Origin PC Launches Own Brand Memory Built by Kingston Technology

Paul Lilly

Underneath Origin PC's custom heat spreaders are HyperX modules

Boutique system builder Origin PC has teamed up with Kingston Technology to deliver a line of its own brand memory modules offered in the company's Genesis, Millennium, and Chronos desktops. Though the DDR3 memory kits bear Origin PC's name on the low profile black heat spreaders, they're essentially rebadged Kingston HyperX modules, only they've been factory tested and approved by both Kingston and Origin PC engineers.

Capacities range from 8GB to 64GB. All kits are compatible with Intel XMP auto-overclocking settings and use carefully selected premium chips for maximum performance and overclockability, Origin PC says.

"HyperX is proud to team up with Origin PC to offer our best-selling high-performance system memory with a customized heat spreader featuring the Origin logo," said Lawrence Yang, HyperX business manager. "We built, tested and optimized our special-edition memory specifically for Origin. They are known for high performance, quality and high-end designs that cater to gamers and enthusiasts who want the best-in-class notebooks and desktops. HyperX shares many of the same qualities and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with Origin."

A rose is a rose by any other name, so the question here is, should you care whether or not Origin PC's own-brand memory is built by Kingston? Perhaps there is. Back in December, Puget Systems posted data on component failures and noted that it almost exclusively uses Kingston brand RAM these days because, for them, it's been more reliable than the competition.

While on the topic of Kingston memory, take a look at the company's manufacturing process for RAM and solid state drives.

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