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    DHX-useful?

    hello,

    When considering Corsair's 4-4-4-12 800MHz kits (2.1V), is there any point in using the DHX cooling system, if the modules are not going to be overclocked?

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    Re: DHX-useful?

    No. Get cheapest, decent brand ram (PC2-6400) you can find... especially if you are not overclocking

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    Re: DHX-useful?

    I always go for Corsair Value Select
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    Re: DHX-useful?

    hello,

    Sorry, I forgot to mention in my post the modules will be running at 4-4-4-12 timings at 2.1V aswell. Would DHX still be OTT?
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    Re: DHX-useful?

    Well get the cheapest that are rated at that speed/timings/voltage. It might be DHX anyway

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    Re: DHX-useful?

    hello,

    That would be these modules:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...,+CAS+4-4-4-12

    Would there be a higher chance of the memory failing if they are used without DHX heatsinks?
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    Re: DHX-useful?

    No AFAIK, lifetime warranty anyway so it doesnt matter.
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    Re: DHX-useful?

    The DHX offer better cooling than standard heatspreaders, so in theory the chips will be kept cooler which may facilitate better overclocking but it is by no means guaranteed you also have the problem that they stick up higher than normal modules and can get in the way of heatsinks and drives depending on your case, motherboard and CPU cooler.

    If not overclocking they are really not worth anything to you, in fact I wouldn't worry about getting C4 I would go for 4GB of C5 instead for £40 http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=632574 you will not notice the difference in the timings in everyday use.

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    Re: DHX-useful?

    I bought some of the DHX modules earlier this year. Unless you want every last drop of performance out of you RAM then don't bother. They are obviously larger than normal modules and obstruct large CPU coolers.

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    Re: DHX-useful?

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    I bought some of the DHX modules earlier this year. Unless you want every last drop of performance out of you RAM then don't bother. They are obviously larger than normal modules and obstruct some large CPU coolers.
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    As I said really depends on the motherboard layout and CPU cooler as to if the will be an issue, and the case of course but most ATX cases don't have things hanging over the motherboard unlike the smaller µATX cases which invariably have a hard drive or something in the way!

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    Re: DHX-useful?

    This might be worth it mate as it's only a few quid more than the 2GB kits you are looking at:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146049

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