Corsair intros six DDR3 kits aimed at Lynnfield processors

By on August 21, 2009, 6:34 PM
With retailers prematurely shipping Intel's next generation processors, Corsair has introduced a few complementary memory kits - six to be precise. Designed for Intel's Core i5 750, i7 860, and i7 870 Lynnfield CPUs, the lineup consists of four 4GB kits which consist of two 2GB modules, and two 8GB kits comprised of four 2GB DIMMs.

Among the six pairs offered, four are in Corsair's XMS line, one is of the Dominator line, and the final is a Dominator GT kit. The modules come in an assorted spectrum of frequencies, four at 1600MHz and the other two are 1333MHz and 2000MHz respectively. Three of the kits, including the fastest, have a CAS latency of 8, with the remaining three at 9.

All of the modules operate at 1.65V or less, and the Dominator and Dominator GT offerings have DHX+ heatsinks, which are compatible with Corsair's liquid cooling system. The new lineup is available immediately, and is backed with Corsair's lifetime warranty.

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eafshar said:

haha.. whats GT suppose to stand for in RAM?

RebelFlag said:

If they are aimed primarily at the Core i7 line, why wouldn't they go with a triple channel arrangement, rather than a dual channel?

Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

@RebelFlag: Note the "Designed for Intel's Core i5 750, i7 860, and i7 870 Lynnfield CPUs..." The Lynnfield line drops a memory controller (among other changes). It doesn't support a triple channel memory setup.

Guest said:

One thing most people should take note with the dominator series. The advertised speed can only be accessed with an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 through the bios with XMP profiles. The RAM voltages only go up in .2V and the maximum safe voltage for an i7 is 1.65V so you have to either go with 1.64V to be safe or risk damaging your i7 with 1.66V.

Guest said:

Correction, the RAM voltages only go up in 0.02V. Secondly, to use the Dominator series with Coolermater V10 cooler, you must take those stupid little top fins off, so make sure you've got a set of alan keys handy.

Guest said:

Amen, I agree

RebelFlag said:

thanks Matt. Makes more sense now, I wasn't aware of the Lynnfield only supporting dual channel mem.

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