Kingston HyperX FAN
This nifty little product from Kingston
has been specifically designed to cool high performance RAM which not
only improves the longevity of the memory but ensures stable performance.
With this in mind, the product is not for everyone, however if you're a
gamer or an extreme overclocker than this may be technology needed to
keep your PC stable.
The first thing that you
will notice with the Kingston HyperX Fan is its appearance
that looks quite modern, especially with the inclusion of the blue LEDs
which would look brilliant through a see-through case.
dual-fans that assists in maximum heat dispersion, the device assists in
keeping the memory quite cool under pressure. The device is designed for
use with Kingston DDR3 memory, 1800Mhz and 2Ghz.
When installing new cards, memory or the
like into motherboards, I'm always a little wary, however the
installation of the Kingston Hyper X Fan was a relatively pain free
experience, although we had to remove all our cards from the motherboard
in order to successfully install the unit.
The unit is kind of large and
you really need a spacious case or a tidy case to connect the unit to
your RAM/motherboard. With that said, most people will be do-it yourself
overclockers or gamers who will be installing this product but many
stores will also assist.
In order to test the memory temperatures pre and post installation, we
thankfully had access to a portable thermometer from Raytek which
allowed us to successfully measure the temperatures. We tested the
HyperX Fan from gaming, office programs and number crunching, ensuring a
wide range of tests.
From all our tests, whether it was games
such as Crysis Warhead, Microsoft Excel or rendering video or
compressing, the fan kept the temperatures down by a few degrees but
best of all, the temperature did not rise.
WorldBench (with HyperX Fan)
WorldBench (No Fan)
Crysis Warhead (with HyperX Fan)
Crysis Warhead (No Fan)
Bioshock (with HyperX Fan)
Bioshock (No Fan)
As you can see from the results, the HyperX Fan successfully maintained
the core temperature of the memory with little rises at all. This is
great news for gamers, especially overclockers who like to push the
boundaries of their PC. It's amazing how much difference the fan makes
to memory and this of course all leads to a much more stable PC.
At the end of day, this affordable peace of technology not only provides
peace of mind to the end user but it ensures the longevity and stability
of your PC.
The installation is a little fiddly and for those unsure of
their PC hardware, we would recommend that this device be professionally
ensured, however for gamers and overclockers and those that dabble with
their PC's, this is definitely for you.
Check it out!