Reviews and Problems with Corsair CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9
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Corsair is the best brand
Doug D., Newegg
6 days ago
Pros: *16gb of ram *very fast *Corsair is the best regarding issues with products, and getting them replaced fast so you can get your computer back up and running. *Excellent quality, and very stable *DDR4 operates at a lower voltage then previous memory. DDR4 runs at 1.2 volts, down from 1.5. not much...
Summary: All things considered, this RAM tested at extremely fast speeds! Number ratings are just theoretical so if you look solely at the actual real world RAM speed that this kit tested it, it's very fast, even for DDR4.
Pros: Overall, this RAM was very fast and easy to set up with one single XMP profile available in the BIOS. I tested this RAM with an MSI Z170 Gaming M3 motherboard and an i7-6700K CPU and 240GB SP60 SSD. The heat spreaders were thick, heavy, sturdy, and not very tall which helps out a lot. I tested th...
Cons: Trying to configure this RAM properly was a bit strange. It was straightforward but misleading and confusing and that's never a good thing. I had very inconsistent problems with the A00 verson of my BIOS on my motherboard but flashing to A20 cleared it right up so I'll only post about my complain...
Par for the Course. Stay for the Corsair Customer Service
Matthew M., Newegg
1 week ago
Summary: These days buying memory couldn't be easier and configuring them is also extremely easy if you have a motherboard that supports XMP and almost all do these days. Just don't go expecting to get "top of the line" performance out of memory when you use the lowest binned CPU and motherboards.
Pros: + Corsair is a great company that backs their products with vigor. Customer service and RMA support is always fast and courteous. They're flexible in their rules if your requests are reasonable. Basically, Corsair is one of the better companies out there in regards to supporting their customers. ...
Cons: - Technically it's some of the slower memory of its class and it doesn't overclock well (it works wonderfully stable for overclocking your CPU but the memory itself is very tight in tolerance - don't expect it to go beyond the XMP profile). I do mean technically in the strongest sense. We're talk...
Summary: Initially, the 16 GB kit could not operate above 2800 MHz with my Gigabyte ga-z170xp-sl1 motherboard. I finally realized this was being caused by bugs in the mobo bios code. After installing bios beta version F5a, the Corsair sticks booted right up at 3000 MHz and have been rock stable ever since.
Pros: Rock stable performance at XMP speeds with the right bios
Summary: Lots of people are complaining about XMP not giving them their rated speeds. Well, XMP issues were widely known on all the *NEW* z170 boards. It was very hit or miss. For my personal Mobo, I never had issues. The most recent BIOS update from ASUS solved most problems with the z170 boards.
Pros: -Got it with an amazing deal. -Low profile to avoid air cooler issues. -I love the aesthetics, I personally like the look better of the low profile. -It works at listed speeds. Was zero hassle on ASUS ROG Ranger z170.