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Old September 6, 2008, 06:05 PM
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I'm contemplating the same thing...Mush King or Coarse Hair. Same price, equal quality, both with great support. Greg if Mush King can give me a free active cooling solution for my next pair of pc-8500 I'll wax my Coarse Hair and get cozy with the Mush King.
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Old September 7, 2008, 07:47 AM
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Our ascent line doesn't need active cooling to reach its max speeds with its low 2.0-2.1v which scales really high.

I have my ascent 8500's 1150Mhz 2.0v

But if you like, I could prob ship you one of my broken active memory coolers I have bought. (won't mention who made them)

I'd recommend using a fan and zip ties, more effective.
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Old September 7, 2008, 10:34 AM
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I most wholeheartedly agree that the Ascents use of a more robust "Enhanced Vapor Chamber Interface" is sweet piece of kit but its a bit more costly than the two kits I'm comparing at $119 over at NCIX.
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS2 Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 4GB 2X2GB PC2-8500 DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Memory Kit - TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF In Canada. Vs.
NCIX.com - Buy Mushkin XP PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - 996599 In Canada..

I believe you about most active Ram cooling solutions being a headache and the Corsair Airflow fan in peticular seems to be a problem child for many users so I'm going to get the Mushkin set because of your great detailed assistance to your customers. I'm a novice overclocker so I'll value the added support over a free fan kit. Now would you recommend the Mushkin kit I linked or the Acsent ones you mentioned for a novice on a budget? TIA
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Old September 7, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Really, Alwaysrun, flip a coin there. Both of those are awesome kits. My Dominators are phenomenal.
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Old September 7, 2008, 03:22 PM
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That kit is great. Being low voltage still , gains from active cooling or need for it isn't much.

Motherboard will determine how much of an overclock you can get though. Let me know if there is anything I can help with.
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Old September 8, 2008, 11:12 PM
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I was considering buying the Ascent 8500's in exchange for my 8000 Mushkin Redlines, just to try them out but I wasn't sure because of the timings 5-5-5-12=Redlines Versus 5-5-5-15=Ascents

Think the +3 will matter much if I crank the speeds on those Ascents?

I'm definitely happy with the Redlines but I'm in the midst of swapping mobos so I figured I should look at some different memory and I've definitely become a fan of Mushkin as of late.
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Old September 9, 2008, 08:11 AM
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I would keep your current kit,
With your motherboard , thats currently its limiting factor, you could get more gains using 5-5-5-15 on other boards.
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Old September 9, 2008, 09:47 AM
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Thanks :D
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Old September 9, 2008, 11:18 AM
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I can confirm that off-the-shelf 8500 ascents have no problems breaching the 1100 mark @ 2.0V. Mine are currently running 1112 5-5-5-15 with a FSB of 445. (Plus they look mega cool!!!! :) ).
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You guys are killing me, I'm on the verge of spending more money - ugh, must hold off, it's almost snowboard season and I want new gear! LOL
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