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What's the difference between these Corsair modules?

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June 24, 2012 2:16:27 PM

Im been looking at these Corsair 8GB. Apart from the price, what's the difference between these
Vengeance- http://www.ebuyer.com/274036-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-v...
and this
XMS3- http://www.ebuyer.com/247677-corsair-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-x...

The only realy difference that i can see that it says is the price and the voltages, the Vengeance needing 1.5V and XMS3 needing 1.65V.
Will needing more voltage mean the modules will be better or what?
Is there a difference in the quality of build between these two kits?

I will be looking to use either these kits with an Intel 3570k.
Will one kit have an advantage over the other when using with an Ivy Bridge or even Sandy Bridge?

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June 24, 2012 2:20:51 PM

A module that can operate at a given speed with less power is the better module. This is a general rule of thumb. The Vengeance is considered the better memory than the XMS. You should use the 1.5V memory because that is what Ivy and Sandy bridge are specced to use.
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June 24, 2012 2:41:13 PM

But what if i did get the XMS with the 1.65V? Will i be faced with BSODs? Overheating?
What exactly will be the problem?

Also, Dominator. Whats the difference between them and Vengeance?
Because theyre thesame in Latency, Voltages and speed, only difference is price.
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June 24, 2012 2:52:08 PM

"But what if i did get the XMS with the 1.65V? Will i be faced with BSODs?"

Very likely, BSODs will be a problem. Also, failure to POST is a common problem with 1.65v ram in a system designed for 1.5v ram.

The big difference between Dominator and Vengeance is the heat sink design. That's all.
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June 24, 2012 8:12:12 PM

So what generation of CPU of Intel and/or AMD will 1.65V be compatible with without BSODs?
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June 24, 2012 8:35:13 PM

Some socket 2011 boards are 1.65 V ram compatible. Other than that, they have no use.
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June 24, 2012 8:49:47 PM

Thank you verymuch abekl.
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June 24, 2012 8:49:57 PM

Best answer selected by wrenaudrey.
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June 25, 2012 12:52:49 AM

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