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i never got the point of it...what is it used for..is the performance that significant?'

thanks for any advice
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it allows you to run higher voltages for higher clocks

Wont get you that much of an increase but if you want to get every bit of performance out of your ram go for it
    
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post #3 of 18
not worth it if you're not going for a record. heatspreaders are sufficient. if you're worried though, get some Thermalright HR-07's.
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not worth it if you're not going for a record. heatspreaders are sufficient. if you're worried though, get some Thermalright HR-07's.
Its worth it if you run all your 'ish on the 'breaking edge'. I dont know bout yours..but 2.3v and 1000mhz+ = hot..2.45v and 1150mhz+ = really freakin hot...

Those are hardly WR's btw..the above settings are for daily use.
post #5 of 18
my sticks are rated 2.30-2.33v. they dont get hot.
id start watercooling at 2.45.
since your sticks are obviously different, id start at 2.40.
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Also, see this review I did on a particulary decent set of Thermaltake coolers to see some real world examples of what sort of temperature drops you can get:

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Thermaltake Spirit RS Review

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Similar to the Thermalright's but only one heatpipe ...
    
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I would recommend it on anything above 2.2v. Yeah sure its not necessary and you can argue the when is it necessary but with the way that D9 ram tends too die with increases volts its a good idea for the lifespan of the modules.

Look at it this way why not. Buy a $12 fan and throw it on there. You dont need to get a specific ram cooler, just mod up some old fans or whatever.
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thanks a lot guys rep+ for all
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not worth it if you're not going for a record. heatspreaders are sufficient. if you're worried though, get some Thermalright HR-07's.
exactly , im buying some of those so I can put 2.45v through my HZ since at 2.4 they died

im running as tight as possible (900mhz 3-4-4-1 1T) going for 1+ghz
    
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post #10 of 18
Keeps your RAM from dying an early death when it's overvolted.
It's really effective when coupled with heatspreaders.
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