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April 30, 2012 11:05:40 PM

I was reading another thread where a poster said to avoid tall and toothy heatsinks in Ram. Could anyone say if this is generally good advice, and if so why? I understood that they were made that way for better heat dispersion. Thanks!

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April 30, 2012 11:11:45 PM

The reason you would want to avoid tall RAM heatsink is if you were using an aftermarket HSF that was hung out over the RAM slots
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April 30, 2012 11:25:40 PM

Ah that makes sense. If I were using a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus, which seems to be a consensus favorite, would that be one that could interfere with tall RAM?
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April 30, 2012 11:28:59 PM

Roger that.....The 212+ will for sure interfere with some of the taller RAM heatsinks
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April 30, 2012 11:53:34 PM

no, RAM heatisnks are almost entirely for looks. they don't put out anywhere near enough heat to need their own heatsinks. which is why many people don't like them.

I currently have 4 sticks of ripjaws x, and had to remove the heatsinks from the first two because i couldn't install my last air cooler. absolutely no heat change.
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April 30, 2012 11:58:42 PM

Wonderful, thank you for the replies!
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April 30, 2012 11:58:56 PM

Best answer selected by dcointin.
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April 30, 2012 11:59:53 PM

@welshmousepk-->Mushkin sinks work quite well, as do, Kingston Hyper-X, and The PI and Flare series from G.Skill in my experience....I do agree that the ripjaws' sinks have no effect what so ever on cooling
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