The muscle men challenge!

Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby ket on 22 Jul 2009 17:07

Indeed thats what I mean when I say IHS. I lapped the IHS on my E4400 and E7200 when I had those, temps didn't really improve as they had decent IHS anyway, I just wanted to see the pretty copper under the nickel plating :D. Temps would improve drastically though on my Q8400 if I lapped the IHS on it, its very noticably uneven.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby VINTAR on 23 Jul 2009 06:16

Ah i get it now. Thats why i bought an after market cpu cooler just Incase i felt brave to overclock. Just need that damn 1066 ram so i can push the fsb :-)
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby ket on 23 Jul 2009 13:53

Don't get cheap 1066 memory it won't clock well at all. This is a good kit though, it will top out around 1180-1250MHz. Only few things to note about this kit is that 1. beyond 1.95v or so you won't see any extra OC headroom, and 2. Changing timings to 6-6-6 won't help much either. Apart from that their about the best DDR2 kit you can get these days.
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby VINTAR on 23 Jul 2009 14:58

Yeah transcend FTW. As you can see by my sig, mine clocked well too :-)
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Re: The muscle men challenge!

Postby ket on 23 Jul 2009 17:07

My aXeRAM was expensive for DDR2 when I got it few months back, about £60. The quality shows though, the sticks can do around 1180MHz. The RAM in the link I gave is for OCZ memory. Normally I wouldn't recommend OCZ they have burned me every single time I have tried them, but I have it on good authority the OCZ sticks in the link I gave are good quality stuff.
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