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Originally Posted by aksthem1;14617755 
Uhh it's part of the heatsink. They provide more surface to spread the heat around and the way they are shaped, placing a fan on them will dissipate heat a bit quicker.

I have the same RAM, they run relatively cool even on a mild overlock. It has like 4MM of clearance from the TRUE on the first slot. So removing it without taking the heatsink is an issue. lol

Not sure if that will help you, but hopefully you will get a better understanding.

Also seeing the price of these at $60 makes it really tempting to buy another set. I got these for $70 shipped when 8GB kits were still $90+.

I'm saying the teeth themselves likely aren't really needed. My current G.Skill Sniper set are teethless and are just fine. I'm only using a DDR3 1333 PC 10666 9-9-9-24 dual channel set though. The teeth might be warranted with a faster set of ram with better timings. It's also likely a design aimed towards an OC to expel significantly higher amounts of heat that occurs due to an OC vs normal usage.

The term heatspreader itself existed long before the addition of the teeth. I remember using PC 133 and 166, then Corsair introduced some high performance DDR ram then we went form naked ram to ram with metal plates/heatspreaders on them.

I'm merely wondering if the teeth are really necessary.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 8/17/11 at 1:41pm
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[...]The term heatspreader itself existed long before the addition of the teeth. I remember using PC 133 and 166, then Corsair introduced a some high performance DDR ram we all went form naked ram to ram with metal plates/heatspreaders on them.

I'm merely wondering if the teeth are really necessary.

Ofc they are necessary, for marketing......

I suspect that all those modules with 1,5 V and below don't really need them but it has become such a widespread feature that manufacturers feel the need to include them so that their products don't look "cheap" compared to the competition. I blame Corsair for this trend....ram fans
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Ripjaws fit under a Silver Arrow, I have a hard time believing they wouldn't fit under the A70.
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Ripjaws fit under a Silver Arrow, I have a hard time believing they wouldn't fit under the A70.
Ripjaws pushes the push fan up on the Silver Arrow.
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