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Corsair XMS3 SLI PC3-12800

Posted December 4, 2008 by Jake in RAM







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Specifications & Packaging

Getting down to what the SLI Corsair RAM offers:

The Corsair DDR3 12800 is available in a 2GB and 4GB dual channel kits to meet the needs of a gaming rig or a workstation. The DDR3 Corsair XMS3 SLI RAM is the perfect RAM for the Nvidia chipset platforms, with performances and the abundance of memory that will be attractive to gamers out there. The TW3X2G1600C9DHXNV is a 2048MByte kit of DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs based upon Corsair?s High performance XMS3 DHX family of memory which is certified as SLI?Ready Memory.

NVIDIA EPP2.0 SLI-Ready system memory certification ensures compatibility and system stability with the rest of the SLI ecosystem components including NVIDIA nForce SLI motherboards, NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and SLI-Ready power supplies. Specifically, when these memory modules are paired with NVIDIA nForce SLI-based motherboards, advanced performance memory settings are enabled. Built using Corsair?s Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX) technology, this part delivers outstanding performance with NVIDIA-based DDR3 motherboards and has been tested extensively to ensure compatibility and performance at its rated speed. This memory has been verified to operate at 1600MHz at latencies of 9-9-9-24 at 1.8V VDIMM

Here are the specifications of the Corsair XMS3 DHX PC3-12800:

  • 1600MHz DDR3
  • 9-9-9-24 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS)
  • Available in 1GB and 2GB Dual Channel Kits
  • Unbuffered
  • Corsair Lifetime Warranty
  • 1.8 Volts
  • 240 Pin DIMM
  • DHX Heatsink Design

This set of RAM is rated at 1600MHz at 1.8V which is the normal voltage for that rated speed.

A tradeoff here is that overclocking potential will create more heat but that’s what the Dual-path Heat Xchange Design is for. It’s optimized to maximize the ambient airflow to flow through the module array and is made specifically for the RAM.

Dual-path Heat Xchange

  • Optimized fins to maximize ambient airflow through the module array
  • Extruded aluminum heat sinks to maximize convective heat dissipation
  • Dedicated PCB heatsink

Here we see the packaging of the XMS3:

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Corsair XMS PC3-12800
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Corsair XMS PC3-12800

Let’s crack it open and see what we’ve got……

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