Kingmax SuperRAM PC3200 1GB Dual Channel Kit

Written by John Chen    Sunday, 08 May 2005 11:00
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If you've never heard of Kingmax, you should be ashamed of yourself.  Either you've just recently joined the overclocking scene, or you've been hiding in a cave.  While they haven't been as popular in the DDR world, back in the SDR days, Kingmax was the king of them all.  You see all the small BGA chips on graphic cards and DDR2 memory?  Kingmax started using that in their SDRAM.  Just how big was Kingmax during the SDRAM era?  They were like Corsair is now.  Yup, the majority of overclockers preferred Kingmax as the choice for overclocking memory.

Since they had such a great reputation, what happened?  No one really knows.  I found it strange to see them disappear from the enthusiast crowd after the impact they had.  Well, they're slowly starting to pick up the pace again with new releases.  While not getting much press, many enthusiasts have taken a chance and were greeted with pretty good results.  Their enthusiast line of memory is called the Hard-core series.  Before we're able to get our hands on their Hard-core stuff, we'll take a look at their value memory, named SuperRAM.

While we've done quite a few memory reviews here at InsaneTek, we've never really gone through anything that's not enthusiast memory.  The only exception would be the Gigaram PC3500 we reviewed almost a year ago.  Well now that we're so used to using high end expensive stuff, we certainly can't forget about the budget users out there who simply look for something that works.  Can Kingmax join Corsair, Kingston, OCZ, and Mushkin as a legitimate choice?