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I traded a laptop for an SLI desktop a few years ago that had 2 8800gt cards in it. The original owner had removed the stock heat sink and put 2 TT DuOrb's on them and small cut sinks on the memory modules. Recently i lost video and upon removing the cards i noticed that one of the sinks had fallen off a memory module.

I want to replace the heat sinks, on the memory, with new ones mainly because upon inspection he did not make some of them cover entire modules and it just seems thrown together. I have had no problem finding thermal tape but finding a bulk amount of small memory sinks or one large piece that can be cut is hard to find. That or i am using the wrong terms when searching for it.

Suggestions? or places you have ordered from? Thanks!
post #2 of 4
they are more commonly called heat spreaders or heat (dispersing) shields..

i really havent seen many sold without the dimms.. i would try calling your local pc stores or memory manufacturers as they may sell the shields off RMA'd memory...
 
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Something like This Just make sure to clean the memory chips with alcohol or similar cleaner to remove all old adhesive, dust, and oils.

VGA memory heatsinks.

@ theking: he does not mean DIMM memory for the mobo, he means VGA memory on the video card.
Edited by SgtHawker - 2/6/12 at 2:51pm
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Thanks to both of you! Hawker is correct though and that is what i was looking for. At the same time, however, i could always get some memory sinks and cut them to the application smile.gif
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