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Difference Between these two Corsiar RAM Sets?

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Short story I had purchased some RAM from someone and it came in the mail today.

What was listed on the thread as the model number is: CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 and what I received was: CML16GX3M4A1600C9

Spec wise they seem the same, one being listed as Dual channel the other as quad channel. I assume the low profile ones aren't as good cooling wise as the other?

Just wanting to know if there's any relevant difference between the two sets, was frustrating working with the guy so I'm a bit annoyed after the fact that I got something different.

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Edited by DarkMasterMX - 8/26/13 at 4:41pm
    
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Memory compatibility is a tricky issue.

If you plan on using all that memory together there may be issues.

While the published specs are the same, Corsair, like all memory manufacturers randomly changes suppliers for their memory ICs (the small black squares on the sticks). While the "Published" specs may be the same before and after the change, the full specs (and hence comparability with each other) may be different. Corsair designates these changes by adding a "Revision Number" at the end of the spec ie Rev 1.2, rev 2.2, etc.

You have to go to the Forum on the Corsair website and look at what ICs (DDR3 IC Inquiry) your two kinds of sticks have. It they are the same, you're golden, if not...meh!
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I Looked at them all and they're all the same revision. TBH it looked like the package was sealed as if the ram was nib.

So I guess the end question is there a difference per say in the performance of the two different sets of ram? Not sure if quad/dual makes a difference on my p67-ud4 board?
Edited by DarkMasterMX - 8/26/13 at 8:52pm
    
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If all the sticks are the same spec, and they all use the same ICs (ie same Rev. # ...you did look it up?) then they are identical.

Looks like someone just broke up some matched sets.

If you really want to be sure, download Thiaphoon Burner and have a look at all the timings.
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