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4x4GB 1600MHz vs 1066MHz? Cooler/quieter?

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Hey,

I'm wanting a relatively quiet rig and I'm wondering if 1600MHz vs 1066/1333MHz is noticeably louder? Do the higher MHz modules generate significantly more heat or is it minuscule?

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louder?? say what?
    
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RAM is silent, heat is very, very minimal.
    
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by saying "louder" do u mean RAM with fans? I dont get it. Anyway, most RAMs use Heatsinks so they're actually passively cooled meaning noiseless. Also, AFAIK, RAM isn't exactly hot. My Mushkins for example uses heatsink and even after stress testing it barely feels warm.
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Ah good to know! I'll stay clear of the modules that use fans. I was just thinking, they must get hot but if not, good!
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Ah good to know! I'll stay clear of the modules that use fans. I was just thinking, they must get hot but if not, good!
Very few modules use fans. Usually fans are only provided on very high end RAM like Corsair Dominator GTs
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