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Most Kingston FURY/HyperX memory use XMP/EXPO profiles to overclock. These modules ship from the factory at JEDEC standard values. Some systems do not support overclock speeds and latencies upon first installation, so in order to give every customer the best experience, Kingston sets the module to the JEDEC standard values, giving the user the choice to overclock using the XMP/EXPO profiles if the system supports it. The XMP/EXPO profile can then be enabled within the system BIOS.

Plug-N-Play (PnP) modules featured under FURY Beast and Impact product lines ship from the factory with the advertised overclock speed and latency programmed as the default values. If the system is not able to run at the overclocked PnP settings, the system will default to the JEDEC standard timings. FURY Beast and Impact, using the PnP method of overclocking, also feature an XMP profile that matches the advertised speed and latency. This can be used to force the system to overclock the memory if it does not overclock automatically.

FAQ: KTM-030615-HYX-03

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Some of the flash storagedevice’s listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and is notavailable for data storage. Therefore, you will not see the full capacity.

When a flash storage device is manufactured, steps are taken to ensure that the device operates reliably and permits the host device (computer, digital camera, PDA, etc.) to access the memory cells; i.e., to store and retrieve data on the flash storage device. These steps, loosely called "formatting", use some of the memory cells within the device and thus reduce the capacity available for data storage by the end user.

Formatting includes the followingoperations:

  1. Testing each memory cell inthe flash storage device.
  2. Identifying all defectivecells and taking steps to ensure that no data will be written to or read from adefective cell.
  3. Reserving some cells to serve as "spares." Flash memory cells have a long but finite lifetime. Therefore, some cells are held in reserve to replace any memory cells that may fail over time.
  4. Creating a File AllocationTable (FAT) or other directory. To enable flash storage devices to store and access customer files conveniently, a file management system must be created to allow any device or computer to identify the files stored in the flash storage device. The most common type of file management system for flash storage devices is the File Allocation Table (FAT), which is also used on hard drives.
  5. Reserving some cells foruse by the flash storage device’s controller, e.g., for storing firmwareupdates and other controller-specific information.
  6. Where applicable, reservingsome cells for special features. For example, thespecification for Secure Digital (SD) cards requires reserved areas to supportspecial copy protection and security features.

FAQ: KDT-010611-GEN-06

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Our flash drives are plug-n-play devices. Therefore, additional drivers are not required.

FAQ: KDT-110611-GEN-09

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