Joined on 07/05/15
Perfect Ryzen Memory - Fixed all my glitches
Pros: - Clocks very well. - Highly binned as others online suggest - Good with voltage - There is another corsair kit ( CMW32GX4M2Z3600C14 ) with the same everything for 30$ cad cheaper. For anyone buying this I'd probably save the cash and go there
Cons: - Expensive as heckk - Not many reviews or forum posts about this ram, if any at all. - Out of stock (No surprise)
Overall Review: TLDR; Dual Rank, Tight timings, C-die, supports high voltage. Perfect mate for Ryzen CPU's. The dies are Samsung K4A8G085WC-BCTD Extremely high bin. My PC: Ryzen 5800x MSI MAG B550m Mortar EVGA 650w SFX PSU Gigabyte Aorus Master 3080 rev1.00 To start, I used to own CJR 32gb kit that couldn't run anywhere near its rated speed of 3600 c18. In fact I had downclocked them to 3200 20-20-20-32!! They also hated voltage. I got the worst binned chips lol. That is where my ddr4 ram tuning rabbit hole began. I initially thought my motherboard was bad so I went and replaced my ASUS TUF B550m to MSI B550m mortar. IMO much better MicroATX motherboard stability wise. The MSI could boot into the bios after a failed ram OC as opposed to the ASUS which needed a clear cmos. This kit's IC's don't show up in thaiphoon burner. So I took the heatsink apart chips were Samsung C-Die, not the B-die that I was expecting! I was very hesitant to start tuning, but decided to try it any ways before returning it for a known b-die like: OLOy Blade RGB 32GB ND4U1636144BRADE I was blown away at the performance! DO NOT COPY PASTE; Silicon lottery does exist... I set it to: 1T Gear-down-mode enabled 14-16-14-14-30-44 (Read online that Dual-Rank needs TRCDRD to be higher for stability) 3200MHz 1.45(stock Voltage) V-SOC 1.15V V-CCD 1.1V V-IOD 1.1V Saved the BIOS profile and booted and tested. Then increased the frequency until the system crashed... Which it didn't!! The System kept booting until 3800MHZ but was unstable in windows so I increased voltage from 1.45V to 1.48V and BAM 300% memtest on all 32gb! I want stability so I wont push it further. All in all, happy with the purchase. It solved all my instability and stuttering in games and apps.
extremely fast game drive
Pros: - Upgraded from a wd blue sn550 SSD. no longer experiencing hiccups when moving from one area to another in games. - one of the few manufacturers to not shoot themselves in the foot and change their nand flash or controller - Fat warranty
Overall Review: - avoid QLC and/or dramless ssd's if you want a seamless gaming experience like on consoles and get this
Nintendo switch SD card
Pros: -reliable -huge warranty
Cons: -compared to the old Samsung evo plus micro SD, the difference in speed is <5%
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend for reliability and warranty, but if you're going for speed just go with the cheaper Samsung evo model. tested on a Nintendo switch oled
VERY fast drive
Pros: Gets the advertised speeds. after a clean install, windows booted faster than anything my eyes had ever seen!
Cons: Runs warm but thats normal for nvme drives i guess :/
Overall Review: four eggs because once you load a bunch of programs on the drive you really cant tell the difference between this and a decent sata drive with the naked eye.. Shame. I think its because they dont have much more iops?? or something something latencyy??
Works on B450.. with tweaks
Pros: I got it to run on an AMD B450 platform with a 3600x processor with some modification. I bumped the voltage to 1.38V. But by doing so I was able to drop the timings to 17- 19- 20- 40 It wasn't able to run stock xmp on default voltage of 1.35V. motherboard: Asus b450I strix runs cool to the touch with the higher voltage.
Cons: none. the XMP wasn't designed for amd use but can run with some mods :).
Overall Review: Overall great, Can fully utilize the 32 gb in my use-case. (32 gb is way more than what the average person needs.)