|Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB DDR3-1600|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Monday, 12 December 2011|
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Closer Look: Vengeance LP DDR3-1600
Corsair Vengeance LP CML16GX3M4X1600C8 memory is delivered in a nice box with each DIMM module in an individual closed plastic tray. You can choose red, blue, or black heat spreaders (there's also a special white, low-voltage version). And according to the photo on the box, it can even be used in systems without a CPU!
Corsair does not provide a height specification for the Vengeance LP modules, but if they did, it would probably be about 31mm.
The label shows the XMP profile specifications (1600MHz at 8-8-8-24) rather than the SPD specifications of 1333MHz, 9-9-9-24. But that's OK: you're going to run this memory at its XMP specs, right?
With black heat spreaders and a black label, the Corsair Vengeance LP memory is low-profile in more ways than one. Still, low-profile memory's a good idea for X79 systems, since almost any air cooler is going to overhang one or both of the banks of memory on either side of the CPU socket.
Join me as I explain my test methodology in the next section.