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Supposedly my mobo is rated for 1666. I upped the multiplier to 8, and it boots using auto timings at 9-11-11-29 but it doesn't boot when I manually set them to 9-9-9-24.

Your mobo is rated for 1666MHz RAM in O.C, meaning that it wont run 1600 MHz at stock voltages/timings.
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Supposedly my mobo is rated for 1666. I upped the multiplier to 8, and it boots using auto timings at 9-11-11-29 but it doesn't boot when I manually set them to 9-9-9-24.

The RAM timings are the optimum latencies but that does not mean that your CPU/mobo/RAM will necessarily run at those latencies without issue. The slower 9-11-11-29 may be the fastest latencies that will work??? Only testing will tell but you won't see any performance difference between 9-9-9-24 and 9-11-11-29 settings other than in benches. Just for laughs you can try bumping the RAM voltage to 1.65v and see if the RAM will run at 9-9-9-24.

One issue I forgot to mention in regards to the heatsinks. Removal may be an issue if you ever need to return the RAM under warranty for replacement. As far as heat there is no issue.
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You should be perfectly fine without them. They makes next to none differenece..
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unless it pulls the chip off the stick.. ive heard wayyyyyyyyy too many stories of people trying to take em off to check what brand chip it is and pulling a few of em off..
     
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Use a hair dryer or heat gun to warm the glue up before you try our you might find you take something off you didn't want like others have warned of.
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Use a hair dryer or heat gun to warm the glue up before you try our you might find you take something off you didn't want like others have warned of.

going the wrong direction. your supposed to freeze em before trying. thumb.gif

or at least that is the general consensus for how to get em off safely
     
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I just did it real slowly and carefully, they are fine. I'm not worried about warranty I only paid $40 for them.
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