Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 Cas9 ReviewRJR - December 20, 2010
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The norm today in memory is 4 GB kits, but that's changing rapidly now too. With the advent of 64-bit operating systems becoming the de facto standard (which really necessitates a requirement for more and faster RAM) the memory manufacturers are making more and more kits available between the 8 - 24 GB sizes. Also, with more people editing pictures and videos on their computers today, it's nice to have the extra RAM available when needed.
Today we will take a look at the Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2X4GB) kit rated to run at DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800) with stock rated timings of 9-9-9-24 @ 1.5v. The memory incorporates a rather tall thin aluminum heat-sink to control the heat output of the modules.
The memory came in an outer box with inner individual clam shell containers securing each stick of RAM. The outer box just gives you the name, picture and states a few facts about the particular RAM, like "DDR3", "8GB", pictures stating compatibility with AMD Phenom II and Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors.The back of the package just states "Includes heatsink to optimize performance and reliability, Limited Lifetime warranty, except where prohibited by law." and the model number and bar code.
Here you can see the individual clam shell packaging that holds each RAM module securely in place.
Here we see the actual RAM modules themselves. You can see the fairly high aluminum heat-sinks that are used by Corsair on these sticks. The heat-sinks are approximately 7/8" (22mm) above the PCB. The model number and RAM details are found on the back of each stick of RAM.
Let's take a look at how this memory performs.