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Old 03-12-2010, 04:22 AM   #1
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Default Question about Corsair XMS2 RAM

The only difference between the XMS2 and XMS2 DHX is the price, and heatsink right?
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Nope. The XMS 2 has ProMOS ICs and the DHX model has Micron D9 ICs.

The DHX will overclock tons better.
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Okay, then what if I don't overclock. Will I still get the same performance if I put the regular XMS2 into my system? I currently have the XMS2 DHX.
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Default Re: Question about Corsair XMS2 RAM

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Okay, then what if I don't overclock. Will I still get the same performance if I put the regular XMS2 into my system?
There will be no difference in performance between the two as they have the same operating specifications.
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As long as it is at stock, yes, but the proMOSs are what you find in extremely cheap RAM, and do not overclock well at all. The Microns are much higher quality.
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Default Re: Question about Corsair XMS2 RAM

I see, well, I won't be OC'ing my RAM as I always get errors when trying to OC RAM on any of my computer.

Another question, if I get another ram, if they are both CAS4 and 800Mhz, I will be able to dual channel them right?
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Yep. Try to keep the same voltages too.

Also, make sure the other timings match.
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The only ram I can find to match the timings on my ram is the Corsair XMS2 series. Which is why I am asking about the original XMS2 RAM.
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If the voltages and timings are the same, then go for it.

If not, then things will get mixed up.
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Yeah, the volts, timings, and speed are the same between the XMS2 and XMS2 DHX. The only difference is the one you stated.
So I guess I will pick up some XMS2 (not DHX) when I get my PSU.
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