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    Default Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    I am Buying the Mushkin DDR500 PC 4000 This Friday. I have read that they are better after burning in. So I am looking for a guide. Also, does anyone have any advice for cooling the ram? I saw in a article where a overclocker made a bracket out of a coat hanger and supported a 120mm fan over the ram. I have seen the Thermaltake active ram cooler, but it did not get impressive reviews. I do plan on overclocking the ram.

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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    Use Prime95 for burning in but with that setup I doubt that you'll much of a chance at overclocking that memory.

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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    Why is that, What's wrong with my set up ?

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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    Agreed use Prime95 for burning in but use Memtest86+ (in my signature) as well, because it's a much better test of the RAM.

    Is the RAM you got Mushkin Redline PC4000? That should overclock quite nicely along with the rest of your components. But as you mentioned, it can get quite hot and you may want to look into giving it active cooling. The method you described may be a good idea.

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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    whew!! I was a little worried after that last post. It is PC 4000. everything that I have read has led me to believe this is the best memory for my system. Noise is not a problem for me as my Antec case is rather quiet. I will put the fan with the highest cfm I can find.

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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DunpealHunter
    It is PC 4000.
    Yeah, I got that the first time... Is it Mushkin Redline PC4000? Just any old PC4000 is nice, but Redline (or the identical OCZ VX) will make regular PC4000 look weak.

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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    I'm sorry, i did'nt catch that. It is the Redline series.


    Last edited by DunpealHunter; 08-11-2005 at 07:29 AM.

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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    Excellent, it will overclock quite nicely, but again, you will probably need active cooling, especially since that appears to be the older version without Mushkins new heatsink. If they sell it, though, you could buy a couple of them and replace the standard ones and see if that's enough, though I doubt you'd be able to get much past 3.2v without active cooling.

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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wayout44
    Use Prime95 for burning in but with that setup I doubt that you'll much of a chance at overclocking that memory.
    Did you actually think before you wrote this?

    That is excellent ram and it will get better with use. Follow Yawgm0th's suggestion and definitely get some good air cooling on it. Using coat hanger wire and a couple of 80MM or even 60MM fans will give you the cooling you need. The higher CFM fans would be better, but of course louder. I run my OCZ VX up to 3.5V with excellent cooling and it barely gets warm to the touch even when running 261MHz.
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    Default Re: Is there a "burn in" Guide ?

    I will follow Yawgmoth advice. I do need to know though. I read about the new heatsinks for the Mushkins coming out( dont remember where I read that dang article), but I do not know how to tell if it is the new or old or where to get the new ones. Any Ideas ?

    Edit, found the article
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=re...D7rc4QH7z72LDg

    Edit again, Now I need to buy the new Redline. Anyone know where I can get them ?
    Last edited by DunpealHunter; 08-11-2005 at 10:07 AM.

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