Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory (CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B) Review

Review: 5/5
Perfect, Not a Single Problem, Heat Dissipating Fenders (but check for room in your system).

Works perfectly for me without a single blue screen or crash of any sort in over 3 months using these. These are the high profile version of the chip that adds aluminum heat dissipating fenders. I recommend them if you have the room. There is also a low profile version of the same chip without the fenders. If you check the Corsair site, it explains more behind the value of their fenders, so I believe there is a reason to them, especially if Corsair went out of their way to offer both. So if you have the room, as they aren’t remotely in the way of anything on my board, I’d go with them as heat is the enemy inside of a computer. But check for room. If you need to hang cards over them, you’ll need the low profile version.

Do check for the memory architecture used by your processor, and is probably repeated by the motherboard, which is to say if you need dual channel versus quad channel or tri-channel. These Vengeance Blue are targeted to the 2nd gen Intel chips, i5/i7-2xxx, all of which (that I know of) use dual channel. I believe quad channel can run in a dual channel mode, but I’d recommend just pairing the exact architecture with the right chips, especially at the price of memory as you are unlikely to reuse in a system years from now which by then, and I don’t know if I trust the compatibility mode. For example, some AMD cpus use quad channel, and some high end Intel chips use tri-channel, and cannot use these. But I have the Intel i7-2600K and these are a perfect match.

These are PC1600 but are compatible with the PC1333 qualifications of many. It will run at the PC1333 speed if that is what your processor uses, such as is the i7-2600K that I have. There is no harm in over qualifying for speed, but you don’t want to under qualify if you need higher. You can check the CPU facts or motherboard facts in the manuals or on the manufacturer website.

Product Title: Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B

Comments

NuBmeathax says:

Where is your video card/ Did you take it out to better show the RAM?

iyfranco151 says:

DDR3 runs at 1333 by default, but they will run @ 1600 (yours) after you turn on the XMP on your bios,

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