The overview says its 4 x 2G modules. The tech specs say its 2 x 8G modules
The overview say its 1600. The tech specs says its 1866
The overview says its 1.65v. (They must be referring to the tested speed) . The tech specs says its 1.5v
This is really confusing
Does the XMS3 retain its performance and tested ratings 9-9-9-24 at 1.5v 1600mhz?
I presume that it would be stable up to the tested speed 1866 and voltage 1.65v as it would be working within its tested range? hence more stable than the vengeance CML16GX3M2A1600C10R if it (vengeance) were overclocked to 1.55v
xms is corsair memory series that ensure overlocking capability..
vegeance is corsair memory series for mainstream user..
vegeance just moderate overclocking, well honestly, just slightly increase form stock speed (1600)
i have vegeance set, running 1600 mhz at 8-8-821..but i cannot pass more than 1700mhz..
xms provide better overclocking, many of 1600 Mhz xms, can run at 1866mhz without hiccups..
i've just seen that there is only xms3 1.65v 1600 mhz available in single 8G modules so i'd need to buy two which is not a problem. Can undervolting the ram result in BSOD or cause it to perform slower than its tested timings
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