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Old 10-26-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hi, I just bought some kingston RAM and I plan to do a little overclocking. And I want a heatsink for the RAM because it might help a bit, what heatsink is better, copper or Aluminum? Or does it not really make a difference?
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:57 PM   #2
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Hi, I just bought some kingston RAM and I plan to do a little overclocking. And I want a heatsink for the RAM because it might help a bit, what heatsink is better, copper or Aluminum? Or does it not really make a difference?
well dont get the one where it covers the hole ram becuase all the heat wil be shard to each ram chip making it hotter. You ram chip heatsinks for each ram chip
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
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the one that covers the whole RAM piece has thermal pads, I think.

I was thinking about this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Copper-Heat-Spre...QQcmdZViewItem
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i would say copper coz its a better conductor, i think
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ok thanks.
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Yeah copper is definately better than aluminum at dissapating heat
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Yeah copper is definately better than aluminum at dissapating heat
Aluminium actually transfers heat to air better.
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neither, run your sticks naked
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Copper-Heat-Spre...QQcmdZViewItem

Dont get this. Those share the heat and if you dont have a fan close the fan all you going to get is more heat to the ram. You want somthing that goes on each ram chip.. Like video card memory heatsinks
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Crap, I bought it, O well, $8. If it works better I'll keep it, if not I'll just sell it on ebay, lol. It says it decreases heat, by 35%. Hard to believe. O and I got my computer specs of the PC I'm building in my sig now. Should be a decent machine, hope it lasts the 3 years til college and through some of college.

What I bought does go on each RAM chip doesnt it? Its got heat pads that touch each chip?
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