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I have read alot of places that say active cooling would be good for my GeIL One BH-5 ram, is it really needed?
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post #2 of 7
If you are re
ally overclocking the stuff and have high voltage than yes.

If any ram needs active cooling, its BH-5 ram, it runs very hot with alot of voltage to acheive its potential.

I would suggest just rigging up a 80mm fan right on it, or putting a 120 in your side panel and using a vent to get it over the ram.

I definatly suggest something to get some airflow to the ram. It will boost your performance and inhance overclocking potential!!

Good luck!
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Well I'm trying to get a clean look so how would this do?

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post #4 of 7
Yes that will do the trick, good luck overclocking, thats very good ram. I'm about to snatch me up some.
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As soon as my PSU comes in Ill get going, I have everything else but the site said it was in stock and then sent me an email saying that it was backordered.
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Well I'm trying to get a clean look so how would this do?

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I have it on my mushkin and it keeps them cool.
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post #7 of 7
Yes, active cooling is required for any vdimm over 3.4 volts, which you basically need in order to OC your RAM to its fullest. Just be sure you don't go over 3.6 without further active cooling.
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