Reviews and Problems with Corsair CMP12GX3M3A1600C9
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Memory working fine, fans not so fine
William L., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Pros: Newegg was great item arrived in 4 days in good shape. Memory installed easily, no issues works as advertised.
Cons: Cooling fans really noisy when brand new. My system is primarily water cooled with two 220 mm case fans running slowly, its very quiet. Was not prepared for the amount of noise the Airflow Pro fans made. Now after almost one month when first turned on the fans are making noises like the bearings ...
Summary: When I bought it, this kit cost me just over $300. For the current $110 price tag, these are great modules.
Pros: I bought this over 5 years ago in 2010 (it's now 2016) and it's still going strong; no issues at all with the RAM Fan got really loud (bearing went bad), but still worked; Corsair RMA'ed it without any issue and sent me a new one.
Summary: Unbelievable that Corsair can a product (or part of their products anyway) fail so quickly. I've only had the RAM for about 10 days and the fans started to sound like the bearings were going bad. I know the fans are installed correctly.
Pros: Very fast memory. Surprised New Egg still has triple channel kits. Corsair quality Ease of OC'ing
Cons: Bad fans I have to RMA the fans with this kit.
Summary: I added this memory to my already installed Corsair Dominator (3 x 2GB). The only differences were the size of the kits, 6GB vs 12GB, and the CAS latency, 8 vs 9. After lots of research I thought I would have issues due to mixing CAS latencies but after some minor changes in BIOS my PC booted up and...
Pros: Works well, easy to overclock, easy install, works with previously installed memory
Cons: I wish they would reduce the price and get rid of the fan. Unrelated: I wish Corsair still offered the 3 x 2GB kit with CAS latency 8.