Memory Overclocking World Record Broken - 4.5GHz on HyperX RAM

By Published June 04, 2014 at 5:23 am

"Hicookie" isn't an easily-forgotten name. The RAM overclocker last made a major appearance using G.Skill's TridentX RAM, which he pushed to nearly 4GHz. Just a couple of days ago, Gigabyte and Kingston recruited the memory overclocker to break the world record.

Using an unannounced, single stick of 4GB HyperX memory on Gigabyte's Z97X-SOC board, Hicookie was able to achieve a memory frequency of 4500MHz. The unreleased memory has a native operating frequency of 2933MHz and is likely marketed for combination with Devil's Canyon CPUs.

Kingston further announced that it intends to pony-up $15,000 for an international overclocking competition to be held at CES 2015 in January. Until then, the company is working to sponsor HWBOT's $10,000 maximum memory frequency, SuperPi, and XTU overclocking events that will be using Devil's Canyon CPUs. The $10,000 competition begins June 5th in Taipei (12 hours ahead of EST).

Also spoiled was Kingston's planned attendance of IEM (Intel Extreme Masters), DreamHack, gamescom, and PAX Prime later this year.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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