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I bought this kit with my 2500K setup, and they actually seem to run fine at 1600MHz 8-8-8-24-1t-1.5v. Running memtest for Windows now. Using 4 sessions with 1700MB per Window. They have already passed one time without errors.

So my question is - Is it possible that Corsair actually have used the same chips on these as their 1600 8-8-8-24-1.5v kit use?



Edited by turrican9 - 5/8/11 at 11:20am
    
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It is not unheard of that when companies test chips and they do not perform as rated, they will just rate them lower and sell them so they do not lose money.
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It is not unheard of that when companies test chips and they do not perform as rated, they will just rate them lower and sell them so they do not lose money.
One theory could be that this late in the production process they have bought big quantities of the chips they use for their 1600 8-8-8-24-1.5v kits, and therefore it is easier and cheaper for Corsair to use the same chips in their 9-9-9-24-1.5v kit...
    
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Of course it could be. Iirc they just change the SDP`s and sell it for lower/higher prices.
But congratz for having such nice RAM
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Thanks for the info. Think i'll try the same once i've finished downloading SP1 for Windows 7.
Will post back later to let you know.

Although i did buy my stock when they first hit the shelves so idk. But certainly worth a try.

Also, have you tried going for 2000+mhz? Heard it can be done - but only with extended latencies of course.
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Thanks for the info. Think i'll try the same once i've finished downloaded Win7 SP1.
Will post back later to let you know.

Although i did buy my stock when they first hit the shelves so idk. But certainly worth a try.

Also, have you tried going for 2000+mhz? Heard it can be done - but only with extended latencies of course.
Yeah... Please report back.

Not tried mine any higher yet..
    
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Yeah... Please report back.
No problem. Will take about another 45 mins for SP1 to be downloaded (it's a hefty 1.9gb lol)

Also i have no experience running memtest. Should i run the iso or the the usb - i do have a pen drive? It's something you have to run from booting isn't it?
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Interesting, I may try to lower my timings as well. They're rated at 1866 though, so I'm not sure. They run at 1600 default though, so I have to set in BIOS, as most have had to do anyway.

Got me thinking, I could either go try for 2000+ or stick to 1600, like the OP and try lower timings.
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No problem. Will take about another 45 mins for SP1 to be downloaded (it's a hefty 1.9gb lol)

Also i have no experience running memtest. Should i run the iso or the the usb - i do have a pen drive? It's something you have to run from booting isn't it?
I'm talking about memtest for Windows http://hcidesign.com/memtest/

You're talking about memtest for DOS, which is good for finding faulty mem, but not for stability testing.

memtest for Windows give a good indication if your mem are stable after the overclock. Prime 95, Blend, select custom and type in to use more mem is also excellent. Both of these should be used.

Memtest for Windows, when using 8GB RAM, run it like this:



start four sessions and put 1700MB in each Window like showed in the picture. This way you will test almost all of your RAM. Let it run for at least 200%.
    
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