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So I bought the 8GB 1600 kit, and the originally clock is 1333MHz, and I put it on XMP, and the clock turned to 1600MHz. I then tried to overclock the RAM to 1866MHz, but I won't even post. I upped my VTT/IO voltage to 1.12 and my DRAM voltage to 1.6v, and it still won't post.

Also, I get errors in prime when I am at 1600MHz and using all of the RAM capacity, but I don't get them at 1333MHz.

Here is a really really weird thing. I have two different sets of the same RAM, one from Amazon and one of Newegg, and the thing is, both kits can't POST at 1866MHz, no matter how high the voltages are. It is really really weird.

Is Vengence RAM just a really bad RAM kit? Should I go with G SKill?
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post #2 of 16
xxbassplayerxx just posted this link in the thread below as a warning about the overclocking ability of the lower end corsair kits, different kit in the link but may have similar results.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...6MHz-C9-Review
    
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post
xxbassplayerxx just posted this link in the thread below as a warning about the overclocking ability of the lower end corsair kits, different kit in the link but may have similar results.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...6MHz-C9-Review
Ugg... Can't access the site...

So it is the RAM's fault?
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post #4 of 16
yeah, something about corsair using crap modules in thier lower kits
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by t00sl0w View Post
yeah, something about corsair using crap modules in thier lower kits
And G.Skill is better right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231426

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
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post #6 of 16
My Vengeance kit won't post at anything higher than 1600 mhz either. Doesn't bother me though as 1600 mhz is fine....
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tryceo View Post
So I bought the 8GB 1600 kit, and the originally clock is 1333MHz, and I put it on XMP, and the clock turned to 1600MHz. I then tried to overclock the RAM to 1866MHz, but I won't even post. I upped my VTT/IO voltage to 1.12 and my DRAM voltage to 1.6v, and it still won't post.

Also, I get errors in prime when I am at 1600MHz and using all of the RAM capacity, but I don't get them at 1333MHz.

Here is a really really weird thing. I have two different sets of the same RAM, one from Amazon and one of Newegg, and the thing is, both kits can't POST at 1866MHz, no matter how high the voltages are. It is really really weird.

Is Vengence RAM just a really bad RAM kit? Should I go with G SKill?
Let me get this right, you are complaining that your 1600 mhz kit can't overclock to 1866?
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post #8 of 16
yeah g.skill's lower level kits are better as of right now, but idk which one from those two kits you should choose. by that i mean, i am unsure if the first kit can OC to the second kit's levels...if it can, buy the first one of course.
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post #9 of 16
overclocking is a bonus, not a feature

and low end corsair has never been particularly special.
Edited by reflex99 - 8/15/11 at 11:09am
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post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by selectstriker2 View Post
Let me get this right, you are complaining that your 1600 mhz kit can't overclock to 1866?
No, I'm complaining that 1600MHz is not stable. And that a RAM which is ADVERTISED to be for OVERCLOCKING does not even POST.
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