Reviews and Problems with Corsair CMX16GX3M4A1333C9
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Amazing kit, amazing price
Matt "Matt", Amazon
17 June 2015
Summary: Really great kit, works perfectly with my Alienware Aurora R3. (046MHW Motherboard) I have had no problems whatsoever with this set of ram on my board and like I said, I am using a Dell Alienware, which are not exactly the best computers out there for customization.
Cons: Almost 13 months to the day after I ordered these 2 of the 4 went bad in my system, about to try to contact Crucial about their lifetime warranty since I am far out of the 30 days you get here. Will update with my results
Summary: Does not work with Asus P5Q3 despite matching specs. Apparently newer manufactured RAM are the wrong chip density for older motherboards such as the P5Q3. Although most sites do not list the RAM version number, from what I gathered in my research X.X will work, but X.XX won't.
Summary: Just in case you didnt know, Quad Channel RAM requires a Quad Channel capable board (2011 is the only one i know of). It will revert to dual-channel on any other board, assuming you insert in the correct slot.
Pros: Fast timing 9-9-9-24. Generate very little heat. Technically Quad Channel.
Cons: Quad Channel is useless unless you have a 2011 board, in which case I would suggest faster clocked RAM anyways.
Summary: These modules don't work in my dozens of OptiPlex 780 systems. Am very disappointed that manufacturers couldn't test them in advance for compatibility with standard business-class workstations.
Pros: Don't know, was unable to get these to work in my system.
Cons: Due to a new manufacturing process, these modules are no longer compatible with my Dell OptiPlex 780 motherboards. Modules purchased before a certain date work fine, those purchased after don't work at all. System won't even POST, just beeps as soon as you plug in the power cord. This is the same...
Summary: Upgraded 2 PC's to 8 GB each. The original RAM was Samsung. The performance uptick is phenomenal. And that uptick was after adding Oracle's Virtual Box to the mix so we could run both the 64 bit and 32 bit versions of Windows 7 on the same PC. The heat spreaders are a nice touch also.
Summary: More than satisfied! The XMS3 RAM set is super fast, slick design, and was simple and painless install. The computer is an absolute ripper now. IMOP Corsair make the best RAM memory in the world hands-down. I'll have Corsair RAM, Power, and other accessories in all my machines from now on.
Summary: Bought the kit to upgrade two of my computers. One had 6, the other had 8. Now, both are at 12GB's and are running great. Helps when we are running MANY programs at once, all while streaming video or music.