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Do they have heat spreaders on them, if not it will say wahat there on the chips. and yes 2.9vdimm should be the top if there TCCD.
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Originally Posted by RyGuy
I doubt they are BH-5 since the stock timings are so bad, I was also skeptical of them being TCCD but if you think they are... They will handle 2.9v (if TCCD) but if you can't get 250FSB with loose timings, I question their TCCD'ness.
Even if they aren't TCCD, will they still handle 2.9v ok? Or is it just safer and wiser to stay at 2.8? I've run them up to 470mhz before at 2.7 before I jumped to a divider because I didn't know how high they would go with 2.8/2.9 volts. I would drop back and just see how high they would go on 2.8v, but I don't want to lose my overclock of 4.00Ghz...

I guess after I get new cooling for my CPU, I'll just keep going higher and get my max OC for my RAM
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Originally Posted by jrabb1920
Do they have heat spreaders on them, if not it will say wahat there on the chips. and yes 2.9vdimm should be the top if there TCCD.
They do have heatspreaders... so I can't see what the IC's are :-\\

The sticker on the spreader wouldn't say right?
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post #14 of 17
2.9v should be fine for most RAM, since this is decent quality it should be OK. Give it a whirl.
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Alright, I went to 2.8v and tried to boot at 500mhz - no go

But 2.8v allowed me to tighten my timings to 2-3-3-6 as opposed to 2.5-3-3-7, so that's a plus. My mobo will actually allow me to go to 2.9vram, but I didn't want to take the chance of burning up my sticks. :-\\

You guys think it's safe to go to 2.9 or no? By the way, PQI's website states that the IC's are TCCD on one page (as well as a reviewer on newegg, as if they know jack), but another page states that they are Winbond BH-5 IC's...

Don't know if that matters for anything though...

Mine works better with 2.6....

I can get my TCCD stable at 310 2.5-4-3-6 1T....so 250 shouldn't be a problem. They're really picky about voltage and timings though....
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I do not think that this RAM is TCCD...sorry
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Well I had it at 2.8v and 2-3-3-6 for a while and then it just BSOD'd on me and I had to reboot :-\\

I set it back to 2.7 @ 2.5-3-3-7... I figure either the RAM got too hot or they were just too underpowered for the tighter timings.

I can't burn these up because I'm saving for my Conroe build for school, so I might just stay where I'm at...

I don't know what else it could be that won't let me tighten the timings, but oh well...I guess the only way I'm taking the clock higher is by taking my FSB higher, which will come on time with my Freezer 7 Pro/BT VX
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