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Kingston DRAM Memory Part Decoder

Published 9th April 2021 | Article by KingstonMemoryShop | Posted in RAM Memory

Kingston | 16Gbit DDR4 DRAM transition guide

The following information is designed to help you identify Kingston ValueRAM and Server Premier DRAM memory modules by specification.

DDR4 Server Premier

(PC4-2400, PC4-2666, PC4-2933, PC4-3200)

 

  • ^ KSM = Kingston Server Premier
  • KSM: Kingston Server Premier
  •  
  • ^ 26 = Speed (MT/s)
  • 24 - 2400 MT/s
  • 26 - 2666 MT/s
  • 29 - 2933 MT/s
  • 32 - 3200 MT/s
  •  
  • ^ R = Module Type
  • E is Unbuffered DIMM (ECC)
  • R is Registered DIMM
  • L is Load Reduced DIMM
  • SE is Unbuffered SODIMM (ECC)
  •  
  • ^ D = Ranks
  • S is Single
  • D is Dual
  • Q is Quad
  • ^ 4 = DRAM Type
  • 4 - x4
  • 8 - x8
  •  
  • ^ L = PCB Provil
  • L - Very Low Profile DIMM<
  •  
  • ^ 32 = Capacity
  • 8GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  •  
  • ^ H = DRAM Manufacturer
  • H - SK Hynix
  • M - Micron
  • ^ A = DRAM Die Revision
  • A Die
  • B Die
  • E Die
  •  
  • ^ I = Register Manufacturer
  • I - IDT
  • M - Montage
  • R - Rambus

DDR4 ValueRAM

(PC4-2133, PC4-2400, PC4-2666, PC4-2933, PC4-3200)

  • ^ KVR = Kingston ValueRAM
  • KVR: Kingston ValueRAM
  •  
  • ^ 21 = Speed
  • 21 - 2133
  • 24 - 2400
  • 26 - 2666
  • 29 - 2933
  • 32 - 3200
  •  
  • ^ L = Low Voltage
  • blank - 1.2V
  • L - TBD
  •  
  • ^ R = Module Type
  • E - Unbuffered DIMM (ECC)
    w/Thermal Sensor
  • L - Load-Reduced DIMM (LRDIMM)
  • N - Unbuffered DIMM (non-ECC)
  • R - Registered DIMM with
    Address/Command Parity Function
    w/Thermal Sensor
  • S - SO-DIMM, Unbuffered (Non-Ecc)        
  • ^ 15 = CAS Latency
  • 15 - CAS Latency
  •  
  • ^ D = Ranks
  • S - Single Rank
  • D - Dual Rank
  • Q - Quad Rank
  • O - Octal Rank
  •  
  • ^ 8 = DRAM Type
  • 4 - x4 DRAM chip
  • 8 - x8 DRAM chip
  • 6 - x16 DRAM chip
  •  
  • ^ L = Profile
  • blank - any height
  • H - 31.25mm
  • L - 18.75mm (VLP)
  •  
  • ^ K2 = Kit + Number of pieces
  • blank - Single Module
  • K2 - Kit of Two Modules
  • K3 - Kit of Three Modules
  • ^ 4 = Capacity
  • 4 - Capacity
  •  
  • ^ H = DRAM MFGR
  • H - SK Hynix
  • K - Kingston
  • M - Micron
  • S - Samsung
  •  
  • ^ B = Revision
  • B - Revision
  •  
  • ^ I = Intel Certified
  • I - Intel Certified

DDR3

(PC3-8500, PC3-10600, PC3-12800)
How to Read ValueRAM Part Numbers

Example:
New Part Schema: KVR 16 R11 D4 / 8
Previous Part Schema: KVR 1600 D3 D4 R11 S / 8G
New Part Schema applicable to parts released after May 1, 2012.

