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Well I just installed 3 DIMMs of the new Corsair 8GB memory and so far I'm pretty impressed. On my previous memory setup using 6x4GB Kingston Hyper X T1 Black Series I was unable to go beyond 4.7ghz on my 990x, despite loosening the timings and lowering frequency quite a bit. The only solution was to remove four of the six DIMMs thus running 8GB total. Anyway, I was curious to see if I could achieve 5.0ghz with 24GB of memory using these new Vengeance 8GB DIMMs, which I'm happy to report was very easy. Now granted, I haven't messed with any of the memory settings as of yet, and they currently are running below advertised clocks so keep that in mind...I just threw the memory in and bumped up the cpu bclk and multiplier. I'm going to try this next, and then see what tolerances are available for overclocking the memory.

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Okay, the Corsair RAM booted up fine at advertised speeds. Here is comparison of some benchmarks between the memory.

6x4GB Kingston HyperX T1 Black Edition @ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24

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3x8GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1200mhz 10-10-10-27

cachememCorsair1200mhz.png

3x8GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1600mhz 10-10-10-27

cachememCorsair1600mhz.png

6x4GB Kingston HyperX T1 Black Edition @ 1600mhz 9-9-9-24

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3x8GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1600mhz 10-10-10-27

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dayum that is loose....
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Yeah, 10-10-10-27 is advertised timing. However, I just got them to go a little tighter...

1600mhz @ 9-9-9-24

cachememCorsair1600mhz99924timing.png

PerfResCorsair1600mhz99924timing.gif

This is pretty awesome. I'm now running the same amount of memory at the same clock and timings previously, however I can now overclock to 5.0ghz without having to remove any DIMMs! smile.gif

Let's see how far I can overclock these Vengeance DIMMs...
    
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that is pretty epic

sadly they are like $270 a dimm frown.gif
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Yeah...It was very expensive. That's a big downside to the average consumer.

Well, I couldn't get it to overclock to 2000mhz although I am a complete novice so I'm not sure if I had the BIOS properly set up for it. I did manage to tighten some of the timings up though:

8-9-8-23

PerfResCorsair1600mhz89823timing.gif
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More testing tomorrow..
    
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post #7 of 7
I joined just because of this! I was looking for some info on these new 8GB dimm's from Corsair but didn't want to pay the bones for something I can't find any information on. Have you tried running it with XMP on?
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