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 Doughbuy December 7, 2006 5:19:27 PM Not unless you want your ram to look "cool"... 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. :? Related resources 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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. 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. 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$s bunny! A survivor from the good times! wun911 December 8, 2006 12:37:14 AM As memory gets faster, heat becomes more of an issue because DRAM transistors generate heat when they switch: the faster they switch, the more heat is produced. Heat becomes an issue because as transistors get warmer, they get slower, meaning that performance can be sometimes less-than-optimal if you've pushed a memory module too far with improper cooling. apt403 December 8, 2006 2:05:23 AM Quote:Heat becomes an issue because as transistors get warmer, they get slower, meaning that performance can be sometimes less-than-optimal if you've pushed a memory module too far with improper cooling. thats where the phase change comes in! the heatspreaders look nice, and i guess they would help cool faster ram by a few °C. Mondoman December 10, 2006 8:15:34 PM Almost all heat generated by the RAM goes through the metal traces on the DIMM. Remember, plastic chip bodies and fiberglass PC board material both don't conduct heat very well. wun911 December 10, 2006 9:26:24 PM Crosair has made the PCB of their ram thermally conductive. Then they then attached 4 HSFs to it. http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/dominator.html rwaritsdario December 10, 2006 10:29:53 PM I cant wait for 3lf to test those heatspreaders and prove how much of a gimmick or not they are dasickninja December 10, 2006 10:50:15 PM Y.A.R.D. rwaritsdario December 10, 2006 11:10:52 PM Quote:Y.A.R.D. I dont seem to be familiar with that gringo acronym. dasickninja December 11, 2006 12:36:46 AM I never knew a mulatto could be called a gringo, but for your information you beaner, it means "Yet another Review Damnit." I made it up. tool_462 December 11, 2006 3:47:09 PM INWHG I Never Would Have Guessed rwaritsdario December 11, 2006 7:58:59 PM F.U.U.T.A. 8) dasickninja December 11, 2006 8:05:42 PM What in the name of all that is holy does that mean? rwaritsdario December 12, 2006 2:16:45 AM Fu(k U Up The A$s :twisted: dasickninja December 12, 2006 2:20:06 AM rwaritsdario December 12, 2006 2:22:36 AM You and your "cute" emoticons... dasickninja December 12, 2006 2:37:12 AM I'll show you cute.... *Goes and gets Wingy* rwaritsdario December 12, 2006 2:43:59 AM NO NO PLEASE! Fine, I take it back.. chuckshissle December 12, 2006 3:09:40 AM But them ram heatsink coolers anyways, looks good on them other than lower temps. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumRAM heat spreaders ForumHeat spreaders and a tight build ForumModding Vengeance heat spreaders ForumNo Heat Spreaders ? ForumMemory Heat Spreaders : Are they necessary on memory? ForumGigabyte GA-8KNXP and heat spreaders Forumwhere can i find some heat spreaders ? and overcloc ForumHeat spreader coming off OCZ RAM ForumRemoving heat spreader on sticks ForumQuestion about heat spreader value ForumBest $53 Heatsinks ForumD805 heat issues ForumP5B-Deluxe - won't recognize more than 2.5 GB RAM ForumIssue: could it be cooling, power, RAM, mobo or what? ForumOCing e6700 w/ 800 Mhz RAM: Lower multiplier or mem timings? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !