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Just curious if you could put another RAMs heat spreader onto some of the Samsung 30nm RAM, I really like the performance but it's god awful ugly as vein as that may sound.
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post #2 of 8
Yes you can. It would only be for looks though, like you said, and have no affect on performance.
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post #3 of 8
I know what you mean, Samsung should have covered those babies up. Heat spreaders also get hot when a memory runs hot, so yes it does help in it's way and it's even better when a fan is placed right on top of the heat spreader, keeping it quite much more cooler.
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Originally Posted by Ali Man View Post

I know what you mean, Samsung should have covered those babies up. Heat spreaders also get hot when a memory runs hot, so yes it does help in it's way and it's even better when a fan is placed right on top of the heat spreader, keeping it quite much more cooler.

The samsung's dont get hot, even when OC'ed...
 
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No it doesn't, DDR3 in general doesn't get that hot, not enough to warrant heatspreaders.
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post #6 of 8
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The samsung's dont get hot, even when OC'ed...

Well then that's even better.
post #7 of 8
Yes heat spreaders these days are mostly if not all cosmetic.
post #8 of 8
If you are looking for something simply for cosmetic reasons, but which will also actually function as a (unnecessary) heatspreader, I personally think that theAkust ones wwith the really tall top fins/extrusions look fantastic. You can easily paint them to match your color scheme, too. About $5-7/each.
   
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