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Do heat spreaders on low profile ram work?

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October 11, 2012 3:21:44 PM

heat spreaders basically create more surface area so more heat can dissipate... they do work, but not very effective without a fan blowing directly on it!
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October 11, 2012 4:34:13 PM

At 1.5v, ddr3 doesn't make enough heat to need heatspreaders. They are just for looks. I would not go with those high heatsinks though. They get in the way of any aftermarket air cooler.
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October 11, 2012 5:33:59 PM

^ This is correct. 1.5v DDR3 does not need heatspreaders at all. It's just for marketing and looks. Personally I don't think Corsair should have made the high profile Vengance at all. Too many people had issues with it not fitting with their aftermarket coolers. The low profile stuff is fine. Same exact RAM just made more user friendly.

If you just want heatspreaders for looks go with GSkill Ripjaws X. It will fit under an aftemarket cooler. It's as good as the Corsair as well.
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October 11, 2012 10:05:37 PM

Best answer selected by CheesyHotDogPuff.
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