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That's what I figured. But really, even high-performance DDR3 doesn't usually go beyond 1.8V. It seems like a waste to put huge heatspreaders on RAM when there really isn't much of a cooling benefit compared to a standard-size heatspreader. Not to mention the compatibility issues with heatsinks that tall heatspreaders cause...
The gigantic heatspreaders was a result of a heatspreader arms race, which company could pull off the craziest headspreaders while marketing the most bs crap to the public that gargantuan heatspreaders will cool your memory better than than standard size ones.

The marketing was a huge success and some people here on this forum will buy memory based on how the heatspreaders look. Superficial if you ask me but that's just how the masses function in order for companies to maintain profit. Because companies know that most people are still children at heart.

Just look at Gigabyte's $500 1366 mobos
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