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Is heat sink necessary for 8600GT R.A.M

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Ok here is the image, my graphics is exactly the same. My fan died and I replaced it with a fan from my old graphics card, this old one heat sink only covers the chip, if I were to overclock would graphics card R.A.M also require cooling?

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Seeing as the stock cooling does not cool the RAM chips, I would say a modest OC should not heat up the RAM too high.
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I believe that it is always better to cool something than not, which is essentially erring on the side of caution.
The EnzoTech C110 Copper BGA RAMsinks are absolutely incredible, and for just $10 I would consider it an investment.

Another option would be to make your own PCI Slot Fan/Cooler, which can be done extremely easily with parts you likely already own.
   
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I never used to run any RAM sinks on my old 8600GT's (still have them actually), and one of them was/is volt modded. Only GPU core voltage was toyed with though. They had a similar cooler to the GPU in the OP. Obviously, some RAM sinks couldn't hurt, though I don't think they are necessary. These cards have massive overclock potential, by the way. The are fairly outdated now, but could be fun to play with just for that reason. If I can remember, some of them made it past 1GHz core with a volt mod. Can't remember what I got mine to, but it was close to that. Good luck! thumb.gif
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 2/11/13 at 4:27pm
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