Kingston Hyper X Predator Dual Channel 8GB 2400C11 Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2012-10-05

A while back Kingston introduced their brand new Hyper X gaming RAMs to the world, baptized the Predator series. The most obvious visual change is the redesign of the heatspreader. The Predator heatspreader is a bit lower and more refined then the aging blue Hyper X heatspreader. Biggest internal change however is the support for higher speeds and tighter timings out of the box. Kingston had to react to the competitors products. The insane memory speeds that Intel's latest 3rd generation Ivy Bridge support, were way higher then what Kingston had on offer. Today we look at the Hyper X Predator 2400MHz C11 8GB Dual Channel kit, optimized for the Z77 platform.

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Test Setup and Methodology

While it is always hard to recommend or even test a high end kit, we opt to include the results of a mainstream kit. In this case a 1600MHz C9-9-9-27 2T Command Rate, which was simulated by the Predator sample kit.

Our test setup comprises of the splendid ASUS Maximus Z Gene V board. One of the best boards around with very few quirks. The RAM compatibility and tweaking capabilities are also second to none. From all the Z77 boards I have had the honor to test, the ROG Z77 versions remain pretty untouchable at the moment.

  • ASUS ROG Z77 GENE V ( 0078 bios)
  • Intel i7-3770K CPU OC'ed 4500Mhz
  • Nvidia GTX480, WHQL Win7 64bit drivers
  • Western Digital 1TB Green Caviar Green HDD
  • Corsair AX 1200W PSU


We tested at the following speeds:

  • 1600MHz C9-9-9-27 2T 1.65Vdimm
  • 2400MHz C11-13-13-30 2T 1.65Vdimm
  • 2600MHz C11-14-13-30 2T 1.7Vdimm

The above listed speeds were 200% HCI Memtest stable in Windows 7. Even after more MHz over 2600MHz was very unstable. The RAMs even stopped booting over 2620MHz, resulting in a post code 55 LED on our ASUS GENE V board, no matter the voltage nor timings set.


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