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hey guys, i was wondering if it would be OK to run my vid card without any ramsinks. the card has 16unlocked pipes, not overclocked.
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I don't know personally (think it might since no OC) but since ram sinks are generally cheap and they would be worth while...
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My card doesn't have any RAM sinks and it still runs.
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i have ramsinks, but i just dont have thermal tape.. i plan on going without ramsinks for about a week.
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post #5 of 9
You can OC or not OC just fine without them.

You can usually get a pretty decent extra sized OC with over without them though, as well.

I just don't have the money to buy 'em. Will be getting them if I decided to get aftermarket cooling for my GPU though.
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post #6 of 9
Im running my 7900gt with out ram sinks right now, I need to get some thermal tape cause I took them off the card I RMA'd but the card I got back didn't have any thing on the RAM at all so I would say its okay to run with out them.
    
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post #7 of 9
You should be good for a week. But if it starts artifacting then stop using it till you get those sinks on or maybe actually UNDERclock it till then, if you're having problems.
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allright boys, thanks! rep + all.
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post #9 of 9
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You should be good for a week. But if it starts artifacting then stop using it till you get those sinks on or maybe actually UNDERclock it till then, if you're having problems.
What are you talking about?

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