Reviews and Problems with Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC10666/1333MHz CL9 2x4GB [CMX8GX3M2A1333C9]
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Hit and Miss
2 weeks ago
Summary: I've had very good experience with Corsair products in the past, having used Corsair RAM almost exclusively for the past 15 years. This is the first defective set I've had and I do not look forward to the RMA process, nor the mystery sticks they will likely send back.
Pros: First set I bought a year ago has been rock solid reliable. Very reasonable price.
Cons: Second set I bought a couple months ago have caused hard-locks randomly when gaming or doing anything memory intensive. Not even a bsod to help troubleshoot.
Summary: Adjusted mobo voltage to achieve the exact voltage.
Pros: RAMmy goodness in convenient stick form Heatsink is small but effective-looking...? Everything needs a heatsink nowdays. Never seem to hit more than 4 or 5 GB in use on Total War II, Skyrim, Borderlands 2. That's with a GTS 250 512 MB and games playing straight from an old fashioned spinny hard d...
Cons: Perhaps could make products more pirate themed to fit with the corsair ship...but still LOW KEY.
Summary: Spend the extra money, get better RAM. G.SKILL and Kingston last far longer without issue.
Pros: -Works when it works -Inexpensive
Cons: Twice I've had failures in these cards which required a lengthy and very inconvenient RMA process with Corsair. 4 months after the inital purchase (bought them brand new in January of 2013), a stick failed. Plenty of BSOD's and errors in memtest. Several weeks later I had a replacement. Last year...
Summary: Solid product, might buy another if prices come down a bit
Pros: I bought these back in 2011, it's now 2015 and they still work, used them at 1333mhz for 8-16hrs a day everyday, many hours of gaming with them including playing through skyrim, the witcher 2, and many other PC games, I would say over 500hrs of gaming since 2011 running these same RAM sticks. Tho...
Cons: They could be cheaper, you can find faster RAM for under $10/GB