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Old August 24, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Default Corsair Dominator (1.65V) or Vengeance LP (1.5V) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24

Any thoughts if you had to choose between the two:
* Presume price and looks not a factor (no window)

1. Corsair Dominator (non GT) - 1.65V
2. Corsair Vengeance (Original or LP) - 1.5V

Both the same class - 1600MHz 9-9-9-24.

I have been presuming where everything else is equal the ram certified at lower volts would be better? Thus the Vengeance?

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Old August 24, 2011, 06:47 PM
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That Dominator stuff is closing on three years old. Would definitely go w/ the Vengeance.
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Old August 24, 2011, 06:50 PM
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Another nod for the Vengeance LP. Got the 16GB "blue" kit and love it. :)
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Looks like the Dominators @ 1.65v will be the odd ones out. Too bad, much prefer the build quality of the Dominators. Guess ram with heavy duty heat sinks aren't as necessary for modern ram chips - at the same rates.

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A case with good airflow with keep ram nice and happy, large heatsink or std height heatsink...or hell no heatsink. It doesnt really matter. Heatsinks on ram chips are basically there for looks only. Its only when you really start to OC them that they MAY need heatsinks...otherwise its purdy...but purdy useless.

That being said if you like the "Heavy Duty" look the Vengeance non-LP are pretty cool looking. And same goes for the GSkill Ripjaws, Mushkin Ridgebacks and some others :)
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A case with good airflow with keep ram nice and happy, large heatsink or std height heatsink...or hell no heatsink. It doesnt really matter. Heatsinks on ram chips are basically there for looks only. Its only when you really start to OC them that they MAY need heatsinks...otherwise its purdy...but purdy useless.

That being said if you like the "Heavy Duty" look the Vengeance non-LP are pretty cool looking. And same goes for the GSkill Ripjaws, Mushkin Ridgebacks and some others :)

Sure nice to have ram and other components that look like they can survive an apocalyptic event.

Not wanting to sound like a fan boy but I've tried a couple other bad ass looking DDR3 ram but had difficulties reaching and maintaining advertised speeds stable nevermind overclocking. So started using Corsair ram and I highly suspect they under advertise on purpose. Their PSUs and RAM seem to have a lot of head room.
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Another nod for the Vengeance LP. Got the 16GB "blue" kit and love it. :)
Yupum, got the 4x4gb black LP's, seam like good sticks have not pushed them though really.
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I also have the Vengeance LP in blue. Surprisingly they look better in real life than in product pictures.
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I'm curious about the height of some of these heatsinks.... is there any potential issue with that on some motherboards or with some cases? Maybe even with aftermarket heatsinks?
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I'm curious about the height of some of these heatsinks.... is there any potential issue with that on some motherboards or with some cases? Maybe even with aftermarket heatsinks?
Well that is the point of going with LP sticks they fit, some heatsinks will be to low for high sticks. My 212+ hits the first 2 banks on my htpc board with Mushkin assents and if i did not go LP sticks none would fit on my cm v-10/ p67 Sabertooth.
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