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Old 12-25-2005, 05:57 AM   #1
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i have a zalman fan for my vid card and i want to get some better heat sinks for the ram on it any recommendations?
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ehh.. just get some cheap heat spreaders.. honestly they dont do much though. I've tested some top dollar ones and cheap ones at work.. the difference is about 2 degrees celcius. Not like the performance change with aftermarket cpu heatsinks.
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you're better off just shoving fans in your computer, or installing a Liquid Cooling solution.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:28 AM   #4
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so the tiny heatsinks on the vid card memory dont really do anything?
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They do. If your RAM is properly cooled, it increases the efficency of the RAM modules.

Get this:

http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...er_bga_ramsink

They're really good. Each fin is a little thin, so if you have enough room on your card, get a credit card or something and you can spread them out "butterfly" style. That would even increase the cooling efficency of the BGA RAM heatsinks.
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how should i stick them on? ive heard about artic silver 5 thermal adhesive but ive never seen any (im not talkin about the compound for heatsinks) can anyone give me a link to some preferably in canada
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how should i stick them on? ive heard about artic silver 5 thermal adhesive but ive never seen any (im not talkin about the compound for heatsinks) can anyone give me a link to some preferably in canada
They come with thermal pads already.
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