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post #11 of 26
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thats how it works UTT bh-5 seems to work best at 3.5v in MANY reviews CH-5 redline xp's got best results @ 3.9 which stated with a small fan blowing on them youll be perfectly fine. Without at least 3.2v BH-5 wont overclock at all it needs at least 2.8v to make it work @ ddr 400
Ok thanks for the info

I as an example tho I can run my BH-5 2-3-2-5 upto 440Mhz @ 2.8v Just wish my board supported above 2.8v to get the best out of them
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my G.skill UTT BH-5 uses 3.5v to get 260 (ddr520) with timings of 1.5-2-2-0
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my G.skill UTT BH-5 uses 3.5v to get 260 (ddr520) with timings of 1.5-2-2-0
Thats some wicked sick timings/frequency on those sticks

Have you any experiences of the OCZ DDR booster with BH-5?
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Thats some wicked sick timings/frequency on those sticks

Have you any experiences of the OCZ DDR booster with BH-5?
the ddr booster only works with some motherboards, my dfi and my msi both allowed up to 4.0v for the vdimm so i didnt need the booster, but i heard it works well when the motherboard supports it

http://www.ocztechnology.com/display...ocompatibility

your IC7 supports it and it gives up to 3.6v id get it and make that ram scream
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post #15 of 26
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the ddr booster only works with some motherboards, my dfi and my msi both allowed up to 4.0v for the vdimm so i didnt need the booster, but i heard it works well when the motherboard supports it

http://www.ocztechnology.com/display...ocompatibility

your IC7 supports it and it gives up to 3.6v id get it and make that ram scream
Hmm will have to see if the IC7 series is on that list

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In your experience whats the max frequency you could gain using 3.6v or was 3.5v the max that you could obtain stable?
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post #17 of 26
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In your experience whats the max frequency you could gain using 3.6v or was 3.5v the max that you could obtain stable?
well 3.5v seems to be the "sweet spot" for my ram. UTT BH-5 isnt the exact same as BH-5. Origional BH-5 was made by winbond but winbond was bought out by infineon and infineon tried to remanufacture BH-5 and called it UTT Bh-5 GREAT overclocker but the origional BH-5 was better. GEIL ONE uses the origional IF thats IF you can find it, ive read ppl getting 280-290 out of the original with 2-2-2-5 timings.
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post #18 of 26
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well 3.5v seems to be the "sweet spot" for my ram. UTT BH-5 isnt the exact same as BH-5. Origional BH-5 was made by winbond but winbond was bought out by infineon and infineon tried to remanufacture BH-5 and called it UTT Bh-5 GREAT overclocker but the origional BH-5 was better. GEIL ONE uses the origional IF thats IF you can find it, ive read ppl getting 280-290 out of the original with 2-2-2-5 timings.
Holy crap i did not realise it was quite that high 250MHz maybe, glad its more

Gives me a proper incenitve now to get that booster.

Might also fix the "issue" i have at the mo where i cant run 2-2-2-5 but have to run 2-3-2-5 to get it stable at 2.8v @ DDR400
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post #19 of 26
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Im guessing my chips are BH5, because my PC wont even boot in dual channel mode unless the voltage is at least 2.8V.

The RAM Im using is Patriot Power Series, 2X512MB dual channel kit.


EDIT: Is there any way to tell what type of chips I have without removing the heatspreaders?
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post #20 of 26
here's a link that may tell you the max voltage for your ram just pick the chips your stick is using http://www.techpowerup.com/memdb/
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