Kingston HyperX Genesis 2133MHz 16GB Memory Kit ReviewTue, Sep 18, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Overclocking the HyperX Memory Kit
Overclocking the Kingston Technology 2133MHz Genesis memory, the first thing I attempted to do was reduce the timings of this memory from 11-12-11-40 to a 10-11-10-40 timings, while maintaining the same CPU frequency of 3.8 GHz (Turbo applied) and leaving the memory frequency at 2133MHz; while at the same time keeping the memory voltage at 1.65. This new memory setting quickly resulted in a non-posting of my computer. After getting the computer to load up default BIOS settings, I decided to only make individual timing adjustments: for instance, I would use 10-12-11-40, 11-11-11-40, 11-12-10-40, and each of these different but subtle timing adjustments would not allow the computer to post properly or resulted in a non-posting process of my computer. Since overclocking the memory just by reducing the timings was out of the question; this left me with only one option to overclock this memory, that being using the BCLK of the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard. I upped the default BCLK from 100 to 105 resulting roughly with a 2240MHz overclock on the memory, I was able to boot into Windows 7 but it was not stable enough for me to use my computer properly. I started dropping the BCLK till I had stability with my computer, which ended up resulting me with a 103.2 BCLK with a frequency of 2200MHz on the memory. To keep the CPU at its targeted default speed of 3.8GHz I had to raise the CPU multiplier from 36 to 37 so that I can maintain the CPU core speed of 3.8GHz throughout my testing , so that I can see the performance of the memory by itself without being influenced by the CPU.
For more information on how the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard overclocks while using the Intel Core i7 3820 CPU please feel free to visit this review HERE.
Overclocked Settings used for testing, 103.2 BCLK, with a CPU core frequency of 3818 MHz, memory frequency of 2200MHz, using 11-12-11-40 timings.