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OCZ EL Platinum DDR600, will I need a fan on these modules?

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http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820227207

This is the RAM I am planning on getting (4 sticks) it is rated for DDR600@2.5-4-4-10@2.85v (DDR400@2-2-2-5@unstated voltage! nice!) although OCZ guarantees the RAM up to 3v without voiding the warranty. So my question is this.

My motherboard (DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR Expert) has 4.03vDimm. How high of a voltage can I run this RAM at before I would need a fan to cool it down? I probably won't even go over 3v (maybe 3.2v) since I will run it at 1:1 with my CPU and all I plan to overclock is to 275x11=roughly 3GHz=DDR550. As in that is my max, and I doubt I will even be able to do that high of a CPU speed so I may use a x10 multiplier instead and do maybe 260=280FSB.

I think I rambled on a bit there so let me clarify, all I need answered is how much voltage is ok before needing a fan to cool this memory, thanks.
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I would say if you are planning on going over the rated voltage active cooling would be a good idea. If you have something like a XP-120 or Big Typhonn you may be ok if the RAM is close enough to be in the air current.

EDIT...just looked at your HS...I don't think that will do it. The XP-120 & B.T. are taller, creating a better current of air for the surrounding components. If I recall correctly that is actually one of the selling points of the XP-120, they say it will act as active cooling for the chipset.
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Luckily, another part of my upgrade list is the Big Typhoon HORRAY! lol! So assuming that I will have the Big Typhoon and my mobo is such that the RAM is between the Big Typhoon and my rear exhaust fan, generating a good level of airflow accross the RAM (traveling perpendicular to the RAM, as in the RAM sits in an up/down orientation and the air goes from right to left) how high of voltage could I use then?
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With good air flow over the ram, 3.2v - 3.3v should be fine. But with the DDR600 memory you've selected, I don't think you will need to go above 2.9v to hit your target of 275Mhz.
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Don't go above 2.9v with the ram, its Samsung TCCD and is not voltage hungry, If you were going with something such as winbond BH5 then you would need 3.2+. This ram however shouldn't need anything more than 2.9.
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Actually I was just wondering is all. I was actually considering having my RAM on a ratio of 4:5 (DDR500) since my CPU is a stepping that supports that with a BIOS flash but decided that 1:1 was better. Actually my plan is to run it at its rated voltage (2.85v as far as I can tell) and leave it at 2.5-4-4-10 timings even though at DDR550 i could probably tighten those up a bit. Maybe 2-4-4-10?
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OCZ does specify that it may require 2T on some systems, so keep that in mind.
EDIT
It may time simular to these Geil One TCCD settings... just a referance
http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...le-review.html

Frankly, let that stuff run all out and see what the CPU can do
    
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