Reviews and Problems with Corsair CMD8GX3M2A1866C9
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Robert D., Newegg
1 week ago
Summary: This has been a fair unbiased review. I have been an A+ certified technician since 2000. I have been building gaming systems for years. Never have I ever had an issue like this where I have had so many bad parts from one vendor in my history of building computers. The MASSIVE inconvenience cost me more money than I wanted to spend because all of these parts have a limited return policy.
Pros: Haven't died yet in comparison to the other parts I purchased from Corsair.
Cons: Up till now I have been a hard core Corsair supporter until my last purchase. I built a new machine from ground up. And all but 1 of my Corsair branded items were defective in one way or another. I ended up shipping most of it back and getting different branded items. I will List below what I purchased from Corsair and what I ended up replacing it with. In summary Corsiar has lost a customer. I will no longer hold Corsair in high esteem. They must have changed the man...
Summary: I have never had a problem with Corsair memory and as such is the reason I chose this. I am kind of disappointed that it's unstable at stock speed, although I planned on overclocking this memory anyway. If you want to overclock the heck out of memory then this is for you, but if you don't then stay away.
Pros: Beautifully simple design with lights that aren't overly bright. Top part of heatsink can be removed to fit under large CPU coolers. Overclocks extremely well...almost too well. (See other thoughts)
Cons: Very unstable at stock speed. My PC freezes every time I run a stress test.
Summary: Even though the windows score is essentially a "C" these things are amazing. And I'm happy with them, so doesn't that matter? But seriously Corsair, when or where can I get those light strips?
Pros: Nice lights, even though they're white, not blue, they still work fine. Fast decently priced ram.
Cons: When are the light bars going to come out? I can't find them anywhere, unless I'm just blind. Also windows 8 rates this at 7.9. I thought it would be higher, as it goes up to 9.9.
Summary: For those of you complaining that the RAM won't run at 1866 -- For AMD systems, outside of their FX series, most AMD chips will only run RAM at 1600, not 1866. I've got a 1090T and without overclocking the FSB, I can only do 1600 on my Sabertooth 990FX. I knew this going in, I bought these for a future upgrade to a Vischera, which will let the RAM run at 1866. Always check to see if your CPU AND motherboard can run 1866 RAM if you want it to run at 1866 not 1600!
Pros: Top quality, and you can tell before you even take it out of the package. The heatsinks are heavy because they're made of good materials. The clocks easily set, will run at 1T command rate no problem, and they overclock very well.
Cons: They can be a bit temperamental on 990FX boards. Not a huge deal, not hard to get past, but yeah they can act strange at first.
Summary: Installed with XMP settings, no problems. Running smooth and will buy another set soon! These look so good in my Asus Sabertooth Z77 motherboard. First time using Corsair ram and I am very happy with them so far. They are rather tall and some may run into problems with CPU cooler clearance, but I am watercooling and have no worries there.
Summary: Hopeful for Cl8/1866, will update my review when I've had time to tighten the timings.
Pros: Big, solid sticks. Feels like a quality product.
Cons: Had some issues initially getting 2 of these kits to POST on my X79 system. Had to reseat the sticks 4 or 5 times to get all 4 sticks to pair. Can't dock an egg since this isn't a Quad Channel kit; and it didn't turn out to be a problem--but they are working now.