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    Default Spent money again on some expansive Memory (Corsair Dominator GT 2000mhz)

    Managed to sell my Team Xtreem 1866mhz memory and got myself into this mess of paying premium for these set of Corsair Dominator GT Rams!

    I had the option of buying a similar Spec'ed Kingston HyperX 2000mhz with that extremely tall heatsink. But figured that the color theme will not match my Classified motherboard. Well out of the box these Rams dont get to 2000mhz without some tweaking along with some increase in the IOH Vcore to 1.20 anything below that its a no-go.

    Question here is, how important is the Corsair Ram Flow that came with it? i'd reckon its ugly as hell and decided not to use it. i was running MemTest and with an Infrared temp probe those sticks never reached 43c and its surface were not hot to touch, so my concern is am i killing this sticks in the long run without the Ram flow?

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    I would say as long as you have good airflow you will be ok, nice sticks by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    I would say as long as you have good airflow you will be ok, nice sticks by the way.

    LOL. Nice sticks! Kinda like nice butt????

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    yeah, that is more of a "fancy" premium thing. Look at it this way: If that type of memory would overheat by using only heatsink on them, not only corsair would supply such add on . Ie. OCZ has similar fans to cool mem sticks but they never provide it with their memory.

    in summary: Its provided just to ramp up the prize for them and like smduff said if you have good flow in your case you wont have to worry

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    Those heatsinks are damn good as passive cooling and you don't really overclock it anyway, so you don't really need to do active cooling.

    Corsair includes the fans as combo so they can boot up the sale. I'm using 12Gb Dom and I don't even bother with the fan at all.

    Did you find any performance improvement from the upgrade?

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    I have the 1600mhz dominator rams and i use the fans but i am thinking of remove it cause of the noise which is noticable.I dont think you will have problems whatsoever with temperatures as long as you have a good air flow in your case.Btw congrats damn good rams.

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    LOL. Nice sticks! Kinda like nice butt????

    Out of curiosity, do those memory cooling fans make that much of a difference?
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    yes and no depends on your case to be honest if you have a case with lots of air flow you wont notice a difference with them however if your case has a real lack of air flow you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    I would say as long as you have good airflow you will be ok, nice sticks by the way.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    LOL. Nice sticks! Kinda like nice butt????
    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    yeah, that is more of a "fancy" premium thing. Look at it this way: If that type of memory would overheat by using only heatsink on them, not only corsair would supply such add on . Ie. OCZ has similar fans to cool mem sticks but they never provide it with their memory.

    in summary: Its provided just to ramp up the prize for them and like smduff said if you have good flow in your case you wont have to worry

    Thanks guys, that really helped, it didnt occur to me about the air flow in my case when i installed those rams, i guess i was too excited over its looks than thinking about case air flow. To be frank my case air flow sucks, there arent many fans inside the TJ07 motherboard tray other than 1 fan sitting above the 3 Hdds within the 5.25 drive bays.

    I'm thinking of getting the MIPS Ram block already Dam thing looks so sleek

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    That case is slick! You could always mod the side panel and get a large fan to blow in on the NB and Ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Those heatsinks are damn good as passive cooling and you don't really overclock it anyway, so you don't really need to do active cooling.

    Corsair includes the fans as combo so they can boot up the sale. I'm using 12Gb Dom and I don't even bother with the fan at all.

    Did you find any performance improvement from the upgrade?
    Yeah agree totally, during memtest when those memories were on 100% load, they werent even hot to touch and was just warm hovering about 40c

    I've yet to see any performance improvements 1 day after installation, yet to try any games yet. Just slapped on the Rams and tested for stability and surf a little bit of web, but i'm not expecting noticable performance to be frank

    Do you have good air flow in your TJ09 case since you are on watercooling ?
    You know how my TJ07 has all the Rads sitting on a different compartment below and there are no fans in the motherboard area? What about the TJ09 ? I guess you dont have many fan blowing directly at the Rams?

    I'm really itching for the MIPS RAM block due the bling factor and it solves my limited air circulation problem in the TJ07 your thoughts?

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    I have though the Mips Ram Block too for myself but i dont know its performance and with 1/2 hard to work i have to use angles and i wont kill my flow if my rams can handle by their own.I think Earthmonger use this block maybe he can tell us if its worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelsdeal View Post
    I have the 1600mhz dominator rams and i use the fans but i am thinking of remove it cause of the noise which is noticable.I dont think you will have problems whatsoever with temperatures as long as you have a good air flow in your case.Btw congrats damn good rams.
    If i remember correctly you are using the Corsair 800D right? hows the Air flow around the Memory area? i dont think there arent many fans around that area too right? especially since you have all the waterblocks mounted on the motherboard? Btw i noticed you've indicated 1600 (1866) so you've overclocked it?


    Quote Originally Posted by AuraNova View Post

    Out of curiosity, do those memory cooling fans make that much of a difference?
    Doubt the fans make much of a difference if you have good circulation in the case, as for my case the cooling fans will be helpful as my case has poor air circulation

    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    That case is slick! You could always mod the side panel and get a large fan to blow in on the NB and Ram.
    Yeah i could do that as well but i'm more inclined to get the MIPS ram block

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