Corsair Memory is specifically designed for rock-solid stability in demanding applications. Data lines are carefully engineered for noise immunity, clock lines are optimized for minimum skew. All modules use JEDEC-compliant six-layer.
Pros: Memory runs great! BUT, before you buy or return any memory running on intel 9xx motherboards, You should learn "The Rest of the story"...
Cons: Everyone is misleading the customer of what speed of memory to buy. Another Con is people find their memory running under the posted speed/latency specifications and writing derogatory reviews without knowing why. Curious why--read on:
Overall Review: First, just because your motherboard supports x speed of memory doesn't mean it's the correct match to your CPU. The correct memory to pair with an intel processor supporting an 800Mhz FSB is 666Mhz (5300). Running 667 (5400) is an acceptable substitute but anything higher and you buying memory supposed to be paired with the 1066 FSB. Those thousand dollar CPU's intel dubs as Extreme. Now about the second CON: I contacted ASUS to find out why my 800Mhz (6400) memory was only running at 662.5Mhz (5300). With the combined knowledge of what they told me and what I've read, this is normal. You say, huh? -- Yep it's true, I'm told intel's 9xx series chipset will underclock any memory you plug in. -- Oh you ask what must be done to run your memory at the "rated" speed? Believe it or not, you must overclock the memory to it's correct speed (!). One last fact: Don't rely on the post screen's accuracy. Run the free CPUID program to learn the true clock speeds. (google CPUID)
Pros: This memory works great with the Asus board and has not given me one second of trouble.
Overall Review: Was not sure what mem to get when I was putting together my system and took a chance on this. Well I am not dissappointed. Dropped it in and it ran perfect. System consists of Asus M2N-SLI main board, AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800, 1 gig Corsair mem, EVGA Nvidia 7600GT video, WD 250 gig SATA 3.0 drive, Sony DVD, Samsung DVD burner, with Rosewill 600 watt supply.
Pros: Awesome, this stuff is fast and cheap. absolutely no problems, this ram makes that part of my MB the lowest temp quadrant in the machine
Cons: It doesn't get me more women.
Comments: As usual Corsair does it again with outstanding speed and stability. I got this ram to 1066 wit NO PROBLEMS!! This stuff is great!!
Pros: Put in new build with P5B-E motherboard version 1.01g. I put in both sticks just to see on the intial boot up and the system booted flawless at stock settings. The first thing I did was up the memory voltage to 1.9v and manually adjust the timings to 5-5-5-12 (I think it was set at 5-5-5-18 default). The jedec timings for this memory is 5-5-5-15 (for compatability) but it will run at 5-5-5-12
Cons: I have no cons for this memory. The only con I have is with memory information in general, I see many people confused about timings and voltages and there is often little reliable or clear information. This memory for instance indicates both 5-5-5-15 and 5-5-5-12 as timings for it, one being jedec and the other being design. I think people often become confused with such apparantly conflicting bits of information.
Pros: Runs crazy fast. Works great with my ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard.
Overall Review: Kinda wish they had LEDs on the tops of them....but thats nothing to pull them down by.
Pros: Good, Fast, Somewhat reliable. Good timings, easily overclockable
Cons: I have the P5N-E and the timings were incorrect when on default.This made my computer crash constantly, and nothing would work. I checked the sticks and they actually had, on the sticker, the timings of 5-5-5-12. I was suprised, beacuse in the specs AND the picture the sticker/specs said 5-5-5-15(as stated on Newegg). I guess I am lucky, both on performance, and not having to RMA.
Overall Review: HD, a seegayte, is noisier. If the computer continues to be unstable, then I know it was the HD. Make sure you check your timings on RAM too. Look at the sticker on the heat spreader, and go into the BIOS and set timings yourself.
Pros: Excellent set of 512mb sticks! My set does 950mhz 5-5-5-15 with 2.1v on a GA-P965-DQ6. Can't complain with that.
Cons: Only 1gb total.. Ram is too expensive..