Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz £49.97 @ Amazon - Prime exclusive
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Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz £49.97 @ Amazon - Prime exclusive

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Found 15th JanEdited by:"stovy"
I bought these back in 2012 for £41.98 and figured I would buy more if I needed later.

I have been waiting for these to go down for a while now.
Cheapest its been since 2016.


This deal is not for everyone but for those that need it its pretty good.

EDIT: 01/02/2018 Dropped to £44.9 on Amazon
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Crazy how RAM and SSD prices have gone up in the recent years. I bought the exact same sticks just 2x8GB (16GB Total) in 2012 for roughly £55
Prices have shot up because of so many devices using dram. Tablets, phones, etc.
I think its worth pointing out that adding addition RAM to a system that already has RAM may not work properly or at all. I've 2 sets of this exact RAM, independently they work fine with no issues but if I put both sets into 1 system it becomes unstable and the only way to get it to work is under clock it and over volt it. It is why RAM should be bought as matched kits.
Edited by: "stuellis" 15th Jan
stuellis1 h, 20 m ago

I think its worth pointing out that adding addition RAM to a system that …I think its worth pointing out that adding addition RAM to a system that already has RAM may not work properly or at all. I've 2 sets of this exact RAM, independently they work fine with no issues but if I put both sets into 1 system it becomes unstable and the only way to get it to work is under clock it and over volt it. It is why RAM should be bought as matched kits.


This is definitely not the norm and matched kits are often just a waste of money. I have never had any RAM refused in any system I’ve worked on or built. I certainly wouldn’t advocate removing all the old RAM when upgrading to more RAM and I’m fairly sure others would agree. Unless you have some custom timings or heavy overclock I can’t see why this would be an issue - there is a very slight latency penalty from having 4 sticks vs 2 sticks and maybe that’s the issue rather than total incompatibility. Honestly I’d look for other places to improve performance than overclocking RAM like the CPU, GPU or IO subsystem - I never run it overclocked unless it’s for the GPU for a specific purpose
thx ordered
Only 4 left in stock
Edited by: "voytekvoytek58" 15th Jan
bjrosl2 h, 8 m ago

Prices have shot up because of so many devices using dram. Tablets, …Prices have shot up because of so many devices using dram. Tablets, phones, etc.


I used to believe that but i don't now lets say even if it was true the prices will never be that cheap again the company's have seen that people will pay it and will continue to charge this reguardless of stock
plewis0014 m ago

This is definitely not the norm and matched kits are often just a waste of …This is definitely not the norm and matched kits are often just a waste of money. I have never had any RAM refused in any system I’ve worked on or built. I certainly wouldn’t advocate removing all the old RAM when upgrading to more RAM and I’m fairly sure others would agree. Unless you have some custom timings or heavy overclock I can’t see why this would be an issue - there is a very slight latency penalty from having 4 sticks vs 2 sticks and maybe that’s the issue rather than total incompatibility. Honestly I’d look for other places to improve performance than overclocking RAM like the CPU, GPU or IO subsystem - I never run it overclocked unless it’s for the GPU for a specific purpose


I agree it normally works, have done it myself with other systems. It is however well documented on the forums that there can be issues and having experienced it first hand I will be far more considerate of this in future. There must be a good reason the OEM's go the extent of testing sets and selling them as matched kits.
stuellis8 m ago

I agree it normally works, have done it myself with other systems. It is …I agree it normally works, have done it myself with other systems. It is however well documented on the forums that there can be issues and having experienced it first hand I will be far more considerate of this in future. There must be a good reason the OEM's go the extent of testing sets and selling them as matched kits.


The good reason is it makes them a hell of a lot more money! But overclocked RAM always seemed like a waste to me - there are many other things to give you much more performance before fiddling with RAM timings and speeds and I would only buy this high-end stuff for reliability and brand rather than raw performance. I don't think it's a 'vice versa' type situation - you can buy matched kits knowing it would and should work fine but I wouldn't not buy random sticks for the same reason and I certainly wouldn't upgrade (or suggest anyone else does) by removing all the existing stuff first. Personally speaking anyway.

If I was building from scratch then yes, I'd get a matched pair as they are actually usually slightly cheaper than two individual sticks.

Are you sure you don't have a dodgy XMP profile or overly-tight latencies?
plewis0032 m ago

The good reason is it makes them a hell of a lot more money! But …The good reason is it makes them a hell of a lot more money! But overclocked RAM always seemed like a waste to me - there are many other things to give you much more performance before fiddling with RAM timings and speeds and I would only buy this high-end stuff for reliability and brand rather than raw performance. I don't think it's a 'vice versa' type situation - you can buy matched kits knowing it would and should work fine but I wouldn't not buy random sticks for the same reason and I certainly wouldn't upgrade (or suggest anyone else does) by removing all the existing stuff first. Personally speaking anyway.If I was building from scratch then yes, I'd get a matched pair as they are actually usually slightly cheaper than two individual sticks.Are you sure you don't have a dodgy XMP profile or overly-tight latencies?


Nope, timings all the same as when running each 2x8gb kit. As said if you start looking its actually well documented, now I have no idea if its 1/10000, 1/1000, 1/100...... chance of an issue but it happens. While you say you wouldn't recommend someone takes out there existing RAM, I wouldn't recommend someone buys additional RAM without pointing out there is a chance however small that it may not work.
stuellis1 h, 27 m ago

Nope, timings all the same as when running each 2x8gb kit. As said if you …Nope, timings all the same as when running each 2x8gb kit. As said if you start looking its actually well documented, now I have no idea if its 1/10000, 1/1000, 1/100...... chance of an issue but it happens. While you say you wouldn't recommend someone takes out there existing RAM, I wouldn't recommend someone buys additional RAM without pointing out there is a chance however small that it may not work.


Maybe there is a difference when you are talking about performance RAM (like this) vs. basic, loose-timing standard RAM. I don't know, I just know I haven't had the misfortune of anything so finicky it ruins a build and after fiddling with RAM I'll always make it do at least one pass of Memtest86+.

Anyway, I'm fairly sure that everyone knows even computers aren't exact science. You can configure two machines with identical components and one may fail to boot first time whereas the other may be fine.
Cheaper than when i bought in 2016!
Original Poster
Only 1 left but dropped down to £49.97 in Currys
Original Poster
Down to £44.9
Just got £5 refund from Amazon
Now gone up to £69.48.
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