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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid RAM Stable at 1866, April 26, 2011
This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz PC3 12800 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9) (Personal Computers)
I used this RAM on a build with an AsRock p67p4 Extreme and an ASUS Sabertooth P67 motherboard. On both builds, the RAM worked very well and ran with stability at 1866Mhz with the stock 1.5v. I did not test any higher frequency as the performance gains were minimal(even from 1600 to 1866). This is nice RAM however beware on some motherboards the fins can be obstructed by some of the larger CPU coolers- yet most will work perfectly.

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Initial post: May 18, 2011 11:18:10 AM PDT
ben says:
hi and thanks for offering to help, what i have is a gateway 6850-51u basically stock except for a x25 SSD, my question is 1-if i buy this will it be a plug and play installation, 2 will it help with the quickness of loading programs, and opening up different windows, im a stock trader, thanks alot for your help.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2011 3:36:47 PM PDT
T. R. Kanavy says:
@ ben

I looked up your computer based on it's model, it appears it has 8Gb of RAM installed. If you had only 2 or 3GB, the upgrade would likely be worth the investment. However, if you merely wanted to change out to a faster RAM (like from 800mhz to 1600 mhz) the difference on your laptop would be fairly nominal.

If you do upgrade be sure you get notebook specific memory, as a stick like these Corsairs's will only fit inside a desktop.

If you want to check your RAM usage open all your trading programs (I.E. ninja trader, or whatever programs you may use), then open your resource monitor, Click START, type resource monitor in the box, click resource monitor, click memory and you can see if it's all being used. If you have 8gb that is fairly unlikely to be the case.

Hope that helps-

Tim

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 10:37:45 AM PDT
Tony Chun says:
When you OC'd this ram from 1600Mhz to 1866Mhz at 1.5v (stock voltage) -- did you keep the stock timings of 9-9-9-24? Or did you have to loosen the timings? Or were you able to OC and tighten the timings?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2011 2:05:07 PM PDT
T. R. Kanavy says:
Tony,

I kept the timings stock. I imagine if you were to go beyond 1866 you would need to loosen them, however. I had one system that was not 100% stable with those timings at 1866. I did not bother to loosen the timings and re-try, because the overall performance difference was so nominal.

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 7:43:41 AM PDT
T. Nelson says:
Hey T.R, I have a hp P6620f computer had 6 gig of ram upgraded to these 8 gig how do u overclock to make faster or do I really need too? Thanks for your help...T Nelson

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2011 4:57:11 PM PDT
G. Girard says:
I have a high end X58 motherboard, but the slots are close together. I have three slots filled and I want to get three more sticks of memory like this to use in triple channel mode. But even in the pictures it looks like they use two slots. I mean it doesn't look like two of these sticks will fit in two adjacent slots. What do you think?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2011 2:54:20 AM PDT
T. R. Kanavy says:
G. Girard-

These should fit in your RAM slots without any issues. They are perhaps a little robust in terms of height, but are still relatively narrow.

However, if you are running triple-channel memory, you'll want to avoid this particular kit as they are dual channel. Also, do you have three slots filled with 4GB each, for a total of 12GB? I would make sure you actually need more than 12GB- which is quite rare. Performance generally suffers slightly with unused RAM past 6-8GB. If you do a lot of intense applications that require 10+GB of RAM, you may want to pick up a kit, like Gskillz 24GB kit, so the RAM is designed to sync and play nice :)

Tim-

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2011 3:00:16 AM PDT
T. R. Kanavy says:
T. Nelson-

Sorry I missed your comment, normally I try to respond much more quickly! The performance increase from overclocking RAM at this level is rather pathetic. I would leave this kit stock for longevity purposes, after all they are all ready running pretty darn fast! I have mine at 1866, but it's hardly worth messing with your BIOS for the ultra-mild performance increase and possible stability problems.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2011 5:05:03 AM PDT
ben says:
what exactly is the increase in performance? when i click on a program will it load quicker?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2011 10:19:53 AM PDT
T. Nelson says:
Ok thank you very muck T.R. Kanavy..and so over clocking the C.P.U I should not want to touch because, is it as fast as it's going to get...T
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