There are lots of good reviews on this product, I just wanted to add that it works on my MSI 790GX-G65 and an AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition. I'm using it with 4GB of Corsair (same model but less capacity), for a total of 12 Gb. No problems - just install and let it rip! I am not overclocking anything, and the CPU cooling is stock.
EDIT: I am now using this with an ASUS Sabertooth 990 FX motherboard and AMD Phenom II X6 1100T, and it works fine.
on September 20, 2011
My Dell 9100 had 6 x 2GB memory which I chose to upgrade to 6 x 4 GB, admittedly overkill, but I deal with large graphics files, often open contemporaneously in Photoshop CS5 and when edited, frequently, in 16 bit color, reach over 1 GB in size. Also, I often work with Illustrator open at the same time, so memory resources can be challenged. With large amounts of RAM, less is relegated to the much slower virtual memory on the hard disk.
When I installed the two 3 x 4 GB kits, the computer booted normally and worked well in all respects, both cold and hot; however, interestingly, the memory(as a whole) did not pass the Windows 7 Memory Diagnostics test. I'm not sure what this means since usually faulty memory causes crashes or will not even allow the machine to boot. I did not try the "memory dance" to isolate which sticks were perhaps suboptimal, but rather I decided to return the whole order as defective and request a replacement. I have to congratulate Amazon for facilitating the exchange, mailing out the replacement memory within one business day with no shipping charge, and accepting the return their prepaid shipping via UPS to them.
The replacement memory also functioned perfectly normally, and passed the diagnostics as well, so I suspect there was probably some minor defect in one or more of the initial modules which might have more likely led to failure down the line, but I do not know that for certain.
Corsair is a first line brand of memory so that customers should not feel that this ridiculously low price is indicative of "bargain basement" type of hardware. Any batch of RAM can have an occasional bad module, and is no reason to demote the value of the product. It is truly unbelievable how the cost of quality RAM has dropped precipitously over the past several years, as I clearly remember 1 GB sticks of slower memory costing several hundreds of dollars apiece not that long ago! It was really a cost/benefit analysis in those days, whereas now you can pretty much decide how much memory you need with little consideration of differential cost.
IMPORTANT: For those of you who have Win 7 Home Premium, please be advised that you will have to spend $89 to upgrade to the Professional Version(already installed, needing a key to unlock), if, after your purchase, you have more than 16 GB installed, and want to have all the memory accessible, since Home will address only 16 GB maximum. It will work perfectly well without the upgrade,however, with the aforementioned limitation. So, you may need to factor that additional cost into your purchase price if this be applicable. Just please be advised when you note in the Task Manager, or System splash screen that not all your memory in the larger installed capacities is available as expected in Win Home, that it doesn't mean the memory is faulty! There is a great deal of misleading information about this in various internet forums. As aforementioned, in almost all cases, the solution is easy. I hope this explanation is helpful, if you are not already aware of this.
BOTTOM LINE: Product well recommended, and kudos to Amazon's customer service!
on February 27, 2011
As described in the other reviews, this RAM is great.
Just adding my AMD Mobo to the list:
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
I have a feeling Corsair's quality just shines through on these as this was not on the QVL (which can be especially important on AMD boards) but works perfectly. (With this, and other instances.) Bought 8gb more to work with and eventually move over to the...
ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
I'll be getting in a bit. I may pump both up to 16gb, or let it go. But at least I have a choice. (Despite QVL's maxing out at 8gb.)
Corsair = Total Sweetness.
The negative to keep in mind is that if you put 2 sets in for 16gb, they won't be perfectly "tuned" to each other. So absolute speed might(will?) suffer. But realistically not enough to mean anything. (At least in my limited testing. If it matters to you, they're some 4 stick packs available, but I don't know if they're the same. CMP & CMZ vs CMX.)
on March 29, 2011
Great price for great performing memory. Ordered from Amazon so I didn't have to worry about receiving faulty sticks like other merchants. To make sure though, I memtest'd it before proceeding with the rest of my build.
It got a 7.6 rating on Windows experience in Windows 7. I'm happy!
I used this in an MSI P67A-G55 motherboard along with an Intel i5-2500k processor.
Good RAM, good price. I upgraded from a PC2700 Athlon XP computer built in 2004 so I haven't had any recent experience with the newer modules. You might be able to get better priced memory for the price but I'm glad I stuck with Corsair.
on October 2, 2012
We have 3 machines we almost identical specs running here, and when we discovered our server needed some new ram, I was worried it was another trip to the local frys for 120 dollar kit set, to get home and discover it was broken (has happened to me twice now) figured I'd give amazon a shake for ram, and found this 4gb stick, which is identical to the sticks used in the two 16gig kits we'd purchased prior for considerably more. I was half expecting broken dimms or worse the wrong item. what I got was a surprise in that the 3 I ordered were in factory sealed boxes, shipped with plenty of bubble wrap and overall I was very happen..
For those thinking of buying these... I suggest them. The XMS3 ram from corsair seems at least to me to be some of the best you can get. and its rarely processor dependent, which some ram is.. watch out for those "Designed for" logos if your looking for upgrades.. there is a corsair ram (XMS5) that is specific for Intel processors and can actually damage AMD chip sets if your not careful.