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It may seem my RAM is overkill for my system and under my usage but I don't know such word as overkill and the main reasons I got thesesticks are the price and OC headroom which is not that necessary at the moment (in the future definately).
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I bought the extended fins because I hate the airflow fan. So loud..... I run at 1.65v 1600mhz 6-6-6-18 1 t
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You are most likely stating the wide-spread unawareness of actual temperatures in cases where memory is under full load.
Precisely.

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I have yet to use Memtest86 (i think is most appropriate to test pure stability) on my modules so I am far from 100% stable OC at the moment with so far only 16 hours of prime95 blend being errorless.
Memtest86 is more useful for testing basic functionality. It only single threaded and cannot fully load the memory subsystem, but it can hit areas that non-bootable tests won't.

I use memtest86 to ensure my memory isn;'t outright broken and that initial OCs are stable enough to boot into windows for more extensive testing without being likely to corrupt the OS or crapout immediately.

For actual stress testing, Prime95 Blend is actually superior.

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Are there any good programs to display RAM temperatures without stressing them, or is it even necessary to know them?
Most DIMMs do not have temp sensors.

When I don't have an IR thermometer handy, I just use my fingers. During stress testing, it's normal for a DIMM to get hot to the touch, but if it's painful or significantly uncomfortable (pain threshold is usually in the ballpark of 50-60C, and under the heat spreaders it's probably at least ~10C warmer) it's probably a good idea to back off on memory speed/voltage, or add more cooling.
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its a psc kit so you shouldn't need a fan ever, cuz they wont post with over 1.8-1.9V.
corsair is retarded
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