Corsair Dominator DDR3-1800
Now we come down to our second player, Corsair. When we think of overclocking memory, Corsair has been up on the top of the list for some time. Corsair was one of the first companies to introduce 133MHz SDRAM well before it was even considered a standard; they were able to help people get the most out of the old 440BX chipset from Intel and their Pentium 3 and Celeron processors. Corsair didn't send us their modules in a retail package, just a while box with the Corsair logo on it. When we opened the box we were greeted with the mean looking Dominator memory modules.
The two modules look identical to any of the other Dominator modules that Corsair sells, only the sticker on the heatsink gives it away that it's a DDR3 module type.
On one side of each of the modules is a sticker with the full info on the modules. The speed rating, size and latencies are all clearly visible. The other side contains just a simple sticker with the Dominator logo.
Lastly, the thing that makes the Dominator modules so unique is the 3-fan cooler that you can mount on top of the modules to provide active cooling. This becomes especially useful as the temps inside a case can be in the mid to high 30's, with active cooling on the modules, your not relying on a small amount of air, but you get a big blast with these.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Modules - Super Talent DDR3-1866]
- Page 3 [The Modules - Corsair Dominator DDR3-1800]
- Page 4 [Overclocking the Modules]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup and Everest]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - PCMark05]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Sciencemark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Adobe Premiere Elements]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Prey]
- Page 10 [Final Thoughts]