RAM heat spreaders Tags: Heatsinks Heat RAM Overclocking Last response: December 12, 2006 3:31 AM in Overclocking Share k61824 December 7, 2006 5:01:15 PM if my RAM does not come with them, and I don't OC, is there other circumstances that I would want to use them? More about : ram heat spreaders | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Doughbuy December 7, 2006 5:19:27 PM Not unless you want your ram to look "cool"... | Report abuse 31computers December 7, 2006 5:25:51 PM I only used them on one build, but no appreiable difference, so I don't bother now. :? | Report abuse rodney_ws December 7, 2006 5:56:29 PM Some company just released a line of memory with waterblocks already built onto them... just add the pump, tubing and radiator... personally, I think that's going overboard. If memory temps were keeping you from reaching your desired overclock AND you had good air flow, I guess I could see buying them. | Report abuse Related ressources Do heat spreaders on low profile ram work? - Forum RAM heat spreaders - Forum Heatsink for CPU, RAM w/ heat spreaders - Forum Tall Ass RAM Heat Spreaders - Forum DDR2 Ram Heat Spreaders - Forum Ask the community Publish qwertycopter December 7, 2006 6:10:22 PM If you're trying for a clean look, they will nicely cover up the ugly RAM chips. You RAM will get warm to the touch under load, probably the spreaders won't make much of a difference unless you're overclocking. | Report abuse rwaritsdario December 7, 2006 11:56:53 PM Modules only start heating up considerably at DDR-800 and above, so if youre below that limit the case airflow can handle it. PS.: Kickas$s bunny! A survivor from the good times! | Report abuse wun911 December 8, 2006 12:37:14 AM As memory gets faster, heat becomes more of an issue because DRAM transistors generate heat when they switch: the faster they switch, the more heat is produced. Heat becomes an issue because as transistors get warmer, they get slower, meaning that performance can be sometimes less-than-optimal if you've pushed a memory module too far with improper cooling. | Report abuse apt403 December 8, 2006 2:05:23 AM Quote:Heat becomes an issue because as transistors get warmer, they get slower, meaning that performance can be sometimes less-than-optimal if you've pushed a memory module too far with improper cooling. thats where the phase change comes in! the heatspreaders look nice, and i guess they would help cool faster ram by a few °C. | Report abuse Mondoman December 10, 2006 8:15:34 PM Almost all heat generated by the RAM goes through the metal traces on the DIMM. Remember, plastic chip bodies and fiberglass PC board material both don't conduct heat very well. | Report abuse wun911 December 10, 2006 9:26:24 PM Crosair has made the PCB of their ram thermally conductive. Then they then attached 4 HSFs to it. http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/dominator.html | Report abuse rwaritsdario December 10, 2006 10:29:53 PM I cant wait for 3lf to test those heatspreaders and prove how much of a gimmick or not they are | Report abuse dasickninja December 10, 2006 10:50:15 PM Y.A.R.D. | Report abuse rwaritsdario December 10, 2006 11:10:52 PM Quote:Y.A.R.D. I dont seem to be familiar with that gringo acronym. | Report abuse dasickninja December 11, 2006 12:36:46 AM I never knew a mulatto could be called a gringo, but for your information you beaner, it means "Yet another Review Damnit." I made it up. | Report abuse tool_462 December 11, 2006 3:47:09 PM INWHG I Never Would Have Guessed | Report abuse rwaritsdario December 11, 2006 7:58:59 PM F.U.U.T.A. 8) | Report abuse dasickninja December 11, 2006 8:05:42 PM What in the name of all that is holy does that mean? | Report abuse rwaritsdario December 12, 2006 2:16:45 AM Fu(k U Up The A$s :twisted: | Report abuse dasickninja December 12, 2006 2:20:06 AM | Report abuse rwaritsdario December 12, 2006 2:22:36 AM You and your "cute" emoticons... | Report abuse dasickninja December 12, 2006 2:37:12 AM I'll show you cute.... *Goes and gets Wingy* | Report abuse rwaritsdario December 12, 2006 2:43:59 AM NO NO PLEASE! Fine, I take it back.. | Report abuse chuckshissle December 12, 2006 3:09:40 AM But them ram heatsink coolers anyways, looks good on them other than lower temps. | Report abuse kwalker December 12, 2006 3:31:19 AM your ram modules can heat up with high ambient temps even at stock speeds. its not a bad idea for heavy gaming. it pays to be safe with any investment. Dario&Ninja thanks for the laughs I can always count on you two .... to lighten the mood | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>RAM heat spreaders> Related ressources: ForumRAM heat spreaders ForumHeat spreaders and a tight build ForumModding Vengeance heat spreaders ForumNo Heat Spreaders ? ForumMemory Heat Spreaders : Are they necessary on memory? 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