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Corsair XMS3 DHX 1600MHz 4GB Memory Kit - Overclocking

Corsair, one of the largest memory manufacturers has pumped out a solid 4GB DDR3 kit. Let's see what it has to offer us.

By: | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 17, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Corsair Memory

Overclocking the Modules


Corsair XMS3 DHX 1600MHz 4GB Memory Kit


Now, one thing is for certain, Corsair knows how to do its RAM. While these are EPP rated to do 1600MHz on NVIDIA boards, the mainstream PC is using an Intel based system, since they are more flexible with their graphics options.


We slapped our memory into an X48T-DQ6 to see if it would handle this; it not only handled 1600MHz but managed to shoot up to 880MHz or 1760MHz on the DDR3 scale. That's very impressive, and it only needed 1.95v to do it. But this was the wall we hit and was with the fans attached. Using passive mode, 805MHz was the limit no matter what voltage we threw at it, so it seems cooling is the key here.


Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time of testing the motherboard. Due to time constraints we weren't able to tweak the motherboard to the absolute maximum and find the highest possible FSB, as this could take days to find properly. We do however spend at least a few hours overclocking every motherboard to try and find the highest possible overclock in that time frame. You may or may not be able to overclock higher if you spend more time tweaking, or as new BIOS updates are released. "Burn-in" time might also come into play if you believe in that.


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