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Lately it seems like the 1366 socket CPU's have been completely forgotten. Ever since the 1156 socket CPU's launched most manufacturers have been busy optimizing their hardware for 1156 socket compatibility. There has been a couple new features added to X58 chip-set based motherboards, like SATA III, USB III, and USB Power III (on some motherboards), but in the memory category it seems like the manufacturers only care for the P55 chip-set based platforms and not the proven, much more powerful, X58 chip-set based platform. Since February, Intel has released a couple new CPU's for the 1366 socket. The Core i7 930 replaced the Core i7 920 and Intel released the hex core, Core i7 980X CPU. Unfortunately, no enthusiast memory kits followed. I don't know about you, but I prefer to have tighter timings with a lower frequency versus having loose timings with higher frequencies. Even then, not all of the Core i7 920-950 CPU's can fully utilize high frequency memory. Mainly because we did not have a memory divider above 8 available. This was the case with the Core i7 920 CPU.
With the introduction of the Core i7 processors came the idea of triple channel RAM. This development has enabled companies like Corsair to start producing RAM that is aimed more at performance than ever before. The Corsair Dominator CM3X2G1600C8D 6GB kit is one of such RAM kits aimed at gamers and intensive computer users all around the world. Is this kit worthy of the Dominator name? Read on and find out… Although CPU-Z can not quite be considered a test, it does provide interesting information about the components in a system. Here we will be taking a look at the memory section of the system information tool. First off lets take a look at the SPD section of CPU-Z. This particular section is delegated to provide information about the advanced memory profiles that the RAM uses. This particular kit of Corsair Dominator is designated to run at 1600 MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings. At bootup, however, this is unachievable, since the BIOS does not know the new RAM has been installed. Instead of just crashing, the RAM boots up with the standard 1333 MHz to give the user the ability to select the RAM’s corresponding X.M.P.