Review done right? Ket shows how it's done.

With my recent rant on Hardwareheaven.net's award policy serving as example, I can say I lost hope for any genuine reviewers. Today, I gained hope! Ket had a look at a *snip brand name* memory kit that was advertised as great overclocking material, whereas results were ... well, terrible.

It's been a long time since I've seen someone be so out-spoken about a badly advertised product. I like it. I like that Ket has taken the advertisement claims and put them to the test. Let this be a lesson for all vendors out there that use the word overclocking just because it's cool!

Well.. that was certainly unexpected. Corsair bigging up the "amazing" overclocking of these memory modules only to find they will not OC for squat, literally. So let's get this straight Corsair.. you very publicly advertise these modules as being designed for intel's new generation CPUs and chipsets, and proclaim over and over how overclockable this memory is and that the memory is made with overclockers in mind, yet the memory doesn't overclock, at the very least appear to not be fully compatible with intel's Z68 chipset, and if that wasn't insult enough you can't even tweak for tighter timings at stock frequencies with this kit. Is there anything positive I can say about this memory? Given the product brief and all it claims and not delivering on a single one of those things.. no. With a average price ranging between £58-70 I wouldn't even say this kit represents good budget value for money as the most excellent G.Skill RipjawsX F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH can be found and delivered to your door for £93. The extra £20 or so is money well spent.

Final Verdict: A real howler of a product. Abysmal, Terrible, Poor, Dreadful, Awful, Woeful. Avoid.


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TaPaKaH says:

They can probably run 1880, that's "overclocked" so Corsair didn't lie in their marketing :D ... however, it's sad to see that this review will most likely go down and get replaced with one done of a decent (may be handpicked) kit and actual buyers still being supplied with shitty mems ... "not overclocking well" is not a valid reason for many sellers to accept a return.

United Kingdom Dualist says:

Wouldn't listen/read anything Ket says as he's a knob jockey and loves himself too much to realise no-one cares.
He releases untested bios files for people to try as he is too lazy to test on a mobo he was given just incase he bricks it, free loading asshat.

Philippines Retrolock says:

Dualist said: Wouldn't listen/read anything Ket says as he's a knob jockey and loves himself too much to realise no-one cares.
He releases untested bios files for people to try as he is too lazy to test on a mobo he was given just incase he bricks it, free loading asshat.


Would love to read a review you made. Please.

United Kingdom El Gappo says:

Probably a compatibility issue with whatever dogshit asrock board he's using now :p

Also




and http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?265130-TeamAU-GIGABYTE-P67A-UD5-Corsair-Vengeance-16GB-2600K-with-OC-results-amp-info& 2133 9-11-9 from dinos... So not all sticks. If any.

Canada Vinster says:

I never heard of him, but looking at the picture... I would assume Dualist isn't lying.

Australia t8y says:

well he can only review the product hes given.
as we all know OC potential (or lack of) will vary from stick to stick etc..

good on him for being honest, i say. though maybe he was shitty they didnt goto the effort of giving him a hand picked set of memory..
i guess corsair wont make that mistake again (and likely wont be sending him any more just in case..)

United Kingdom El Gappo says:

t8y said: well he can only review the product hes given.
as we all know OC potential (or lack of) will vary from stick to stick etc..

good on him for being honest, i say. though maybe he was shitty they didnt goto the effort of giving him a hand picked set of memory..
i guess corsair wont make that mistake again (and likely wont be sending him any more just in case..)


http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?273323-Time-for-a-2x4GB-RAM-kit-suggestions

He bought them.

Philippines Retrolock says:

I think he was too brutal. Vengeance is the budget kit of Corsair. He didn't even tested a second set. But I agree Corsair won't probably sponsor a kit for him again hehe. edit: corsair pm'ed him for a second kit to test.

Australia t8y says:

well in that case its even better then, more representative of the gear i'd be getting.

wouldnt buy vengeance kit for a bench rig anyway but an OCd gaming pc? possibly.

Australia Dinos22 says:

pretty silly thread(Ket's thread on XS), not really sure why massman finds this impressive, scratches head

i've done testing with this ram and its pretty decent for BUDGET ram for 24/7 PCs. The days of us buying $20 sticks and getting OCs equivalent or better than $400 sticks are gone people! They are gone because of staleness in RAM IC production and competition rather than memory companies trying to cash in on the OCers imo

TiN says:

One of rare moments when I agree with Dinos :D

Netherlands Viss says:

Massman you should know better, read some of the things he posted in the past :D

Belgium Massman says:

I don't care what he did in the past, but his comments on the Corsair kit he tested were fully legit. If you claim the memory series is build for overclocking, you have to live up to that claim. Clearly, the kit can hardly overclock if you have the wrong revision.

Dinos22 has rev5.11.
Ket has rev8.16.

That's the difference between getting at least some overclocking and getting none at all.

//edit: fyi, this product is working fine and anyone who doesn't care about overclocking should have no problem buying it. I'm not saying it's a bad kit; it's bad advertisement.

Belgium HybridChiller says:

Dinos22 has rev5.11.
Ket has rev8.16.

such a difference on the rev ?

DAMN !!!

Indonesia Lucky_n00b says:

I've tested my vengeance on several P67 boards(GB,MSI,even Asrock), and the 1866C9 kit was doing just fine, 2133Mhz 10-11-10 1T @ 1.55V LinX x64 stable(90% mem usage) . Sure it's a bit loose, but considering its a 2x 4GB and decently priced, i would give em 3.25 out of 5 points.

Maybe it's the new 'revision' IC that Ket's using? I think he mention revision 8.16 or something...mine was revision 5.11

Christian Ney says:

Got the rev5.11 too here at ocaholic.ch, tested by splmann, the 1600MHz kit though.

See by yourself, this kit much more like 9-10-9-27 than 9-9-9-24 and with specific voltages

ho by the way, I love this award:

India thebanik says:

Isnt it pretty clear from this thread that, there are different revisions, people who bought(or mostly were provided samples) of earlier revisions should get atleast some overclocking headroom, but the kits doing the round in retail cant oc for squat......

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