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No heatsinks on the memory for 6950?

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I just noticed on my xfx 6950 twin fan, as well as the regular xfx 6950 1 gb models that they have no heatsinks on the memory, is this normal? Also when looking at the Asus models they do not either. Is that safe??
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Yes, it's safe.
    
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Then why the hell do some people say it will kill your card without them? I mean I would love not to put them on, it would make mounting my new cooler that much easier.
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Only if your overclocking do you need ramsinks.
Even then they aren't needed... like ram heatspreaders
    
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Any of the GDDR stuff is built around the idea of lower voltage and less heat output. So its safe. Stop worrying.
    
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Cool I didn't know that. I run my card stock. I wonder why all the 3rd party cooler companies include memory ram sinks to be installed on your video card then..
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Cool I didn't know that. I run my card stock. I wonder why all the 3rd party cooler companies include memory ram sinks to be installed on your video card then..
bc it's ballin...
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Their assuming that since your buying aftermarket cooling, you will be overclocking.
    
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So you can overclock them. And you get a small performance boost if they are cooler. That is a small unknown truth.
    
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