Reviews and Problems with Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9
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Bad Quality Checks from the Manufacturer, DOA
4 weeks ago
Summary: I have been building PCs for over 10 years and this is the 1st time I have a bad experience with RAM. My machine has 2x4GB of RAM of the same model as this (but older revision, bought the kit 3-4 years ago).
Summary: I think going with companies that specialize in a particular component is the way to go from here on out. I have a corsair case, should probably skip the corsair memory.
Pros: Worked okay for a while. Got the system up and running. My guess is I just got a bad set but, can't give more than 1 egg because of my personal experience.
Cons: Constantly rebooting, weird gremlins, system constantly blue screens with nothing specific, no particular program affecting with boot correlations or anything I could detect through testing in safe mode. Switched memory to kingston and all problems solved. Sucks to have to buy components twice bu...
Summary: Memory failed with row hammer errors in Memtest right out of the box and at default settings. Even when underclocked down to 1333MHz both modules failed. This problem appears to be rather widespread and not limited to just Corsair, Wikipedia has a good writeup for those interested.
Pros: May work at desired 1600Mz if installed as stand alone memory.
Cons: If combined with existing Apple memory modules, all modules now show running at a slower 1333Mz vs the origional 1600Mz. All chips state on the physical chip they are 1600Mz, PC3 (12800). Researched on Mac Rumors and there is discussion this is due to the mismatch in CL latency (these SDRAMs show...
Pros: Worked as expected........ for about a week.
Cons: After a week, started getting memory errors and then progressively more frequent "blue screen" shutdowns. Subsequent testing revealed one of the two memory sticks was defective. Have RMA'd. Awaiting replacement. Disappointed by the lack of reliability and hassle of replacement.
Cons: I enabled XMP mode in my bios to get the sticks to run at 1600mhz. The motherboard detected the timings correctly. However, every few hours windows would crash. I disabled XMP to stop the crashes. It's seems the ram I received is not stable at the advertised speed.