With respect to the technical specifications, the RAMs run at a native speed of 1333 MHz and support the Intel XMP out of the box. This is to be certain the memory modules boot up properly the first time you put them in a motherboard. On supported motherboards, the user has to only load the XMP profile that is preloaded into the rams. The rams are configured with 2 XMP profiles. One is configured to run at the speed of 2133 MHz at the timings of 11-13-13-31 and the other one is set to run at 2400 MHz with the same timings. It’s the overclocking with tighter timings that we would be interested in. The voltage for the kit is preset to 1.65v which is slightly on the higher side for rams optimized to run on the Z77 platform. The rams will be tested later on and you never know the slightly high voltage might come in handy when overclocking the rams.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.5 GHz|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z77 Extreme4|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX Beast 2x8GB DDR3 2400 MHz|
|Storage||Corsair Force GT 120GB|
|Graphics Card||ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II|
|OS||Windows 7 64-bit|
We overclocked our processor to 4.5 GHz in order to eliminate any type of bottlenecks and for fair results. Below is a shot of XMP profile of this kit.