Summary: Awesome memory, the best I've ever had in many ways. Simply took the old memory sticks out and popped these in and Windows 7 Home Premium immediately recognized the new memory. Also, this memory is low profile which means that it doesn't have oversized heat spreaders that can create problems when trying to install bulky after-market (non-stock) CPU coolers.
Summary: Hi i used this with my newest custom build as my after market CPU cooler extends over my RAM slots on my motherboard, because of this i had to go with "lower heatsink" Memory cards. I looked for weeks for RAM that had no heatsinks on them, stumbled accross this Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory... 2months later having a blue screen error which translated to a RAM problem.
Summary: I bought these because of the great reviews, I saw a bunch at micro center after purchasing them, I think these are more practical than the ones with a loud heatsink...Low profile is the only profile for me.
awesome ram if you're looking for a low profile type.
francisco guerrero, Amazon
26 April 2014
Summary: i really wanted the bigger version of this RAM that had the vents on top but they wouldn't fit because of my cpu cooler hovers over the first slot. so i decided to go with this one and i'm very happy with it. clicks right in, only problem is you need to go into your BIOS and set it to the right mhz. other than that, you just can't go wrong with Corsair period.