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Move Ram after so long to prolong life?

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I noted that my Ram 1333 O.C. 1600 is warm to the Touch.

The one closest to my Heat sink is cool, It blows down. But the behind it is warm.

Should I switch them every week so they are exposed equal.

I uploaded a Pic to help.

Ram.png 4k .png file
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Originally Posted by ChatGhost View Post

I noted that my Ram 1333 O.C. 1600 is warm to the Touch.
The one closest to my Heat sink is cool, It blows down. But the behind it is warm.
Should I switch them every week so they are exposed equal.
I uploaded a Pic to help.
Ram.png 4k .png file

Naw, DDR3 RAM only consumes about 10w and runs mildly warm so there is no point to swapping the RAM weekly. You have a higher likelihood of damaging the DIMMs when swapping than them failing from temp. The RAM will probably outlive the PC. If it's a name brand it might even have a lifetime warranty because this stuff doesn't fail that often.
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They are Corsair XMS3.

Also. Should I go SSD or 8GB More of Ram?
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Definitely a SSD if you already have 8 gigs. Going 8 -> 16 gigs will give you no real world performance improvements on 99% ot tasks. An SSD on the other hand is one of the best investments for everyday use as well as gaming etc.
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They are Corsair XMS3.
Also. Should I go SSD or 8GB More of Ram?

There is nothing wrong with Corsair XMS RAM and they should have a lifetime warranty I believe. Check the Corsair website.

As far as how much RAM to use it depends on what applications you use. Most people are quite happy with 4-8 GB. of RAM for a 64-bit O/S. If you do video editing or CAD or run software that can actually use more RAM than 8 GB. then there might be some advantage to more RAM. If not 8 GB. should be plenty.

SSDs are becoming more popular as prices drop. Right now they are "immature technology" as AnandTech states. This mean that there are documented and undocumented reliability and compatibility issues with most brands and models. Some issues have been resolved with firmware updates but Anand recommends waiting 6-12 months to see if the majority of issues on consumer grade SSDs get resolved.

If your data needs to be secure then I would recommend waiting. If your PC is primarily for entertainment and the loss of data, BSOD, firmware updates, etc. are not a major concern, then you might be ready to pioneer into SSDs. wink.gif
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