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Thats no completely true memory is just like other parts cooler it runs sometimes you can push it further why do you thk some kits have larger heatsinks. Your desktop memory is just like the memory on say your video card heat and voltage can determine how far you can push it.

I've never heard of a memory fan, stabilizing an OC. If you can, show me proof, that attaching 2x40mm fans was able to stabilize an OC. I've never heard of such a thing. Sure, it's important to keep your ram cool, but attaching a fan, now stabilizes OC's?
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I've never heard of a memory fan, stabilizing an OC. If you can, show me proof, that attaching 2x40mm fans was able to stabilize an OC. I've never heard of such a thing. Sure, it's important to keep your ram cool, but attaching a fan, now stabilizes OC's?
Well you see some people having ram sinks custom made setup for dice for extreme clocks so if cooling does not affect clocks they wouldnt do that. With ddr3 im not sure if it matters as much cause it uses alot less volts then ddr2 did.
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Well you see some people having ram sinks custom made setup for dice for extreme clocks so if cooling does not affect clocks they wouldnt do that. With ddr3 im not sure if it matters as much cause it uses alot less volts then ddr2 did.
Hey, if you're running at those extreme volts, you have a point. But I doubt that many here are. I watched a DICE bench party last, guy got 5.6ghz, and was using nothing but a 120mm fan on his ram..
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Hey, if you're running at those extreme volts, you have a point. But I doubt that many here are. I watched a DICE bench party last, guy got 5.6ghz, and was using nothing but a 120mm fan on his ram..
I dont thk the cooling is needed as much on ddr3 as it was on ddr2 dd2 used much more volts then we have with our ddr3 now.
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...19-bordom.html

you wont need heat spreaders on DDR3 till about 1.8V and higher
most of the users on this forum are girly men too scared to push past 1.65 though lol
post #16 of 28
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I think I will go for the Corsair 6GB 2000 MHz 8-9-8-24 memory then. Would that be good to get up to 4, maybe 4.2ish?

I could have gotten 8-8-8-24 at 1600 MHz which has slightly better timings but a lower frequency. I'm assuming going from 1600 MHz to 2000 MHz is important though and a slightly decrease in timings doesn't matter too much?
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I think I will go for the Corsair 6GB 2000 MHz 8-9-8-24 memory then. Would that be good to get up to 4, maybe 4.2ish?

I could have gotten 8-8-8-24 at 1600 MHz which has slightly better timings but a lower frequency. I'm assuming going from 1600 MHz to 2000 MHz is important though and a slightly decrease in timings doesn't matter too much?

Assuming you have a decent cooler, and your cpu/mb is up for the task, 1600 or 2000 will do the job.

There's probably 1% difference between 8-9-8 and 8-8-8. At least what I've seen through benching.
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post #18 of 28
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I'll be getting an i7 950, a UD3R mobo and an H50 water cooler with some additional fans. Will that do the trick?

You say that there is only a 1% diff between 8-9-8 and 8-8-8. What is the diff between 1600 MHz and 2000 MHz then? I'm paying a little more for it so hopefully it is at least a bit better.
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post #19 of 28
you cant compare the same timing at different speeds
bandwidth increases with higher frequency while keeping the same timings.
post #20 of 28
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Well basically, would Corsair 6GB 2000 MHz 8-9-8-24 memory beat Corsair 6GB 1600 MHz 8-8-8-24 memory?

The 2000 MHz memory is slightly more expensive and that's what I'm looking at currently.
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