  • ^ KVR = Kingston ValueRAM
  • KVR: Kingston ValueRAM
  •  
  • ^ 16 = Speed
  • 16: 1600
  • 13: 1333
  • 10: 1066
  •  
  • ^ L = Low Voltage
  • blank - 1.5V
  • L - 1.35V
  • U - 1.25V
  •  
  • ^ R = Module Type
  • E - Unbuffered DIMM (ECC)
  • N - Unbuffered DIMM (non-ECC)
  • R - Registered DIMM
  • L - Load-Reduced DIMM
  • S - SO-DIMM
  • ^ 11 = CAS Latency
  • 11: CAS Latency
  •  
  • ^ D = Ranks
  • S - Single Rank
  • D - Dual Rank
  • Q - Quad Rank
  •  
  • ^ 8 = DRAM Type
  • 4 - x4 DRAM chip
  • 8 - x8 DRAM chip
  •  
  • ^ L = Profile
  • L - 18.75mm (VLP)
  • H - 30mm
  •  
  • ^ K2 = Kit + Number of pieces
  • K2 - Kit of Two Modules
  • K3 - Kit of Three Modules
  • K4 - Kit of Four Modules
  •  
  • ^ 4 = Capacity
  • 4 - 4GB
  • 8 - 8GB
  • 12 - 12GB
  • 16 - 16GB
  • 24 - 24GB
  • 32 - 32GB
  • 48 - 48GB
  • 64 - 64GB
  •  
  • ^ H = DRAM MFGR/Certification
  • H: Hynix
  • E: Elpida
  • I: Intel Certified
  •  
  • ^ B = Die Revision
  • B: Die Revision

DDR3 & DDR2

DDR3 (PC3-8500, PC3-10600) & DDR2 (PC2-3200, PC2-4200, PC2-5300, PC2-6400)

  • ^ KVR = Kingston ValueRAM
  • KVR: Kingston ValueRAM
  •  
  • ^ 1066 = Speed
  • 1066: Speed
  •  
  • ^ D3 = Technology
  • D2 - DDR2
  • D3 - DDR3
  •  
  • ^ L = Low Voltage
  • blank - 1.5V
  • L - 1.35V
  • U - 1.25V
  •  
  • ^ D = Ranks
  • S - Single Rank
  • D - Dual Rank
  • Q - Quad Rank
  • ^ 8 = DRAM
  • 4 - x4 DRAM chip
  • 8 - x8 DRAM chip
  •  
  • ^ R = Module Type
  • P - Parity on Register
    (for registered modules only)
  • E - Unbuffered DIMM (ECC)
  • F - FB DIMM
  • M - Mini-DIMM
  • N - Unbuffered DIMM (non-ECC)
  • R - Registered DIMM with
    Address/Command Parity Function
  • S - SO-DIMM
  • U - Micro-DIMM
  •  
  • ^ 7 = CAS Latency
  • 7: CAS Latency
  •  
  • ^ S = Thermal Sensor
  • blank - Without Thermal Sensor
  • S - With Thermal Sensor
  •  
  •  
  • ^ L = Profile
  • blank - Any height
  • L - 18.75mm (VLP)
  • H - 30mm
  • ^ K2 = Kit + Number of pieces
  • blank - Single Module
  • K2 - Kit of Two Modules
  • K3 - Kit of Three Modules
  •  
  • ^ 4G = Capacity
  • 4G - Capacity
  •  
  • ^ H = DRAM MFGR
  • H - DRAM MFGR
  •  
  • ^ B = Revision
  • B - Revision

DDR

(PC2100, PC2700, PC3200)

  • ^ KVR = Kingston ValueRAM
  • KVR: Kingston ValueRAM
  •  
  • ^ 400 = Speed
  • 266
  • 333
  • 400
  •  
  • ^ X72 = X72 ECC
  • X72 - X72 ECC
  • ^ R = Registered
  • R - Registered
  •  
  • ^ C3 = CAS Latency
  • C3 - CAS Latency
  •  
  • ^ A = DDR400 3-3-3
  • A - DDR400 3-3-3
  •  
  • ^ K2 = Kit + Number of pieces
  • K2 - Kit of Two Modules
  •  
  • ^ 1G = Capacity
  • 1G - Capacity
  •  

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