Does Kingston Hyper X blu Work on Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard?


Jun 21, 2007
Does Kingston Hyper X blu Work on Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard?

Will the Kingston Hyper X blu 2x4GB memory modules work on an Asus P8Z68-V LX Motherboard? Kingston makes two versions of these modules: a 1333MHz and a 1600 MHz. They make faster versions under the Hyper X, but name them Genesis and T1 as opposed to blu. (blu is the entry level enthusiast memory)

The Asus motherboard manual I downloaded indicates a similar Kingston memory is acceptable, but not exactly the same part number. It doesn't have B1 in the part number which I think stands for "blu" with Kingston.

The manual states it accepts Kingston Part No. KVR1333D3N9/4G 4GB DS Chip Brand: Hynix Part No: H5TQ2G83AFR

On the Kingston Website, the Part Number is slightly different: KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G and it's described as: 8GB (4GB 512M x 64-Bit x 2 pcs.)
DDR3-1333 CL9 240-Pin DIMM Kit

To make it easier to compare, I'll put the part numbers right over each other:

KVR1333D3N9/4G Asus Manual
KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G Kingston Website

On the 1600MHz version of this module, the model numbers between the Asus manual and Kingston's website are closer, but still not exactly the same.

KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX(XMP) Asus Manual
KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX Kingston website

So I don't know if this memory will work or not. This will be my first computer build.


Both memories should work, tough the 1600MHz kit won´t work in XMP mode, as it needs 1.65v to operate properly. The 1600Mhz kit will work, however, at 1333MHz with 1.5v.

I´d get a ram from the mobo manufacturer qualified vendor list .