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Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 Performance Desktop Memory Kit

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  • 8GB memory kit (4 x 2GB) for use with Dual Channel DDR3 Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors
  • 1600MHz
  • Latency of 9-9-9-24 for maximum reliability and performance
  • Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) Support
  • XMS Heat Spreader

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Technical Details
BrandCorsair
Item Weight36 g
Product Dimensions18.7 x 12.1 x 0.8 cm
Item model numberCMX8GX3M4A1600C9
RAM Size2 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Voltage1.65 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB002LE8D2U
Best Sellers Rank 163,687 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight222 g
Date First Available20 Aug. 2009
  
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Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 - 8GB XMS3 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz 4x2GB - Warranty: 24M

Manufacturer's Description

Corsair’s mainstream memory solution for Intel’s new Core i5 and Core i7 dual channel DDR3 processors. The XMS3 family is Corsair’s mainstream line of performance DDR3 memory. These modules allow users to experience outstanding memory performance and stability. Available in Corsair’s new XMS heat spreaders, each module is built using carefully selected RAMs.

This 8GB quad kit memory solution has been designed specifically to support the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual channel memory DDR3 solutions. This solution runs at an incredibly fast 1600MHz at CAS latency of 9-9-9-24. So not only do you get to run your Intel Core i5 or Core i7 dual channel memory system at 1600MHz but with these tight Latency timings your system performance will rock.



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This memory works perfectly with the ASUS Crosshair iv formula with a Phenom 2 X4 B50 & 2 x Asus HD6850 in Crossfire. Tested it extensively with my rig both with benchmarking apps and 3D games before changing to 16GB of Corsair Vengeance.
I am now using it in a ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard and it seems to work perfectly.
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Recommend for old MB like mine - MSI Diamond P45. It has 4 x DDR3 memory slots (2GB each)- working good on 1600MHz. 8GB is a good RAM for Windows7 Ultimate 64bit. The PC stay very quick, because I disable page (swap) file on HDD, and still have no problems.
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A perfect acompanyment to a Thermalright APX-100 and 140mm fan in a ATX size HTPC case. They give the same output as their big brother.
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Work great.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x92222e58) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9222f648) out of 5 stars Great RAM! Works PERFECTLY with AMD Processors! 20 Jan. 2011
By Kyle - Published on Amazon.com
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I just bought this because I recently bought 6GB of DDR3, one of the DIMM's didn't work so I just said "What the heck, I'll go 8..." So here I am, I bought this and saw that it says "for i5" but for the same exact RAM people said it works fine with AMD's. So I tried it and they were right! I'm running Windows 7 x64 and it rated this a 7.5! 7.9 is the highest too. **WORKS PERFECTLY FINE WITH AMD PROCESSORS!**

I HEAVILY stressed the RAM with Ramtest86+ and it worked perfect. My motherboard, Windows, nor did anything else have an issue with the RAM at all. I HIGHLY recommend this being as such a reasonable price, being 1600Mhz and for Corsair being well known for quality RAM! 100% worth it. Well done Corsair, Well done.

PRO's:
-1600Mhz (even though most processors don't use 1600 yet)
-Pretty nice look to it.
-Anti-Static and Cooling Plate(s)
-COMPATIBLE WITH AMD PROCESSORS!
-Very stable at 1600.

CON's:
-Corsair usually cost a bit more than some of the other brands.
-Could look a little better (but I don't care personally).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9222f870) out of 5 stars Fantastic performance and the price is even better! 23 Feb. 2012
By JJCEO - Published on Amazon.com
This is a great selection for your memory and it has worked well for me for over 1 ½ years. I installed this memory into an AMD 1090T CPU computer and I purchased it because I wanted a match set of four modules. I am using it in a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 motherboard and I have not had one issue.

The modules are running at 1616MHz with the timing settings at 8,8,8,24 and running at 1.65 VDC. The Windows memory hardware ratings are 7.6 out of 7.9 on Windows 7 64 bit operating system. My system has booted up every time without failure. I also have stress tested the memory with memtest86 and did not have any failures.

These memory sticks come with a lifetime warranty backed by Corsair. I like this memory and have actually purchased several sets for computers I have built for other people. I recommend them as being a good choice for your next system or upgrade!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9222f954) out of 5 stars Works great 16 May 2012
By Ghostheel - Published on Amazon.com
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This set of RAM has been very solid for me, so far. After countless, random BSODs, I decided to replace my system's memory to try and fix it once and for all. I put this set in my old Asus P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP @n motherboard and it fired right up. The timings were recognized immediately and one click had the RAM running at its rated speed. No BSODs so far and my system feels a tad snappier. Awesome! I highly recommend this set of RAM.
HASH(0x9222fe10) out of 5 stars Works perfectly with ASUS P5E3 Deluxe Wifi @N 25 April 2014
By John R - Published on Amazon.com
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My now "ancient" self-built Core 2 Quad 3.0 GHz Q9650 (Q6600 prior) / ASUS P5E3 Deluxe / OCZ 4GB rig had been running great all these years, and even blazingly fast with the recent addition of an SSD, but frequently had resource issues in Win7 64bit due to remote desktop session, Lightroom, and dozens of Chrome tabs running at the same time.

I had already unsuccessfully tried 2 other 8GB DDR3 memory sets (wouldn't POST) and was about to give up, but these enabled my PC to POST (Power On Self Test) on first try, even on the wrong voltage setting (forgot to change from 1.90V for my old 4x1GB OCZ). These also ran 1600 MHz without any voltage/bus tweaks (the OCZ were also PC3 12800 but wouldn't go stable above 1333 Mhz). I noticed the XMP setting showed the voltage profile of 1.65V, so I just set it to auto, and Prime95 ran for a day with 0 issues.

Now my 7 year old rig runs much faster than even my dual-processor Xeon E5620 2.4 GHz / 6 GB workstation. SSD & RAM upgrades have been super-bargain performance boosters (gone are the days of building totally new rigs every 2 years).
HASH(0x93f4d060) out of 5 stars Corsair XMS3 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory 23 July 2014
By Big Mike - Published on Amazon.com
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I was having trouble with an Asus mo board I purchased several years ago. Every time the computer restarted is would go into a continuous loading mode cycling on and off. I would get around it by pressing a button on the mo board that over road the memory setup and it would eventually start-up properly. I finally got tired of messing with it and purchased these memory sticks that Asus actually recommended as compatible with the board.... wow, smart move huh? And what do you know, the first start-up after memory stick installation was a massive success. Now I can go in and setup overclock speeds on the board and it won't hang up, just keeps right on going. Amazing what you can accomplish when following manufacturer's recommendations.
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