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June 11, 2012 4:44:36 PM

Hi,

Accidently I destroyed one of my 2 sticks of 4GB Corsair vengeance ram 1600MHz (9-9-24) but now I want a new stick of 4gb and ofcourse i want dual channel so I need an identical stick. Now my real question is the ram with this number (8GB) CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 the same as (4GB) CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9

Sorry for my really bad English :) 

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June 11, 2012 4:58:47 PM

yes that would be the same, the model number just has the 4GX meaning it was part of a 1 Stick package
June 11, 2012 5:16:34 PM

and the M1A and M2A are the same
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June 11, 2012 5:31:45 PM

CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9

IMO contact Corsair and purchase a replacement, the encoded part numbers for the above are different which 'might' affect XMP and SPD profile operation.

CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9:
June 11, 2012 5:36:33 PM

I would not think it would affect xmp due to having the same xmp profile regardless of model number being slightly different. Then again my assumption could be wrong
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June 11, 2012 5:57:45 PM

It's from the same idea 1 Kit vs 2 sticks -- the failure rate of 1 Kit is much lower than the 'mix' even if by all means identical -- if the IC's are different the failure rate is much higher.

Setting the RAM manually (Frequency, CAS Timings, DRAM Voltage, etc) is the best option -- it takes out the risks of an 'Overclock Failure - Press F1 error'. *IF* the OP chooses not to contact Corsair for a replacement.

It's how I would correct the problem.
June 12, 2012 6:39:14 AM

Yeah im first trying to get a replacement but if i buy 2 the same sticks again (because i will buy another 8gb prob) will it be the same?
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June 12, 2012 10:42:08 AM

The best advice has been given, get the damaged stick replaced and get a second set of the same and your should be fine.
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