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HyperX 16 GB 1600 Mhz CL9 DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 8GB) - Intel XMP

This HyperX RAM has 16GB DDR3 memory clocked at a speed of 2400MHz.

It is made up of 2 sticks and has a voltage of 1.65V.

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HyperX 16 GB 1600 Mhz CL9 DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 8GB) - Intel XMP

Total Memory16GBThe amount of memory is the RAM's primary feature and defines how much data it can store for temporary fast access
Total Speed2400MHzSpeed defines how many data transfers can be made per second.
Stick Count2The number of sticks define the number of slots in the motherboard necessary to house the RAM
RAM TypeDDR3The RAM type defines compatibility with motherboards, as well as the limits to performance
Voltage1.65VModern Intel systems require 1.5V or lower, AMD require 1.95V or lower. Can be changed in the BIOS
TimingsCL9Timings show latency, row address to column address delay, row precharge time, and row active time

HyperX 16 GB 1600 Mhz CL9 DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 8GB) - Intel XMP compatibility review

Rather than storing data permanently like in large capacity hard drives, RAM provides a temporary cache that your system uses to store the data that you are currently using. This makes accessing the most relevant data much faster, because accessing RAM requires much less time than your hard drive. In fact, most systems are configured to use the hard drive as a substitute for RAM when the RAM is being overloaded with data. This can bring your PC to a crawl, however, and is why having enough RAM is crucial.

DDR3 RAM has been the predominant RAM technology for a good few years now, and its cheapness and high performance are the reason. However, with DDR4 nearly here, and well set to become the motherboard standard, the remaining lifespan of DDR3 RAM is ever shortening.

With a total memory of 16GB, the HyperX 16 GB 1600 Mhz CL9 DDR3 HyperX Beast Desktop Memory Kit (2 x 8GB) - Intel XMP has the capacity to help run a huge array of applications or a very effective server. It goes above and beyond any gaming or general PC usage requirements, and can push the performance of applications like Photoshop - that can utilize a huge amount of designated memory - to the extreme. This HyperX DDR3 RAM has a speed of 2400MHz. RAM speed is not a crucial feature, but it does contribute significantly to PC games and certain applications like video-editing software. 2400MHz is among the fastest speeds available on the market, so this RAM will exhibit superb performance helping to run either of these.

The CL RAM timing, or CAS latency, for this RAM is 9. This is the time it takes to send a column address and get a response. Generally speaking, the lower the latency the better, but there are other contributing factors such as clock speed.

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