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Heat Spreader Pulling Off...

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January 12, 2008 12:05:56 PM

I was installing a stick of RAM this morning into a mobo that I already had in the case. Needless to say, it was a little tedious. In the process, I had to pull it out one or two times, and one of those times, I actually felt the heatspreader pulling off. I pushed it right back down, but am wondering if this will cause any long term problems.

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January 12, 2008 12:48:34 PM

Hopefully it'll be fine.
January 12, 2008 10:43:10 PM

It shouldn't cause a problem if your not wildly overcloaking
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January 13, 2008 12:20:44 AM

I'm not wildly overclocking the RAM. In fact, the RAM is underclocked at the moment. The processor...well that's a different story.
a b } Memory
January 13, 2008 3:16:00 AM

what ram? my ocz(DDR2 800) heat spreaders are just slowly peeling off(it has stopped, but its not making contact with half the chips) :) 

Since its way under(533 3,3,3,10) clocked i could not care less....but it does piss me off...3 sets all like that....seems when they get hot the clue loosens.
January 13, 2008 7:11:33 AM

It's G.Skill RAM. I doubt there's a problem with it. I've read several forums where people purposely remove the heat spreaders.
a b } Memory
January 13, 2008 5:38:32 PM

Bet your just fine....i did not even think that stuff could come off(the gskill stuff that is..)
a b } Memory
January 13, 2008 6:31:01 PM

Put it back together wit Arctic Silver Adhesive :D . The frag tape is $hit imo.