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Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:29 pm

Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

The TW3X2G1600C9DHXNV memory kit is the first and only Corsair memory kit that uses Samsung based memory ICs. That gives this kit a leg up over other companies as it is offering the latest in memory ICs. This specific memory kit has been verified to operate at 1600MHz at latencies of 9-9-9-24 at 1.8V VDIMM by Corsair, but as you will see later in our article you can pull off timings of 6-7-6-18 at 1600MHz with some extra voltage.

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The Corsair TW3X4G1600C9DFNV memory kit was found to be a solid performing memory kit that was a joy to work with and overclock as it did nearly everything I wanted it to do. This was my first time trying out the Samsung ICs and I'm very impressed by what they can do when it comes to both frequency and timings. They do seem to like a ton of voltage, which might scare some off, but for others it won't be a big deal.


Article Title: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby martini161 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:59 pm

looks like there finally starting to get cheap :-k a set of these with a new mobo will probably be my next upgrade.
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Bio-Hazard » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:35 pm

It'd be nice if I had the cash to put a set of that Corsair in my current rig, been wanting 4 gigs of ram for a while now............. :|
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby martini161 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:06 pm

couldnt you just get a set of 4gb of ddr2? there only about 80 bucks or so now
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:48 pm

Sure DDR2 works fine and is cheaper on those platforms, but DDR3 is the way of the future and is starting to gain steam to be honest. The nForce 790i SLI helped out in recent months and when Nehalem launches in a couple months with Intel X58 Express based motherboards it will only gain more in popularity and prices will come down more. DDR3 is looking great and the next time I update my personal system is will be DDR3 without a doubt.
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby martini161 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:04 pm

me to, im just saying getting ddr2 would be a cheap way to hold him over until prices come down
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby gwolfman » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:48 am

Apoptosis wrote:Sure DDR2 works fine and is cheaper on those platforms, but DDR3 is the way of the future and is starting to gain steam to be honest. The nForce 790i SLI helped out in recent months and when Nehalem launches in a couple months with Intel X58 Express based motherboards it will only gain more in popularity and prices will come down more. DDR3 is looking great and the next time I update my personal system is will be DDR3 without a doubt.

I second that motion. I'm in the same boat. My next upgrade will be Nehalem with DDR3 of course since I think DDR2 is not supported on the platform. By the time I upgrade though, sometime late this year through mid next year, I'm sure there will be better pricing, options, speeds, and timings. So I'm happy to see this opens the door for better products which should be out by the time I'm ready to buy/upgrade. :supz: Nice move Corsair :P
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby F.stop » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:51 am

hi Apoptosis
loved the review :)
do you know what the ic chips of the cheaper TW3X4G1600C9DHX kit are? i would have thought they were the same, been looking for info for a while but no-ones had a look.id appreciate clarification because i cant afford get the nv kit so im thinking of buying this kit.
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:33 pm

they would be Micron!
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby F.stop » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:10 pm

ok, i think your right
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:14 am

F.stop wrote:ok, i think your right


no thinking... I'm 100% certain :)
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Zertz » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:08 am

Didn't they switch certain kits to Samsung IC's?
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Re: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:17 am

Zertz wrote:Didn't they switch certain kits to Samsung IC's?



Just this one... Now sure on the newly announced 2133MHz kit though as that just got announced last week and I don't have a sample yet.
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