Latest Kingston HyperX modules have liquid-cooling support


— 1:39 PM on August 3, 2010

Few folks liquid-cool their PCs, let alone their memory. But those who do will be happy to know that Kingston has released a trio of memory kits specially tuned for liquid cooling—and with external piping to match.

The HyperX H2O family includes two 4GB dual-channel kits rated for operation at 2000MHz and 2133MHz alongside one 6GB triple-channel kit that can purportedly hit 2000MHz. Kingston says all three offerings can reach their rated speeds at 1.65V with timings of either 9-11-9-27 (for the dual-channel kits) or 9-10-9-27 (for the triple-channel one). As always, 1.65V is the limit beyond which Intel warns users might damage their Core i3, i5, or i7 processors.

All three products also support Extreme Memory Profiles on Intel motherboards, so users might be spared a trip into the BIOS to set memory timings and speeds manually. Although, if you're going through the trouble of liquid-cooling your memory to begin with, getting your hands dirty in the BIOS presumably isn't a problem.

Kingston charges $157 for the slowest 4GB kit, $205 for its quicker sibling, and $235 for the six-gig bundle. The modules should be "available through Kingston's channel of authorized distributors, resellers, e-tailers and retailers."

   
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