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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #6 in Desktop Memory

Posted

Pros: Fast, good looks, heat sink

Cons: Hard to get to 800MHz, does get in the way of some of the larger CPU heatsinks

Very good RAM sticks from Corsair. They come with a nice black heatsink, which makes them look 'mean'. I did have a little problem with trying to get the RAM sticks to run at their rated speed stably, and i had to take one of the heat sinks off one of the DIMMs to make way for a large cooler. Other than that I think they're very good sticks and I would recommend them to anyone.

Posted

Pros: Very cheap, works flawlessly, integrated heat-spreaders, fast speed, good overclockability.

Cons: Tall head-spreaders might interfere with large cpu coolers, green PCB (nitpicking here)

I bought this kit for my desktop in December 2010, and another 16GB more a couple months ago. The first time around, these worked like a champ. No problem what-so-ever. Plug it in, boot up and Windows recognized all 12 instantly. I haven't done any major OC'ing with these, but with the low voltage (1.5V) it runs on, this does have a fair bit of headroom. The headspreaders seem like a bit of a gimmick, but I cannot attest to how effective they really are.

The second time around when I bought 16 more, my computer wouldn't boot. All I had to do was press the "Mem-Ok!" button my motherboard (ASUS feature) and it pushed them down to the lowest speeds. Jumped into the bios and set them back onto their normal speeds of 1600Mhz and I was up and running again. For those who don't have the Mem-Ok button, resetting the CMOS should work, but I doubt it'll be necessary for most.

The biggest flaw of this kit is the tall heat-spreaders. They will interefere wtih the likes of larger CPU-coolers like the Silver Arrow or NH-D14. I knew this going in, so I bought a Thermalright Archon to compensate. Another very tiny detail is the green PCB - they don't look as "high end" as other RAM kits, but with the heat-spreaders, most of it is covered up.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with this buy, and would certainly buy again if needed.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
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Designed with overclockers in mind, Corsair Vengeance DDR3 memory modules use carefully selected RAMs to enable excellent overclocking results on current and future generation Intel and AMD platforms. All initial Vengeance memory modules have a low 1.5V supply voltage for maximum compatibility and energy efficiency. Aluminum heat spreaders help dissipate heat effectively while providing an aggressive appearance for your gaming rig. As a bonus, the attractive low price of Vengeance memory will also leave lots of room in your system build budget. Vengeance DDR3 memory is available in single module, and two or three module kits, with sizes ranging from 4GB all the way up to 16GB, making it easy for you to match the DIMM population requirements of your motherboard. Cas Latency: 9 Voltage: 1.5V Multi-channel Kit: Quad Channel Kit Timing: 9-9-9-24 Buffered/Registered: Unbuffered Heat Spreader: Yes Features: For AMD, Intel Dual processors and upcoming 2nd Generation Intel Core platforms Vengeance heat spreader for styling and performance Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) Support Parts: Lifetime limited

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