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Ram fans necessary for 64gigs of ram?

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About to upgrade to these, don't plan to OC anything:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231508

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3930k
GA UD5 x79
Noctua D14
Chasis: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112351


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now would these need fans?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231525
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I have 24 gig (6x4) and I don't use a fan, just the heatsinks on them is fine, mine are cool when I touch them.
so no you don't need fans. IMO.
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Depends on how well you have your cable management and such. My answer is most likely not, however, those two sets of memory are also rated for different speeds. If you were to get the more expensive and faster RAM, you might need the fan. Most likely not. The other kit (1600Mhz) I don't think so.
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they don't even need heatsinks, let alone fans.
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That's a lot of ram. 8 dimms could almost justify fans. They don't use much power/dissipate much heat, so no, you could get by easily w/o. As said, heat sinks aren't even needed. Fins are overkill, heat spreaders have sufficient reasoning for use. Might I ask what you're doing with 64GB of ram?
Personally, if I were doing a build with 64GB of ram I'd have fans.
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That's a lot of ram. 8 dimms could almost justify fans. They don't use much power/dissipate much heat, so no, you could get by easily w/o. As said, heat sinks aren't even needed. Fins are overkill, heat spreaders have sufficient reasoning for use. Might I ask what you're doing with 64GB of ram?
Personally, if I were doing a build with 64GB of ram I'd have fans.

Agreed, I'm curious why you'd want 64GB of RAM.
I might add an extra fan with that many DIMMs.
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DDR3 can get pretty warm under heavy load, especially with many dense DIMMs packed closely together, but at their rated settings, you won't come close to needing a fan directly over them.
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