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just bought this ram heat spreader to cool my value rams. my question is will this really help cooling my rams? also do i need to put TIMs to it? im also planning to buy an Antec SpotCool and will use it on my rams. TIA
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post #2 of 9
Will it help? Certainly. By how much is another question though...

No, you don't need TIM. You can just close it onto the RAM (if the picture isn't lying)
It seems like there is already a thermal pad there for you.
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post #3 of 9
it's alright but i doubt you even need that. and DO NOT put tim on it.
post #4 of 9
It looks rather flimsy.
It will do it's job, but I would not expect too much.
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post #5 of 9
Did your old value RAM not have heat spreaders? If they didn't then yes this will actually help cool down your ram.

Whatever you do though, do not put any thermal paste in there!
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Originally Posted by croy View Post
just bought this ram heat spreader to cool my value rams. my question is will this really help cooling my rams? also do i need to put TIMs to it? im also planning to buy an Antec SpotCool and will use it on my rams. TIA
Hi,

Unless your case has very poor air flow and into heavy ram OC
just another gimmic to spend on that could go to something else that
would help.

As to cooling would be minimal if at all unless above.

JMHO

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post #7 of 9
I bought some like taht for one my computers a few years ago. It helped a little with temps on the ram( i guess?), but the reason I bought them was to make the ram look cooler. And in that respect, it did its job.
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I bought some like taht for one my computers a few years ago. It helped a little with temps on the ram( i guess?), but the reason I bought them was to make the ram look cooler. And in that respect, it did its job.
Hi,

Whoops

Forgot about the visual aspect of it. Sorry

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post #9 of 9
Don't bother with a spotcool, it's just value ram it doesn't need a whole lot of cooling like the people above said.
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