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The Vengeance PRO DRAM: Aggressive and Attractive


Corsair is a top dog in the memory market. They’re the #1 most awarded manufacturer of high performance memory and have been making enthusiast-grade memory longer than anyone else. Today we’ll be looking at the 1866MHz 16GB (CMY16GX3M2A1866C9) DDR3 memory kit that was released by Corsair in the recent months. These DRAM kits are designed specifically with Intel sockets LGA1150 and 1155 in mind, and also designed around overclocking. The memory ICs are specially selected for performance and overclocking potential. To unleash the 1866MHz speed with 9-10-9-27 timings, or whatever speed you decide to purchase, you will have to utilize the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) Profile 1. Should you not enable this profile, these modules are JEDEC compliant and will run at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings.

The Corsair Vengeance Pro memory kits come in either 8GB (2x 4GB), 16GB (2x 8GB), or 32GB (4x 8GB) kits, and in speeds from 1600MHz to 2400MHz. If you’re looking for something faster than 2400MHz, you won’t find it in this line. Corsair has the Dominator Platinum line for that, with speeds hitting 2800MHz. The heat spreader is designed to look both aggressive and great inside your system, and even comes in several different accent colors to help you match up the memory with the rest of your system, or just give it a little pop of color. These accent colors include a hint of: gold, silver, blue, or red; all with black being the main color of the spreader.

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