XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)

1600MHz RAM Speed, CAS 9-9-9-24 Timings, 1.55-1.65v VDIMM, Lifetime Warranty with Corsair.


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Stock Code: MY-290-CS

EAN: 0843591010146


Manufacturer: Corsair


Product information

"XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)"

This 8GB twin kit memory solution has been designed specifically to support the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual channel memory DDR3 solutions. This solution runs at an incredibly fast 1600MHz at CAS latency of 9-9-9-24. So not only do you get to run your Intel Core i5 or Core i7 dual channel memory system at 1600MHz but with these tight Latency timings your system performance will rock..

- 8GB memory kit (2 x 4GB) for use with Dual Channel DDR3 Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors
- 1600MHz
- Latency of 9-9-9-24 for maximum reliability and performance
- Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) Support
- XMS Heat Spreader
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Sandybridge/Ivybridge compatible

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Supplier description

Founded in 1994, Corsair has become one of the dominating brands in every segment of the desktop computing industry that it is involved in. Corsair built upon its success as the number one enthusiast and extreme overclocking RAM manufacturer, by placing just as much effort, functionality, and attention to detail in to its other products. From record-breaking system memory to multiple award-winning peripherals, cases, power supplies, all-in-one liquid coolers and fans, Corsair is a trusted and respected company in all of its associated fields in the technology industry. 


Customer review "Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9)"

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(from 16 customer reviews)
I had 6GB's of these...
just buy it and you will not regret it
My OCUK system came with 8GB of these memory chips and now I have just purchased...
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Glad I got them

I had 6GB's of these I now have 24GB's so big upgrade I have a very powerful PC already and this really makes a big difference I have also got two of these ordered just now and one of these to store and run all my games on it so very happy. Now looking for a new screen



just buy it and you will not regret it


I now have 16GB of this RAM now.

My OCUK system came with 8GB of these memory chips and now I have just purchased another 8GB.
It was easy to fit, looks good, works as well as the original 8GB.
Delivery was next day as is what is normal for OCUK, other vendors take note, the package was very well packaged/protected, and thanks for the Haribo Tangfastics.
Will definately being doing more business with OCUK.

aaron dodds 2012-11-12


An absolute BARGIN at

James Barker 2012-06-09

Bought 16GB worth of this Memory

Brilliant RAM, I've got it on my Asus Crosshair Formula 4 motherboard, I decided to get 2 packs of this offer. I never looked back, my system is so fast... I've never used that 16GB's yet but I've used up to 12.1GB's lol

Macca 2011-10-25


Does exactly what it says on the box.

Stable, reliable fast, compatible out of the box.

Lifetime warranty too for the money you wont get much better

N 2011-09-03


Well awesome for

mikeo 2011-06-15

Decent memory.

Top quality memory, from a top quality manufacturer.

Though if wanting to run at the rated value, you will need to enable the XMP profile in the BIOS. And be aware that the voltage it them sets is 1.65v! Which is towards the top end of what SB motherboards are supposed to support. Though it "should" be capable of running at around 1.5v.

Srdjan 2011-06-12

Very good

If building a good gaming computer, these are a must! the value for money is very good and they work like a charm for gaming and loading programs!

If you have a big heatsink (like my thermaltake frio) these sticks are low-profile so there's no worry about there being a squeeze for space!

5/5, does the job at a top quality level!

Charles Shepherd 2011-06-09

Fantastic Product

Bought these 5 months ago, saw them on offer and decided to submit my review again. These sticks are fantastic, they install fine due to their neat heatsinks (note if you have a large heatsink such as the Titan Fenrir, these work wonderfully with the restricted space).

Been running at 1600Mhz at 8-8-8-24 for 6 months straight and they've stayed at ambient throughout moderate operations. Under load they work fine, getting no hotter than 60C and they are only slowed down by the i5 750 attached to it, so that's a statement of their great performance.

For the price of

Ben 2011-06-08


Low profile, subtle styling and got me a 7.8/7.9 windows experience rating for RAM

Daniel Parker 2011-05-12


This memory is amazingly fast and worked without and problems.

Matt Cheshire 2011-04-20


I upgraded from an Athlon X2 4800+ with 1GB RAM to a Phenom II X4 955 with 8GB of this stuff, and it flies. Looks smart enough and fits under my enourmous Titan Fenrir Evo. I see it's now on offer for silly money,

Tristan Gawn 2011-03-02

Mountains of RAM

I bought these to replace my aging Corsair Dominators for use in my AMD system.
There was nothing wring with my old RAM, in fact they perform identical to these sticks, however the size is why i changed. 8GB for that price is great and know that i will not need to change these for a long time!

Curt Guven 2011-01-18

Solid and futureproof.

Crosshair IV Formula
Phenom II 955BE @ 3.8
ATI 4870 1GB

I got these for their low profile heatsink due to my Thermaltake Frio overhanging the first DIMM slot, and at first they didn't impress me at all. I generally thought that the 8GB was a waste of money and I made a bad choice - but I was wrong.

After a few days I really began to notice how awesome these sticks are. The speed increase from 1333 to 1600Mhz is unnoticeable, but the sheer amount of memory is by far noticeable.

My programmes load almost instantly, those that require a lot of ram run so smooth I cant begin to explain the difference compared to 4GB. Large video and CAD comps are noticeably smoother to work with and Photoshop CS5 is just sweet with 8GB. Best of all iTunes can cache all of my 32'000 tracks album art and still have RAM leftover!

Anything that requires a lot of RAM is going to benefit from these sticks, the price is by far justifiable and I am so glad I choose 8GB over 4GB.

My advice, go for it!

NJ West 2010-11-28

Good value

I bought this when building my new gaming computer. I had been going to get 4x2GB, but I decided to spend some more so that later I could add more cards without having to remove any. On the whole, they are running quickly and well. A great buy for the forward-thinking individual.

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