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Should I OC non heatspread RAM?

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I have Crucial Valueram 1gb...ddr400, running 1:1 at 378 i believe, and at 2.5-3-3-7. I have also a crucial valueram 256mb, same speeds/latency. I have the option of going a little higher and running RAM at 466mhz...is it worth/smart to try to hit that 466mhz?
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Sometimes heat spreaders hinder the cooling of ram. I left mine off =D

If it gets hot by touch then you might want to put a fan ontop.
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agree with the dude on top
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Yea, heatspreaders are still mostly in the gimic stage still. Just have a little airflow over them.
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sure it will be fine, overclocking doesnt break things, it makes them hotter. the heat breaks things, keep them cool and your in the clear
    
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copper conducts heat better than aluminum, only silver would be better, and its obvious why we dont use that lol
    
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I was oc my centon sticks for a while there with no ill problems with them other then they are not oc style memory so I could oc them by huge amounts. 667 to 740. but still didn't have one ounce of problems so go for it and see where it takes you
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