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January 29, 2011 4:07:22 PM

Ok just wondering if NO Heat spreaders on the Ram is ok as long as you have god air flow?

Im looking @ GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) which has no heat spreaders would go good with my system color scheme (Black n Red) and not get in the way of the H/F (COOLER MASTER V6).
Case COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
MoBo GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel P67
I dont plan on overclocking unless it toggles down lower than 1600.


or should i go with something with Heat Spreaders? And if so what is some good one with about the same specs and price...

Thanks in advance!

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January 29, 2011 5:31:02 PM

At rated clocks and std voltage Ram without heat spreaders is fine. Geil's Black Dragon is a good product.
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January 29, 2011 5:44:24 PM

It wouldn't hurt to pick up a pair, there's some great Ultras on Tiger Direct for about 11$ including shipping (plus no tax, yay!!)

If you're not going to OC then you should be able to sneak past without one, but for 44$ you can get all 4 and then you don't have to worry about burning up ram.
(I've personally gone through about 3 sticks from that myself)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
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January 29, 2011 6:10:36 PM

The only reason id "OC" is if the MoBo bumps it down to a lower clock speed like my current system did. then ofcourse i just went in and adjusted it to the right speeds.

Currently have OCZ with HeatSpreaders and until I updated the BIOS when i clocked up it would bluescreen after like 30 or so min of gaming...

Buy i plan on having good air flow but also with big HS i worry it would get in the way of the CPU H/F
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January 29, 2011 6:35:50 PM

How big are we talking? Like a massive HS with a push/pull system?

I would just crack open the case and check it out visually, if it doesnt come close to the ram you're in the clear. If the fans or HS hang over the RAM check the distance you have from the top of the RAM to the HS fans, and go from that.
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January 31, 2011 11:06:24 PM

Best answer selected by theramman.
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