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Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:24 am

Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 memory modules are designed with enthusiasts in mind. The kit we have today is an 8GB (2x4GB dual channel) 1600MHz memory kit which features 9-9-9-24 timings at only 1.5 Volts. Cerulean Blue aluminum heat spreaders help dissipate heat, and provide the aggressive look that you want in your gaming rig. This kit was designed for Intel Sandy Bridge processors and it will be interesting to see how it does!

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The Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 memory kit comes in what Corsair calls "Cerulean Blue", which Corsair claims is designed to match the color found on motherboards supporting 2nd Generation Intel Core Sandy Bridge processors. To our eyes, this particular shade of blue is only found on ASUS motherboards, although other manufacturers such as Gigabyte and MSI do offer motherboards with blue accents.


Article Title: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review
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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby FZ1 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:35 am

Wow, $52. I have set of these and I love the blue.
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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby jebo_4jc » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:20 pm

Newegg knocked another couple bucks off them. They're $49.99 now

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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:51 pm

FZ1 wrote:Wow, $52. I have set of these and I love the blue.


are you running them at 1T or 2T?

I've got my Corsair XMS CMX4GX3M2A1600C8s running at 1600/8-8-8-24 T1 unganged in my Giga785 board so I assume you can do the same if these are even better. I've never OCd them to the 1833 though, I thought I read that tighter timings could be better than higher clockspeeds.
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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby jebo_4jc » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:54 pm

Kaos Kid wrote:
FZ1 wrote:Wow, $52. I have set of these and I love the blue.


are you running them at 1T or 2T?

I've got my Corsair XMS CMX4GX3M2A1600C8s running at 1600/8-8-8-24 T1 unganged in my Giga785 board so I assume you can do the same if these are even better.
I was not able to tighten these down to Cas 8 with any stability.

I've never OCd them to the 1833 though, I thought I read that tighter timings could be better than higher clockspeeds.
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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Sttm » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:27 pm

I'm really tempted to buy a 2nd set now for $50, but I dont know if I will get much out of 16gb of ram over 8gb. Awesome ram though, and I love the Blue color!
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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby jebo_4jc » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:30 pm

It sounds like the best think Corsair did to these modules is the blue heatspreader!
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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby FZ1 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:03 pm

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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby sbohdan » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:46 pm

I have no idea why a 20MB/s RAM kit would be considered enthusiast grade? The price is nice for 8GB but that merely makes it budget, not enthusiast. Enthusiast would be 2133Mhz and above with OC potential and possibly tight timing (even though timing doesn't play much role with the sandybridge platform).

So can someone explain to me why is a 1600Mhz kit named enthusiast?
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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby Tator Tot » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:00 pm

sbohdan wrote:I have no idea why a 20MB/s RAM kit would be considered enthusiast grade? The price is nice for 8GB but that merely makes it budget, not enthusiast. Enthusiast would be 2133Mhz and above with OC potential and possibly tight timing (even though timing doesn't play much role with the sandybridge platform).

So can someone explain to me why is a 1600Mhz kit named enthusiast?


Because they call everything enthusiast when they put a fancy heat-spreader on the stick.
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Re: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Memory Kit Review

Postby sbohdan » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:47 pm

Tator Tot wrote:
sbohdan wrote:I have no idea why a 20MB/s RAM kit would be considered enthusiast grade? The price is nice for 8GB but that merely makes it budget, not enthusiast. Enthusiast would be 2133Mhz and above with OC potential and possibly tight timing (even though timing doesn't play much role with the sandybridge platform).

So can someone explain to me why is a 1600Mhz kit named enthusiast?


Because they call everything enthusiast when they put a fancy heat-spreader on the stick.


I don't mean to be a party pooper but fancy looks don't mean s**t. Performance does. Anyway beside not being an enthusiast RAM, this kit is still a very nice one for a budget rig :rolleyes:
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