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Corsair memory "name" significance

Sorry, I am not able to understand memory specs form the name.

I would be able to buy some good price Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 : kit 2 x 4 GB

It left about 6 hours to decide ; I was reading all week articles, in order to understand issues concerning processor and memory size.

This is not on the QVL list provided by manual ; nor in the QVL attached to MB
ASUS M5A88-V-EVO
The manual is stating that the list it comprises relates only to AM3 processors, not to AM3+
(I chose a AMD FX X6 6300, 3500MHz, 14MB, socket AM3+)


Furthermore, I would be happy to achieve some tighter timings.

I would be grateful if someone would be able to give advice.
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  1. It should be fine. Don't worry about the QVL.
  2. If your 6300 can carry 1866 stick, if not can drop them to 1600 and tighten timings
  3. purrcatian said:
    It should be fine. Don't worry about the QVL.


    As result of a fortunate querry, I got the meaning of each element of name.
    http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?p=413430
    But this did not get me any closer : as I see on forums, choosing memory outside the QVL seems risky.
    Available memory in Romania seems to be different (different versions, different letters inside the name ; I suppose they are newer versions then in the QVL, but who might know).

    Other non-QVL versions, that are available :
    Kit Dual Channel Kingston 8GB (2 x 4096MB), DDR3, 1866MHz : KHX18C9T3K2/8X
    Kit Dual Channel Kingston 8GB (2 x 4096MB), DDR3, 1866MHz : KHX18C9T2K2/8X
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    Yes as mentioned above, if your CPU can carry 1866, no problem. Even if the CPU has problems at 1866 can run these at 1600
  5. Finally, considering the height of cooler on the memory modules I was initially thinking about, I drop them in favor of ones having a little bit lower radiator, with 1866 MHz rated freq. from KingSton
    Thank you for your help.
    Emma
  6. Let us know how it goes Emma ;)
  7. Tradesman1 said:
    Let us know how it goes Emma ;)


    PC is working well -- it proved that 8 GB memory is more than enough for the tasks I need.
    The memory I chose was : 2 x Kingston KHX1866C9D3/4GX in a set.
    Dimensions : 132 mm x 41,4 mm ; heat spreader total height 46,41mm ; widt 8,60 mm
    Even with memory relatively low-height, it was not easy to install the radiator and the fan.
    The first bank (slot) would have not been usable with the chosen memory / fan combination -- so filling the 4 banks would have not been possible.
    The blue memory banks (slots) would have been better to use (at least this is stated somewhere on forums) ; I had to use the black ones
    It was quite difficult to start main-board as the PS2 keyboard was not accepted / BIOS was not associated automatically the processor and memory speeds. For me, it was very strenuous to solve.
    After some use, I made changes in BIOS regarding memory timing, improving a little more the performance.
    kept Working 1,65 V = normal
    CAS# Latency (CL) = 9
    RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) = 11
    RAS# Precharge (tRP) = 9
    Cycle Time (tRAS) = 24
    Bank Cycle Time (tRC) = 40
    Command Rate = 1T

    After some serious doubts and measurements of power drawn from the source (an older one 400 W, meant for previous generation power requirements), I installed a simple graphic card (Radeon HD 5500, DDR3 1024 MB (800 MHz) Gigabyte) -- and disabled in BIOS the on-board graphic (integrated in the North Bridge).
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