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XMS3 1600mhz C7 NON dominator, anyone had luck?

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I am talking about this RAM:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0328290

Cas 7,8,7, 20

its $89 at newegg, so i can get it for $89. Do you guys thing this kit will do over 2000mhz? it looks like old, as its not dominator but has the same spec. It will be for a benching only system, and my latency calculations says this will beat out 2000mhz ram at c9, especialy becuase the test platform only allows for 1600mhz,1866mhz, and 2133mhz ram and upwards. 2000mhz is NOT an option so i am returning an ADATA 2000mhz c9 kit and going to get this.

The newegg reviews say that they wont run at those specs??? only some say that, BUT they are all coincidentally on AMD systems! hahah, and many say it runs great on Intel systems. but I know this processors ICM can handle it, as it handles 2000mhz memory at 1866 without voltage increase.

What do you guys think? Will it work? how will it OC? Its either this OR a pack of Crucial ballistix 1600mhz Cas 8, which is a bit cheaper, or some OCZ 1600mhz at cas 7 but 7,8,8,20. besides i hate oCZ.
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my XMS3 (1600MHz cas9) runs fine at 1.65v. It isnt the greatest, but it does it's job.
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I wouldn't expect it to be better than your cas 9 2000
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