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    Cooling for Crucial Ballistix DDR2 RAM?

    I think i am buying a pair of Crucial Ballistix DDR2 soon, was wondering if anyone can tell me what active RAM cooling fits them.
    Crucial doesnt seem to make their own, maybe the ones from Corsair or OCZ fit the other modules too? Any experiences?
    Or maybe some 3rd party cooler, i wouldnt care which brand.

    The OCZ XTC Cooler:
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...ocz_xtc_cooler

    The Corsair Dominator Cooler:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=466725

    Would be perfect if it would fit these Ballistix Tracers DDR2-8500
    http://www.crucial.com/eu/store/part...KIT12864AL1065

    Or these "normal" DDR2-8500 sticks:
    http://www.crucial.com/eu/store/part...KIT12864AA1065

    I take it, the only differences between Tracers and normal Crucials is the black PCB and the LED`s?
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    Either of those will fit that RAM.

    Or, you could get a 92mm quiet fan and clip it over the ram, thats what I do anyway and it works well

    A 120mm is a bit too big because it has a larger dead spot.

    Yes, the only difference is the LEDs and the colour of the heatspreaders, both have black PCBs.
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    Oh thats good news. I will order the OCZ cooler then, kinda cheap here.
    Adding a 80/92mm fan is unfortunatly no option for me, my case is too crowded, no way i can fit something in there.
    According to a review, the OCZ cooler cools down some 1000+ RAM by about 10c, compared to no cooler at all. Thats about enough for me i guess.

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    I think they might be slightly noisy, but if that doesnt bother you, then no problem.
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    Have used both. Giot the ocz 1st thinking that 2x60mm fans would be better than 3x40 on the corsairunit. I was wrong the ocz in just a bit of eye candy & went on e-bay the dominator is better:-
    1) fitting
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    3) cooler i had very poor cooling with the ocz unit nothing like the 10c review claim

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    Yeah, I also have the Corsair one and it's great.... has turned my unstable mem overclocks stable, so can ask no more.

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    Argggh, but the OCZ looks so nice & shiny

    Thanks so much for the advice, will hunt today for some retailer who has the Corsair on stock.
    After looking at my ram and graphics yesterday, i would think even the Corsair would be a very tight fit between them.
    Ordered a 92mm fan, and will try to cut a hole in my side door, blowing directly onto the ram and mobo tempsensor then.
    Will get the Corsair cooler anyways tho, just to make sure and have more options.
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    After looking at my ram and graphics yesterday, i would think even the Corsair would be a very tight fit between them
    There isn't much space but the crucial unit is good. The sides consist of sprung steel clips. If you hook the 1st over the gfx card end (there's a reccess/niche that fits onto the memory clips) & then holding the unfasted side out it fits perfectly. I sold my ocz before i got my p5k and thinking about it very much doubt that it would fit.

    P5k fitted with Corsair Dominator cooler

    Your plan sounds good:-
    I also have cut holes in my side panel to hold 120mm fans which blow over my memory & mosfets.
    2x120mm Fan intakes - my mobo is in an inverted position

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    I dunno if you need to cool them; I have 2x1 gig of the DDR2-800s and they have their own HS's as you know. I'm not pushing the voltage beyond 2.25 V and have never experienced a problem. How much V do you plan on using?
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    I dunno if you need to cool them;
    that runs contrary to all advise i've read for example:-
    NB. During all testing I had two 80mm fans rested on top of both modules to make sure that they stayed cool at all times. I would not recommend that anyone overclock and overvolt their memory as I have without adequate cooling
    Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400 Kit if you look around xs & other forums you will see similar precautions taken.

    The voltage spec is 2.2v so running at 2.25v you are overclocking.

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    I wish i could run 2x120mm on my sidepanel, unfortunatly i dont have much space left there. My Noctua CPU Cooler almost touches the sidepanel,
    i can barely put a 92mm in there. Decided to go with a 80mm there and then use a fan control on it.

    Thanks for the picture Supershanks! I have ordered the Corsair cooler now after i noticed that i dont have anything useful in my household to cut a hole in my sidepanel
    But it isnt on stock, prolly gonna take a few days to arrive. Maybe i still figure out a way to cut that hole by then.

    And yes, probably i wouldnt NEED to cool the RAM. But i have to say it lets me sleep a lot better at night.
    Running the current OCZ with 2.20v, they do get very hot. But so far havent caused any trouble. I dont plan on running 2.5v or anything crazy tho.
    I just hope to extend their lifetime a bit by better cooling. I dont care so much for noise (atm).
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    Yes the ram cooling is precautionary.
    But i have to say it lets me sleep a lot better at night
    Exactly, especially when your pc is running orthos as an overnight stability test

    I have a Temp sensor attched to one of my modules.
    I'm on 2.3v 1200 5,5,5,12,3,30,3,3,3
    Idle temps =30~32C
    Load = 37~39C

    I used a 114mm holesaw to cut my holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graysky View Post
    I dunno if you need to cool them; I have 2x1 gig of the DDR2-800s and they have their own HS's as you know. I'm not pushing the voltage beyond 2.25 V and have never experienced a problem. How much V do you plan on using?

    D9 RAM will die pretty quickly if you dont cool them, simple as that, and if they dont, you are very lucky.
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    Hmm... the Ballistix brand stocks are made for overclocking. Call up Crucial's tech support number and they'll actually tell you that. They also have a lifetime replacement guarantee so you can't go wrong. I wouldn't worry about cooling them, but that's just me.
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    it's more fundamental than that crucial support is excellent as you say a lifetime support. They will even do a cross ship.

    But that may still leave you with no pc for 5 days unless your happy to buy a spare set. Personnaly i find it cheaper & easier to have some insurance by cooling them. I would guess something like 95% of forum guides advise active memory cooling.

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