Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Memory Kit Review

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RST Pro 3 Testing and The Test System

RAM Stress Test Professional 3 PCI Express is a memory testing hardware/ firmware designed for the rigorous testing needs of memory and system manufactures, design engineers, and service professionals. R.S.T. Pro3 is a Self-Booting, Operating System Independent memory diagnostic card for exercising and validating RAM in Intel Core2 / Xeon and AMD Athlon/Opteron compatible processors. I use one here at Legit Reviews as I have found it the best way to find faulty memory modules and one of the best ways to see if an overclock is really stable or not.

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I placed the RAM Strees Test Pro 3 PCI Express into the test system and let it test the memory at 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings and 1.8V to see if it would detect any errors.

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Just over two hours later the test results came back showing that this 4GB memory kit was rock solid with no errors!

The Test System:

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All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit with Service Pack 1 installed. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. All of the modules were run in dual channel mode with a 120mm fan placed on top of them to keep them cool. The PNY GeForce GTX 280 used NVIDIA ForceWare 177.39 video card drivers and the ASUS P5E3 motherboard using BIOS version 1203, which was the most recent available when testing was done. The FSB of the processor was increased to 400MHz in order to run the memory at 1600MHz, which means the overall clock frequency was 3.0GHz.

Here is the Intel X38 Express Test platform:

Intel Test Platform



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Intel Q9300 Quad-Core


ASUS P5E3 Deluxe


4GB Corsair DDR3 1600C9

Video Card

PNY GeForce GTX 280

Hard Drive

Western Digital RaptorX 150GB


Corsair Nautilus 500

Power Supply

Corsair HX620W

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit

CPU-Z Test System Screen Shots:

CPU-Z 1.46

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