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Pros: fast speed. price. design. heat spreaders.
Overall Review: got mine for eighty. works with asus z77 and intel ivy i7-3770k. I'm running it at 1600.
do the heat spreaders do anything?
Pros: Intel XMP 1.3 (Extreme Memory Profile) Support. This is true PC3-15000 not 14900. Its black. Easy install
Cons: The heat spreaders are a little dated. Need a new design
Pros: In the past Corsair was a quality product
Cons: My first mistake was assuming Corsair quality was how it always has been... I got a bad set out of the box and ran with it without testing (that old saying about assume always seems to apply)....
after tons of bizarre issues I tossed the system into Memtest and found hundreds of errors on 3 out of the 8 sticks....
Contacted Corsair support - held until the system forced me into leaving a voice mail... no return call no return contact.... tried again the next day since their support hours are M-F 7:30am-5:30pm PDT only and held until I got the voicemail again... left another message and got no return call
Opened an RMA ticket online and paid my $480 advance replacement charge on Thursday night, they shipped UPS 3 Day Select on Monday... got the new memory in but it had a small issue... tried contacting Corsair support and after holding for a while was dumped into a voicemail again....
I resolved the issue myself but am still left with a bad taste in my mouth of no follow up whatsoever by Corsair... this company used to have rock solid support...
Overall Review: Don't assume the product will be fine... run your Memtest on it for a day or so to be sure and save yourself the hassles of dealing with RMAs with Corsair not to mention save yourself the shipping charges....
Pros: Worked for 5 minutes.
Cons: Constant Page Faults and BSODs regardless of BIOS tweaking.
Overall Review: I cannot believe so many people are having this issue with this RAM. It is absolutely uncalled for, for a company of this stature to release memory in this state on such a large scale. It shows a severe lack of quality control. Shame on you corsair!
Pros: Runs at 1866 with X.M.P. profile
System recognizes 64GB - runs flawlessly
Cons: Getting 1866 wasn't clear
Overall Review: Using this with the following specs...
MB: ASUS Sabertooth x79
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB
CPU: Intel i7-3820
PSU: ProSeries 850W XXX Edition Semi Modular (Silver)
Out of the box, it was running at 1333, but once I figured out how to manage ASUS Bios, discovered the X.M.P. Profile, this changed the settings to 1866.
One more thing to point out, I'm also using a 256GB SSD for my C: (running Windows 7 x64 Pro), and after a clean install, about 140 GB was used. File paging uses 1.5xRAM for a paging file (so that's about 96GB), and hibernate file was using approximately 40-50 GB. So disabling hibernate and reducing the page file to about 4GB cleared up about 135GB.
There's info out there about this, but it wasn't obvious (to me) at first.
Pros: None currently.
Cons: Currently working on RMA'ing my RMA'ed set.
At least the RMA set seems better. Only 2/4 seems bad. Original set had 4/4 bad. Originally thought other components were the issue. Tested motherboard with a different CPU/PSU and still had issues. Ram has issues on different working setups.
I know this is a value RAM but wasted way too much time.
Overall Review: I would avoid this set. Usually love Cosair but not impressed by this product.
Pros: I have had no issues whatsoever with this RAM in my Asus Rampage IV Formula motherboard since it was installed just over a month ago. With my 125x35 CPU overclock my RAM frequency options nearest to 1866 are 1666 and 2000. I've been running at 2000 from the outset and everything is rock stable. I did set the timings manually to 9-10-9-27 and 2T but let the motherboard set the DRAM voltage (which it set at 1.65). Also, the RAM looks really sharp. The pictures don't do it justice.
Cons: None at all.
Overall Review: Attempts to set the DRAM parameters with XMP were not successful. I believe this is an issue with the motherboard, not the RAM. This is my second ROG Asus motherboard and neither would POST with XMP. But, again, setting everything manually works perfectly and takes only seconds to do.
Pros: This is solid, fast RAM. I bought this for use in an ASUS P9X79-WS machine that I built for doing orchestral film scoring. When using sample-based virtual instruments, RAM capacities have always been a bottleneck for systems, since each loaded instrument can use up hundreds of MB apiece. My template has about 55GB of samples loaded into RAM at any given time, and I have yet to have any problems with it. I did some stress tests and I didn't have any crashes until I had filled 63 GB.
Cons: None yet.
Overall Review: This is my second purchase of the Vengeance series RAM and I have been very impressed so far. My last purchase was of 48GB that worked flawlessly in a LGA 1366 system designed to handle only 24. I think this says a lot about the quality of the RAM (as well as the board).