Checking out Kingston’s HyperX FURY RAM

So… Much… FURY RAM

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We recently had a chance to play with an 8 Gigabyte (2 x 4 GB) HyperX FURY memory kit sent to us by Kingston. Needless to say Kingston has made a lot of really solid and reliable RAM over the past decade. In the time we’ve spent with this kit we’ve found nothing to change that impression. But at the same time you have to go pretty far out of your way to find some brand new genuinely unstable RAM in the North American channel.

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So what makes Kingston’s FURY different from all of the other products on the market. Well it looks cool and it’s got an aggressive name, so those are both points in favor of this product. But really the biggest reason why you’d buy a kit of FURY RAM is because you want a simple solution that will just work.  To this end Kingston tests its RAM extensively with all of the major motherboard brands and they implemented a novel little feature that checks what the highest support memory speed that your PC offers and clocks itself up to that speed by default and without and fiddling around in the BIOS provided that that memory speed is 1866 Mhz or less.

Considering that no mainstream CPU or APU ships with an officially rated memory speed of greater than DDR3 1866 MHz Kingston FURY RAM is basically a plug-n-play high-speed memory solution for any platform. Tested our kit on three different platforms (two AMD, one Intel) and found Kingston’s FURY RAM to work flawlessly. The RAM was always clocked up to 1866 Mhz by default and survived a 12 hour Prime95 stress test with no errors.

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As far as overclocking is concerned we were able to get this RAM up to DDR3 2133 on our Kaveri testing platform with a .05 voltage boost. But we couldn’t quite get it stable at 2400 Mhz.

All things considered though we’re pretty pleased with Kingston’s HyperX FURY RAM. It’s a solid kit that’s easy to use and offer decent overclocking potential. It’s also got a cool name and attractive looking heat-sink design to boot. Our thanks go out to Kingston for letting us play with their RAM, as furious as we sometimes might be.S|A

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Thomas Ryan is a freelance technology writer and photographer from Seattle, living in Austin. You can also find his work on SemiAccurate and PCWorld. He has a BA in Geography from the University of Washington with a minor in Urban Design and Planning and specializes in geospatial data science. If you have a hardware performance question or an interesting data set Thomas has you covered.