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I got my stick of RAM that i got on ebay, and I had to take the heatspreaders off to make sure it's BH-5. So took off the metal piece, and Igot ofe side of the heatspreaders off, and it is BH-5. Here's what I want to know: I've heard theat heatspreaders don't really help. Should I take the heatspreader off completely, or put it back on? or, when I buy my ram fan on newegg, should I get some copper heatspreaders? I have another stick of BH-5 on its way that doesn't come with a heatspreader, so if it's better to leave it on, I'll be buying one for the other stick anyway.

just in case you want to see them, these are the sticks I won (the first I didn't win, but the seller gave me a second chance offer)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Mushkin-Level-II...QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/Twinmos-PC3200-D...QQcmdZViewItem
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Well Heatspreaders DO help. It doese make Heat dissipate more efficiently. I would leave them on mate. Infact having a small fan ontop will also help.
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I was going to get a fan anyway, i had just heard that heatspreaders don't help. The heatspreader was bent a little when I took it off to make sure it was bh-5, so when I buy the fan off Newegg, I'll just get a new copper heatspreader too.
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Windows 7 Antec 550 Watt Cooler Master Mystique 632 
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