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Super Talent Chrome DDR3-1600 CAS 9

High-Density DDR3: Five Dual-Module 8GB Kits Compared

The only product in today’s comparison to use extruded (rather than pressed) aluminum heat spreaders, Super Talent is also the only company to add the minor expense of chrome plating its parts to add visual appeal in windowed cases. The 4GB modules that make up its DDR-1600 Chrome series WP160UX8G9 8GB dual-channel kit are also available in triple-channel packaging.

Defaulting to the same DDR3-1333 speed and timings of most other comparison products, Super Talent adds XMP-1600 profiles at both 1.65V and 1.50V to make manual configuration easier. The only reason we can think of for providing similar profiles at different voltage levels is to allow added stability in systems that might not otherwise properly support this speed.

Users whose motherboards don’t support XMP can manually configure these as required, while systems that support neither XMP nor manual configuration will be limited to default settings.

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