run on a GIGABYTE P55 UD6C (bios F10) with an Intel Core i7 870 processor.
You have no idea just how fast or hot the memory gets after pushing them to is limit and beyond – the pair actually relied on liquid nitrogen as a cooling aid. So far, they think that the memory could move even faster, although their current problem would be making sure the CPU keeps up.