Corsair Dominator 3x2GB PC3-12800 C8 Memory Review

by 3oh6     |     February 3, 2009

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Corsair Dominator 3x2GB PC3-12800 C8 Memory Review

Price: $279+ CND HWC Price Comparison (At time of posting)
TechWiki Info: TR3X6G1600C8D
Manufacturer Product Page: Corsair
Manufacturer's Part Number: TR3X6G1600C8D
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

Corsair has become a corner stone brand in the foundation of memory discussions throughout computer forums. Whether it be the average user stating that "they have never had any issues with their Corsair memory", or in the overclocking and enthusiast forums where the comments state, "Corsair has always overclocked very well for me". Whichever category you fall under, Corsair has you covered. From high quality entry level memory options providing excellent stability and compatibility to the bleeding edge performance champions, Corsair has a line of memory to fill all the gaps.

Corsair has also put a lot of effort in taking care of their customers with multiple levels of support. They offer not only the standard manufacturer lines of communication through e-mail and 1-800 telephone support, but Corsair has a forum as well. This method of support is increasingly popular for hardware manufacturers but Corsair has offered this type of service for many years now, they were in fact one of the founders of community based support through a forum if memory serves us correct. On top of all of this, Corsair has a small crew of pirates roaming enthusiast forums helping users out and providing information about Corsair products as they see fit. This level of service is becoming the norm these days but Corsair has always had this deep of a support staff and because of that, a loyal customer base that has used their memory since the early DDR days. Today, however, we are not talking about service or DDR memory; our minds are solely focused on a DDR3 triple channel Corsair Dominator kit of memory designed for the Intel Core i7 processor.

The TR3X6G1600C8D kit from Corsair is a 2x3GB kit of PC3-12800 CL8 memory clad in the uber sleek black Dual-path Heat eXchange (DHX) Dominator heat sinks. The memory specifications are well above the JEDEC standard for DDR3 memory offering high frequencies at good timings, but these are also not their top of the line offering. This combination of frequency and timings with a relatively low sticker price makes this Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D an attractive kit. We of course will also be seeing how far we can push this kit to really see how attractive it is. Another focus of testing will be to confirm or contradict Corsairs own findings on how much more performance 3x2GB kits of memory have over 3x1GB kits in a Windows Vista environment, more on this during testing.

Corsair Dominator 3x2GB PC3-12800 C8

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