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Are them corsair or gskill RAM fans worth it do they help any? Seems like no, they just take up room

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post #2 of 11
I would say probably not... Unless your ram has a really bad (or no) heat spreader then I doubt they would do much good. Also, that small of diameter fan can be very whiny and loud.
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I got a RAM kit that has temp sensors, and mine get up to ~60C after gaming for a bit with just plain heatspreaders. I assume that active cooling is unnecessary, unless you are doing some crazy overclocks with high voltage.
    
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Just 1.6 v . Yea ok, I like the looks of the heat spreads more anyway lol. Thanks guys

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post #5 of 11
They look cool.... thats about it. And i guess cool is relative.

Thats why i have them
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post #6 of 11
Really ram sticks don't need heat spreaders in the first place, it just helps when you are overclocking them, but even then if your not uping the voltage the ram shouldn't heat up that much. The air passing through your case should be enough to cool them down.

Most "enthusiast" ram comes with heat spreaders anyway and that should be enough. I guess if you want to put fans in for the looks you can and it might make a small difference like a degree cooler or something.
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post #7 of 11
nah heatspreaders are enough to cool down your ram.
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post #8 of 11
just dont get them hot enough to reflow the solder
post #9 of 11
Are they good if you have all your RAM socket fill?
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post #10 of 11
They probably don't help much if at all but they also don't hurt. For a measly ~$25 it's not a terrible investment.
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