Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3-2400 Kit
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 03-20-2014
Provided by: Kingston

The HyperX Predator series memory uses an oversize heat spreader done in blue anodized aluminum with black X logo. Kingston claims this helps prolong the life of the memory and given the slightly elevated voltage requirements - up to 1.65V on some kits - this probably isn't a bad idea. Seemingly taller even than their other enthusiast level memory, the Beast and H2O line, the Predator heat spreaders effectively double the height of the memory which may cause interference issues with some CPU coolers. Possible combinations of capacity, speed and latency include:

8GB 1866 CAS9
16GB 1866 CAS10
8GB 2133 CAS11
16GB 2133 CAS11
8GB 2400 CAS11
8GB 2666 CAS11
8GB 2800 CAS12

Using CPU-Z to determine the SPD values, we find two XMP profiles: one for the advertised DDR3-2400 speed and a second profile for DDR3-2133 with slightly lower timings, both calling for 1.65v. Booting with the memory set to Auto, we find that these sticks default to DDR3-1600 at 11-11-11. By simply selecting the XMP Profile 1 in the BIOS, the system boots at DDR3-2400 with 11-13-13. Note that this is slightly different from the XMP profile indicated by SPD using 11-14-14 timings.

Now let's perform some testing to see how the HyperX Predator DDR3-2400 compare.

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