Chaintech Apogee & Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2x2GB Kits

Introduction & Corsair

DDR3 has been conquering the memory markets for a while now. Both AMD and Intel use it nowdays and prices have dropped to reasonable levels. We took two kits for our tests and will compare them with two other kits we had in stock. Both kits reviewed are not the cheapest available, but definitely not the most expensive ones either. Let’s see how well they perform.

About Corsair:

Check out their website, http://www.corsair.com/company/about.aspx

About Chaintech:

Check out their website, http://www.chaintech.com.tw/a60_about.php

Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C7:

Specifications:

1600MHz
7-7-7-20
1.65V
XMS3 Classic
4GB (2x2GB)

The Product:

Chaintech Apogee & Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2x2GB Kits Chaintech Apogee & Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2x2GB Kits
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Corsair memory modules come in a packet which is large enough for three memory modules. The front side shows us the picture of the memorymodules as well as support for Intel Core I5 and I7 dual channel processors. However the word from Corsair was, that these modules should work just fine with AMD Phenom too. Backside has a bit of warranty information as well as a sticker with the model name of the memory kit.

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Corsair uses the same packaging for 3x2GB kits too, so there is three individual memory module cases inside the case. However only two of them were used in 2x2GB kits and one was empty. There’s a stamp on the memory module which tells you a the designed voltage of the module as well as latencys you should use it with.

Chaintech Apogee & Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2x2GB Kits
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Modules belong to XMS family, which as been proven to be a good choice for general use as well as in overclocking use. You can’t call the metalplate on the modules as a heatsink, it’s more like a heatspreader plate. It should though be enough for overclocking use.

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