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Joseph D.

Joseph D.

Joined on 08/20/05

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Most Favorable Review

Perfect RAM at a Great Price!

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL

Pros: Fantastic price, looks great, high bandwidth, low voltage, and zero errors with memtest86+ unlike my previous Corsair Vengeance. I was able to run this ram at 1866 @ 9 CAS with no voltage increase for an even higher latency at the expense of lower bandwidth.

Cons: 11 CAS at recommended bandwidth.

Overall Review: The 11 CAS may be high, but the actual latency is still less than 1600 @ 9 CAS. (9/1600 * 2000 = 11.25ns > 11/2133 * 2000 = 10.31ns).

Most Critical Review

Great RAM, Unexpectedly Bad Customer Service

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Pros: Decent pricing, low voltage, looks great, easy to configure timings in Bios with XMP profile.

Cons: Received a kit with a bad stick. Questionable RMA service, see other thoughts

Overall Review: One of the ram sticks was bad, failed memtest86, so I called Corsair to set up an advanced RMA. First attempt they stated they were busy with another customer and took my phone number to call back, never received a call after 5 days. Second attempt they stated they were out of stock of this RAM kit and to call back on Monday. I called back the extension the customer service agent gave me three times on Monday and finally gave up. I did not expect this poor level of service and will probably avoid Corsair products in the future.