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I just ordered 4Gb of these from newegg, model
BL2KIT12864AA804
and I want to know what to expect. I was going to get the GSkill HZs, but many suggested these, stating that the chips didn't perform as well lately.
Your feelings? Also, if you have any bandwidth benches I would LOVE to see that.
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Eh.....bump
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The highest I got mine back when I was running them was 565mhz I believe. That was with 5-5-5-15 timings and if I remember right around 2.25v. Its been a while. They are the qaverage d9 chips just like most of the other ddr2 800 like the HZ and some of the super talent, the average team extreme (not the 3-3-3-8 version).
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That sounds good to me. Did you have active cooling on those too? I ordered that OCZ XTC cooler, which was a lot better than the Evercool one I had on my DDR AMD system.
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Originally Posted by binormalkilla View Post
That sounds good to me. Did you have active cooling on those too? I ordered that OCZ XTC cooler, which was a lot better than the Evercool one I had on my DDR AMD system.
I allways use active cooling on my ram when ocing it. Ram seems to generate alot of heat and I phase cool so I dont have any cpu cooler moving any air around them. Even if I was air cooling I would still use active cooling.

On those I had two stock amd hsf's ziptied together hanging over them. Now I have a single 120mm fan with a bracket that points directly at my ram.

It s a good idea I think, others will argue its not necessary but better safe then sorry.
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post #7 of 35
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What VDIMM are you running? I agree, active cooling is definitely necessary. Who argues that it isn't? Seems foolish to argue with the obvious....I mean they must have never touched the heatspread after running Orthos blended
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post #8 of 35
Crucial's use the same IC's as the G.Skill HZ's and Mushkin Extreme...they should all run similarly.

I have a set of the HZ's...although I havent had much time to play...my bests are:

800mhz, 2.0v, 4-4-4-9-4-20-8-9-9-9
800mhz, 2.2v, 4-4-3-8-4-20-8-8-9-9
&
1032mhz, 2.25v, 4-4-4-12-4-25-8-9-9-9
1032mhz, 2.3v, 4-4-4-11-4-25-8-9-9-9


I havent gotten a chance to mess around with the sub-timings a lot..but Im sure there is room for improvements beyond those clocks/timings.
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I'm running 833 MHz at these timings. I have them under active cooling with 2.25V. I tried to set the NB strap to run at 1033 but it wouldn't boot past Windows load screen. It would post though. I loosened the timings to 5-5-5-15

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post #10 of 35
Did you also, bump up the NBv's? Increasing the speed that much is likely going to require some mo' juice, man!
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