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Old 12-27-2007, 10:05 AM   #11
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It annoys me how many people post titles for threads such as "noob question" etc, everyone on these forums is here to help (minus a few) Don't be embaressed at asking a question.

Does your RAM have heatspreaders? What brand? And you should check in your BIOS and adjust the voltages manually.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:12 AM   #12
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Judjing by the voltages, it is normal that the sticks will warm up, but since they're all together, it will get even hotter. I'd suggest you to check if a case fan could be installed at the top of the case to draw that warm air, but I do believe a RAM cooler would help better. But in theory, it will not die on you.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:32 PM   #13
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I'm using Crucial Ballistix Tracers (yes, they have heatspreaders). And I think I will look into RAM cooling. Thanks all.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:34 PM   #14
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I think the lower-$$$ RAM sticks get hotter than the higher-$$$ RAM. Case in point, I had an HP Vectra (at work a few years ago) that I was working on and the RAM burned a square into my finger. But nowadays I think the RAM with like the heat spreaders are cooler IMO. Feel free to disagree. (damn I need to quit the rhyming)
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:57 PM   #15
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It depends. DDR2 standard voltage is usually around 1.8V, but these sticks are supposed to run 2.2V from the factory, so it will get warm.
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if it turns out that ur voltages are good to go then here are some sik RAM coolers
http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...ocz_xtc_cooler

better yet heres a DIY RAM Cooler
http://www.rjl.com.au/marketplace/Ar..._show.asp?a=31
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:34 PM   #17
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If I were to go with a RAM cooler, I would go with the Corsair.

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http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=169611
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in the world of PC's the only stupid question is one not asked
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