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Different versions of Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9. What is the difference?

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I bought my first set of CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 about 2 years ago. They were version 2.12. Checking the DDR3 IC Inquiry, version 2.12 are Elpida IC. I received my second set today and they are version 3.24 (Micron). I've read that because they are different IC, there could be possible compatibility issues. I was wondering which company makes better IC for overclocking, Micron or Elpida? Or if the other IC are better than these two (Hynix? Nanya? etc).

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I believe it's more about the sub timing then just the IC itself. I'm not sure though. If no one here knows the best thing to do is to visit their forum and ask them. They are pretty good about stuff like that.
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/index.php
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I'm not sure on which Microns v3.24 actually are, but if they are anything like they put on the Ballistix modules - they will be better than Elpida (which are most likely BCSE).
The only downside of the new kit, as far as I can see, is that it will be single-sided where your old one was dual-sided, which might theoretically cause some compatibility issues.

Hynix (v5.xx) and Samsung (v4.xx) versions would overclock better, but chances are - you'll never find them on bins as low as 1600C9.
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I'm not sure on which Microns v3.24 actually are, but if they are anything like they put on the Ballistix modules - they will be better than Elpida (which are most likely BCSE).
The only downside of the new kit, as far as I can see, is that it will be single-sided where your old one was dual-sided, which might theoretically cause some compatibility issues.

Hynix (v5.xx) and Samsung (v4.xx) versions would overclock better, but chances are - you'll never find them on bins as low as 1600C9.

Thanks for your input. I totally agree with you. As I have posted on another forum:
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I also have reason to believe that Micron is a reliable manufacturer of IC as they make AMAZING SSDs (Crucial M4). The exact same goes for Samsung (830 & 840 Pro), so I also have reason to believe Samsung IC would be good.

On the other hand, I have never even heard of Elpida. Although I have heard of both Nanya and Hynix, I have no idea of either's performance and reliability records. But I have seen a review of the 1866C9 ver8.16 and they were VERY bad.

I was really hoping to get some Hynix on the 1866C9 review, they said the ver5.11 are good, but now that you said I would have a no chance of getting Hynix with 1600C9... sadface.
Edited by leslieliang - 3/7/13 at 7:24am
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