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Hello guys,

I want to overclock my RAM so I can push my CPU a little higher. The problem is that I know that Kingston ValueRam is not ment to be overclocked.
But if I put heatspreaders on them with a good fan (my case also has good airflow), would I be able to overclock this RAM?

Buying a few heatspreaders and a fan is a lot cheaper than buying special RAM. Especially since I want to expand my memory to 4GB.


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You might, but they would require more voltage than your average higher-end ram.
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Sure you can - I wouldn't even worry too much about heatspreaders if you've got good airflow over the DIMMS. You probably won't have as much headroom as you would with some enthusiast-oriented RAM, but I know several people (myself included on my old rig) who have gotten good results with "value" RAM.
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I say give it a go!

My Corsair ValueSelect DDR2-667 can hit 800MHz quite easily with stock timings. I see no reason why a little bit of an overclock would hurt anything on yours . Just make sure you test it for errors with memtest (or Orthos blended at least), and DON'T pump too much voltage through them....and you'll be fine .
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Okey I'll give it a try ^^
But when having a good airflow, will the heatspreaders do any good?
Also, what voltage will be the maximum for my RAM?
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Okey I'll give it a try ^^
But when having a good airflow, will the heatspreaders do any good?
Also, what voltage will be the maximum for my RAM?
Probably your memory get even cooler with heatspreaders and good airflow.

Here´s my story about Nexus Heat Pipe Memory Cooler.

Doing 100% stresstest on a 2x1Gb Kingston HyperX PC9600@1200 (5-5-5-15 PL5 2.28V) and placed a temp sensor inside and got a temp ~65C, not good I thought.
Placed 2 60 fans@1700 (don´t like noice, therefore not higher) above the ram and got a temp ~55C, not good either.

I bought myself some Nexus HXR-5500 Heat Pipe Memory Cooler (looks like OCZ´s Reaper) and replaced the original heatspreaders, same kind of stresstest and got a temp ~40 without fan, I have not tested with fans because I´m pleased with that temp.

My ambient room temp ~21

I don´t run 24/7 with my rig usually I game for 1-4 hours then I turn it of.

So if you get those Nexus Coolers and good airflow you should probably be ably to push 2,10 - 2,25v throu those ram, don´t go above 2,3v, they can die on you.

Here´s some pics, my camera is not the best for close ups, sorry

When I removed original HyperX heatspreaders I had to be very careful because they sat extremely firm but it went ok.

Mounting is so simple and it fits both single and dubble side memory.

I´m very pleased with them and I can strongly recommend others to try them.

http://www.nexustek.nl/hxr_memory_he..._heat_pipe.htm

Check out these reviews

http://www.hardwarexl.com/reviews/co...cooler_review/

http://www.rexware.fr/index.php?opti...d=694&Itemid=2



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