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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great memory, super stable at advertised speed, see other thoughts for details on past review.

Cons: None. At all. Any cons I thought they had in my original review were the fault of my MSI Bios, once updated, the memory ran perfectly. Even before the update, the memory ran perfectly, just at 1600MHz.

Other Thoughts: I have 4 4GB modules, two of which I bought 1.5 years ago. At that time, I was running the latest Bios on my MSI motherboard and could not get them to run stable at 1866MHz. They ran like a champ on 1600MHz though and the benchmarks were almost the same so I was satisfied, if a bit ticked off. Corsair kept saying if the memory passed memtest then it was good and it was bios. I didn't want to hear that, because there was nothing I could do about it, and blamed them. Recently I wrote a 3 star review and Corsair contacted me (their customer service is really second to none, the misunderstanding was my fault).

Long story short, I updated my Bios (there had been many updates since my problem started) and the memory ran perfectly, so the problem was never in the memory but in the MSI Bios.

Since then, I ordered another 8GB and all 16GB run flawlessly at 1866MHz with the 2600K at 4.5GHz

I'm sorry for the 3 star review, wish I could take it back.

BYTECC SATA Adapter SATA to IDE Converter For Drive
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Works great, but lack of instructions sucks 08/06/2012

This review is from: BYTECC SATA Adapter SATA to IDE Converter For Drive

Pros: Works exactly as it should.
The drive can still be removed from a narrow bay (such as hot swap bay) with it on.

Cons: No instructions, if you don't figure out drive jumpers must be set to master, you could return this thing thinking it doesn't work.
Needs separate power cable.

Other Thoughts: A perfect version of this device would plug not only into the IDE data port on the HD, but also the power port, and it should accept a SATA power conenctor on the other side. That way this could hook up exactly as a SATA drive would and not take all sorts of extra cables. I'm surprised no one makes anything like this.

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great memory, runs fast, stable, no problems, except...

Cons: Will not run at 1866 without occasional BSOD! Passes all memory tests, totally stable at 1600, and will run at 1866 for days in between BSODs in Windows 7 (2600K at 4.2GHz). Other reviewers had the same problem. Some don't.

Other Thoughts: The worst part is, Corsair customer service has been less than useless on this one issue (normally they are great). Their answer is, if it passes all memory tests, then it's fine. Yeah, it's fine 1600 ram, but I thought I paid for 1866. Oh well, live and learn.


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Display Name: Michael E.

Date Joined: 05/22/09

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  • First Review: 05/17/12
  • Last Review: 08/10/12
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