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66 of 74 people found the following review helpful
Update (11/15/14): It has now been two years since I installed two pairs of these memory modules in my home-built computer (4 DIMMS, for a total of 32 GB). The memory has operated flawlessly. I am shocked that the price has doubled since I bought it.

I installed four of these memory modules in my new computer. They are working just fine. I ran a (self-repeating) memory test for over 24 hours prior to loading the operating system.

Before you order memory modules, you should review the webpage and "User Guide" for your motherboard. I recently built a new computer using the ASUS Maximus V FORMULA LGA 1155 Intel Z77 Extended ATX DDR3 2800 PCIe 3.0 HDMI SupremeFX IV Audio Motherboard. The ASUS website (quite conveniently) provides a Qualified Vendor Lists (QVL) of compatible memory for this motherboard (although it may not be up-to-date for 8GB modules). Your motherboard's vendor may have a similar list.

If you purchased a ready-built computer, then look on the manufacturer's website to verify that you are purchasing the correct memory. For example, if you purchased your computer from the biggest computer maker, then log-on to your account, enter the Service Tag number for your computer, and then find the memory requirements. Or, you could just call and ask.

My computer's motherboard requires (1.5 volt) DDR3 dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs), installed in "matched sets" for "dual channel" function. My motherboard's "User Guide" recommends installing DIMMs from the same vendor, with the same CAS latency, and of the same version or date code (D/C). Because of this recommendations, and because these memory modules were ridiculously inexpensive when I bought them, I went ahead and installed the maximum memory of four 8 GB DIMMs (32 GB). You can buy this memory with one pair of DIMMs or two pairs of DIMMs: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10) or Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10).

If you are interested in over-clocking memory, then you might want to research (1.5 volt) DDR3 DIMMs with higher clock ratings (i.e., 1866 MHz, 2000 MHz, 2133 MHz, and 2400 MHz). Naturally, I wanted the 2400 MHz memory; but I decided to try the much cheaper 1600 MHz memory first.

Please note: If you are only installing two DIMMS, you may need to install them in only two specific slots on the mother board (i.e., you can't just install them in any two slots). Check the "User Guide" for your motherboard to ensure that you are inserting the DIMMs in the correct slots. Of course, if you fill all slots with "matching" DIMMs, this will not be a concern.

No matter how much physical memory you install, your copy of the Windows operating system may limit how much memory your computer can use. The 32 bit versions of Windows can only address a maximum of 4 GB of memory, with only (about) 3.5 GB of that usable.

Windows 64 bit memory limits:
- Windows 8 Professional: 512 GB
- Windows 8: 128 GB
- Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate: 192 GB
- Windows Vista Ultimate: 128 GB
- Windows 7 or Windows Vista Home Premium: 16 GB
- Windows 7 or Windows Vista Home Basic: 8 GB

Lastly, I recommend that you run a memory test on your newly-installed memory. I used Memtest86+ (it's free). Extract the image (iso) file from the ZIP file, and then create a bootable CD by burning disc from image (do NOT copy the iso file to CD, burn disc from image). I ran this memory test prior to loading the operating system.
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65 of 75 people found the following review helpful
on June 1, 2012
I picked two sets of these up to upgrade my home PC to 32GB of RAM. At first they wouldn't run as my ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe/GEN3 needed a BIOS upgrade, but as soon as I upgraded to the latest version of the BIOS for my system (3304), everything on this RAM worked great - so chalk that up to an archaic BIOS. Once that was done, I was hitting the 1600 speeds I should see normally. Performance has been great, hitting the top level on the Windows scores. Very happy with it, the chips aren't too huge (even though those fins on the heatsinks look like they are,) people with small cases might want to beware, they are rather tall.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2012
I'm running 4 sticks of this memory (two 2x8GB kits = total 32GB) in my Windows 7 (64 bit) machine with no problems. I've used Corsair memory for several years and I also use their SSD's on several home desktops and laptops. I recommend Corsair products.

UPDATE - if you're looking at this review you'll have to decide whether the comment made by a certain individual is of any value. Apparently this person thinks my review is misleading and I'm lucky the memory works for me. I'm simply reporting a positive experience from using 2 sets of the Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz PC3 240 Pin DIMM Memory CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 - didn't want to bore anyone with the specifics of the build. The person making the comment appears to be using a stupid sexual reference pseudonym (won't even use his/her real name) and as best I can tell likes to make negative comments about reviews rather than offering information about a product.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2013
I don't see how this has a low rating but the black version has 5 stars!?! THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE EXCEPT THESE ARE PAINTED BLUE INSTEAD OF BLACK.

I just built a high-end Gaming rig and used this Blue 1600MHz Vengeance (bought from newegg), It performs great with no problems.

Corsair Vengeance is top quality RAM used for Gaming and high end builds by EVERYONE.

Don't listen to these negative reviews, if your color PC scheme is blue....get the blue SMH. There should be a IQ test before these reviews.
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48 of 63 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2012
I got two sticks for my Asus p9x79. At first install, perfect. All bench tests show 1600, etc. Then after two weeks, I notice that they are showing in BIOS as 1300 ??? My PCMARK went down accordingly. Then one day, after another almost 2 weeks, I saw Windows reporting 12 GB !!??? WTF ? BIOS also !!!

Flashed BIOS, reset cmos, etc - still 12 GB. Started swapping mem boards and slots, found that one of the pair was showing as 4GB / 1300 no matter what slot ( the other stayed at 8GB / 1600 as it should, in all slots tested ) both by itself and as part of the pair !

Amazon is great as always, shipped the replacement out overnight, no charge. So I didn't have to go through Corsair's RMA wait times, and costs.

Make sure to burn these in WELL ( linpak, P-95, etc ) in your first month ! I give them 4 stars here on the assumption that this was a fluke, they have a good rep.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2013
Running 32 GB with these babies. Zero errors in every test I ran. Nice and roomy here now. Because I tend to leave Chrome windows open I am usually using around 50% of my ram at any given time before running any Games or Apps.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2013
I highly recommend spending the money on an upgrade. I went from 4GB to 16 GB and all of those hiccups during gaming or just basic use are gone! The heat sinks look great and has actually dropped the memory temp compared the heatspreaders on the previous memory. This has breathed new life into my 3.5 yr old computer.

Windows 7 64 bit
Antec 900 Case
ASUS P6T Motherboard
Intel i7 920 2.66ghz
*******REMOVED******2 x 2GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600
*******ADDED********2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
Rosewill RX950-S-B Power Supply
Sapphire Radeon HD6950
WD3000 Velociraptor 300GB HDD
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36 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2012
First let me state that the only other review as I write this believes that Amazon should be clairvoyant and know what type of computer he/she has! Do your homework!

These DIMMs are running great in my home built gaming machine. In an afterthought I would have bought 2200's instead of 1600. Right now I'm seeing a WindoZ experience of 7.8 with these DIMMs.

It's also especially nice having only two DIMMs for 16gig. It leaves room for large CPU heatsinks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2013
This is very nice memory. The price was reasonable and the memory was FAST! I tested it with memtest and it tested out perfectly. I will buy more when I need it.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I bought this item to build my first true "Monster PC". 16gb is awesome but 32gb is just rediculous and at a great price. Corsair is a leader in the market and I highly recommend this bang-for-the-buck item.
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