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
- Latency of 9-9-9-24 for maximum reliability and performance
- Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) Support
- XMS Heat Spreader
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Corsair CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 - 8GB XMS3 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz 4x2GB - Warranty: 24M
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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I am now using it in a ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard and it seems to work perfectly.
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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.
-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.
-Corsair usually cost a bit more than some of the other brands.
-Could look a little better (but I don't care personally).
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!
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).