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I have mixed ram in my system. Corsair XMS 3 and Corsair Vengeance [Low Profile], although both have the same style heat spreader. The XMS 3 is rated at 1.65v while the vengeance is rated at 1.5v. I have all ram at 1.5v and it all runs just fine. Both are also 1600C9.

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post #22 of 40
RAM merely gets hot. Although I do care about looks, I care about performance even more. It's really which one matters to you. It's just too bad the Corsair Dominator heatsinks can't fit on Mushkins. Mushkin Dominators > Corsair Dominators. tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore;14626285 
RAM merely gets hot. Although I do care about looks, I care about performance even more. It's really which one matters to you. It's just too bad the Corsair Dominator heatsinks can't fit on Mushkins. Mushkin Dominators > Corsair Dominators. tongue.gif

No need for that, the Mushkin Ridgebacks are the best looking heat spreaders on the market!
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post #24 of 40
i don't think iv ever touched my ram lol, maybe i should try
   
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post #25 of 40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chinesethunda;14623780 
yeah you can just make it 1.5v i don't see a point in going higher with regular ram speeds, also ehume what is that brown fan you are using on the silver arrow in the pic with the gskill ram? how is its performance? im just curious because of the fan shape

That's an Akasa Apache. I bought it because the pics made that front blade look like the fan of a jetliner engine. Alas, it is not. As for performance, look at item 1 in my sig.
Quote:
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i don't think iv ever touched my ram lol, maybe i should try

Having an open testbed makes that a lot easier. Also, running an NH-D14 with center and pull fans leaves the RAM open. I was doing testing for Chapter 2 of Secrets of the D14 (item 4 in my sig), so it was natural to see how much heat the cooler might be ingesting from the RAM. So, despite 1.62v Vdimm I could leave my fingers on the heatsink without problems.
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post #26 of 40
my ram doesn't get too hot i think. but low profile ram gets hotter or no?
   
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post #27 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by chinesethunda;14629308 
i don't think iv ever touched my ram lol, maybe i should try


You should get in touch with your computers inner RAM more often.

Why did that sound so corny and kinky? guitar.gif
Edited by Pentdragon - 8/18/11 at 11:15pm
post #28 of 40
because it was lol maybe i need to touch my computer more, you're right lol i gotta know it better you know?
   
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post #29 of 40
Well it is true that if you don't play around with a pc and fiddle around its insides once in a while, something will blow up and come flying at you.
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post #30 of 40
i guess you gotta blow off some steam before it erupts, good thing i at least open the front and sometimes the back to prevent too much pressure from building lol

anyways, i think we should make a list of some good ram that are low profile
   
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