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hypers is short for elpida hypers and they are the memory IC on the ram (google if you are not sure), i'm not too knowledgeable in computer hardware but what I do know is that they are generally high-end ICs that allow for much tighter timings or higher frequency compared to other IC brands.

For example, an elpida hyper IC could probably run that ram at 6-6-6-18-1T @ 1600MHz or probably even tighter but note that any Corsair ram which have tRCD timings (basically the 2nd number in the timings, 8-9-8-24) that are 1 above the rest generally do not contain elpida hyper ICs.

I checked with Corsair forums after I bought my ram and they helped me confirm that the particular model of ram that you are buying has ICs made by PSC, hence the reason why it is cheaper than other high-end ram from Corsair that are hypers (got my 4gb for around $185 CAD before tax, top end hypers from Corsair are usually around $150+ per 2gb stick).

If you are unsure whether or not you got hypers or ram made by PSC, you can go here: http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68811 and check the version number found on the back of the ram to see which IC it has.

Whew, hoped this cleared things up
Very knowledgeable post, thanks.
    
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For example, an elpida hyper IC could probably run that ram at 6-6-6-18-1T @ 1600MHz or probably even tighter but note that any Corsair ram which have tRCD timings (basically the 2nd number in the timings, 8-9-8-24) that are 1 above the rest generally do not contain elpida hyper ICs.

If you are unsure whether or not you got hypers or ram made by PSC, you can go here: http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68811 and check the version number found on the back of the ram to see which IC it has.

Whew, hoped this cleared things up

I have considered these -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145317

And they follow suite, to not being "hypers" - ie. second timing is a 9, one more higher than the first.

Does the version number vary from set/kit to kit? Like if I ordered the set above, would there be a chance it's a "hyper"?


None of the Dominators/GT's I have considered are "hypers", but then again they are not triple channel either..



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I have considered these -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145317

And they follow suite, to not being "hypers" - ie. second timing is a 9, one more higher than the first.

Does the version number vary from set/kit to kit? Like if I ordered the set above, would there be a chance it's a "hyper"?


None of the Dominators/GT's I have considered are "hypers", but then again they are not triple channel either..



Thanks for your help..
Well I also brought that up at Corsair's forums and I am pretty sure at this time, the version number does not vary from set to set. I only own 1 set so I cannot absolutely confirm this but I think it wouldn't make sense for Corsair to make the same model of ram with different ICs.

However, I read a small article on this and it basically stated that most of Corair's previous ram in the Dominator GT line used hyper ICs. Due to manufacturing costs and high failure rates, Corsair decided to stop shipping ram with hyper ICs and instead oped for cheaper ICs such as ones made by PSC.

The old ram had model numbers that started with TR3 but i'm pretty sure they are discontinued now since most retailers have the model starting with CMG or CMT (mines is CMG).

Article: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/...ida-hyper-ics/
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They did briefly produce dom gt kits with hypers that had the cmg prefix, you can tell the difference in the stock timings though. I have a cmg 1866 c7 kit with the hyper ICs.
    
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