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Well, a kind forum member is donating me some (2x 512 Mb) Mushkin DDR500 RAM - seeing as these are high end peices of kit do they need Heatspreaders? i know that they need some air going over (thus even though im on water ive kept 3 case fans going) - or do they?
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Well, a kind forum member is donating me some (2x 512 Mb) Mushkin DDR500 RAM - seeing as these are high end peices of kit do they need Heatspreaders? i know that they need some air going over (thus even though im on water ive kept 3 case fans going) - or do they?
Wow that is very kind of them

What are the details written on the memory IC?

Also what sort of default voltage do they need? This usually dictates the need for heatspreaders or fan active cooling.
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They haven't turned up yet - i was just asking, it appears all Muskin ram has a "FrostByte Heatspreader" already, though
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Well typically you only need heatspreaders if you intend on overvolting past the JEDEC specification of 2.8v.
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My current value ram is runing at 2.95 V

Oops.

Is there any advantage to over-volting?
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higher frequencies or tighter timmings can be achieved with over volting
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Ram gets warm when used heavily, I just got some pure copper spreaders for my ram and they feel warm when bf2 is playing
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Dependant on the ICs used in that Mush, some could take 3.5v and HAD to HAVE a cooling fan which would be the "Red Line" series. A fan nerver hurts, even if your in the 2.X v range.
    
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Dependant on the ICs used in that Mush, some could take 3.5v and HAD to HAVE a cooling fan which would be the "Red Line" series. A fan nerver hurts, even if your in the 2.X v range.
Yeah definately, nicely put The Duke.

If you look at my sys spec you can see that mine also love extra voltage.

This means that I can maintain very tight timings with a high(ish) operating frequency.

I do have a 80mm fan sitting on them otherwise they cook themselves
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post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
Dependant on the ICs used in that Mush, some could take 3.5v and HAD to HAVE a cooling fan which would be the "Red Line" series. A fan nerver hurts, even if your in the 2.X v range.
is that a ghetto modded or a proper bit of kit? remember, all thats heating up the air is my HDD's, ram sinks and the ram iteself, as i have water cooling, i was thinking of having a look as to where to place them, but i wondered if there are dedicated solutions

PS - My A8N-SLi Premium only lets me go up to 3v!
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