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will these be enough to keep my 8800GT's memory cool?
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They look pretty thin honestly...
Comparing them to these: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7841/vid-113/Swiftech_8800_GTGTS_G92_MOSFET_Cooling_Heatsink_.html#blank

Are they aluminum or Copper? Alu I would say no, but copper... maybe with a fan on them.

Maybe something like this would be better, they are thicker looking
"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887017"
Edited by Aparition - 1/9/12 at 10:51am
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post #3 of 13
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They look pretty thin honestly...
Comparing them to these: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7841/vid-113/Swiftech_8800_GTGTS_G92_MOSFET_Cooling_Heatsink_.html#blank
Are they aluminum or Copper? Alu I would say no, but copper... maybe with a fan on them.

they are anodized alu im not paying 29 bucks for that thing i only spent 25 on the card. and thats for VRM only not memory,
Edited by philhalo66 - 1/9/12 at 10:52am
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I was not suggesting you do, I was just comparing them.

Anyways... these are designed for it, they are also thicker looking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887017
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post #5 of 13
Your 8800GT's memory doesnt even need to be cooled.
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Get a set of Zalman heatsinks. They're somewhere near $8, come with adhesive tape, and do the job very well.

I've got em on my HD5870.

http://www.quietpcusa.com/Zalman-ZM-RHS1-Silent-VGA-RAM-Heatsink-Kit--P176.aspx

Either way, you could always buy a set of cheap chinese heatsinks on eBay.

They work pretty good for the price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8Pcs-Memory-aluminum-Heat-Sink-DDR-DDR2-DDR3-RAM-/110782049018?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cb1feafa
   
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post #7 of 13
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Your 8800GT's memory doesnt even need to be cooled.
I'd feel better if they were cooled
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

Get a set of Zalman heatsinks. They're somewhere near $8, come with adhesive tape, and do the job very well.
I've got em on my HD5870.
http://www.quietpcusa.com/Zalman-ZM-RHS1-Silent-VGA-RAM-Heatsink-Kit--P176.aspx

i tried those once and the tape was garbage it didn't stick for more than 5 minutes, that's why my last 8800 died one fell off and shorted out the VRM's
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I was not suggesting you do, I was just comparing them.
Anyways... these are designed for it, they are also thicker looking.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887017

i have copper ones that came with my aftermarket cooler just not enough for all the ram, plus that doesn't have enough ram sinks it only has 3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post

i tried those once and the tape was garbage it didn't stick for more than 5 minutes, that's why my last 8800 died one fell off and shorted out the VRM's

Did you clean the memory pads before installation? Mines have been there for two freaking years, and I can suspend the card by the heatsinks O_O
   
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post #9 of 13
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Did you clean the memory pads before installation? Mines have been there for two freaking years, and I can suspend the card by the heatsinks O_O

hmm maybe mine were faulty.
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I used the Zalman heatsinks to lower the temps on my HD 6950. Didn't have any issues whatsoever, and temps dropped by about 3-5c on the GPU itself. Don't remember how much the VRAM went down, but it was well worth it.

They've been attached to the card for about 6 months now and are still holding on.
    
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