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well as shown in the picture, I have a crappy case that is a pain in the butt to take apart. The other day i took my 400-samsung out to take to a friends house. now that im back, im too lazy to take stuff apart to reinstall the HD in the case. im also too lazy to put the side back on.

I noticed that with the HD sitting where it was without any cooling it was getting very hot! so i grabbed a 754 heat sink i had sitting on the desk and placed it on the HD. no thermal compound or anything just set the paper weight on top. HUGE difference in temps! when i feel the metal around were the heat sink is sitting, its almost room temp.

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Would adding smaller VGA ram heatsinks help lower temps, many smaller heatsinks so it can fit in a normal case. I only have 1xHDD in my Antec Cage (Bottom Cage of a P180B) so I think I might add Evercool Ram Heatsinks to it, maybe 4 on each side. Good idea! Thanks!

Edit - One side of a HDD is the actual board - thing - so maybe I could sqeeze 6 or 8 of them on one side.

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Hah, ive been down that road. Worked pretty well too. 5C drop Then I switched to a pII slot heatsink that covered the whole HDD.
    
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Would adding smaller VGA ram heatsinks help lower temps, many smaller heatsinks so it can fit in a normal case. I only have 1xHDD in my Antec Cage (Bottom Cage of a P180B) so I think I might add Evercool Ram Heatsinks to it, maybe 4 on each side. Good idea! Thanks!

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I don't see why not. ram heat sinks have much less area then the AMD one but remember there is a big label in between the heat sink and the HD as well as no thermal compound so I think the ram heat sinks should work pretty well.
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I was thinking Evercool Ram Heatsinks - $15 with Arctic Silver Adhesive - $15. I hope to see a nice drop in temps. Also, that'll go great with my Silent Rig, Project: Ninja - a no noise alternative to cooling a Hard Disk Drive without breaking the bank or cheaping out in another area of Computing.

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I was thinking Evercool Ram Heatsinks - $15 with Arctic Silver Adhesive - $15. I hope to see a nice drop in temps. Also, that'll go great with my Silent Rig, Project: Ninja - a no noise alternative to cooling a Hard Disk Drive without breaking the bank or cheaping out in another area of Computing.

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one problem with that is, ram sinks use thermal PASTE. arctic silver isn't like a glue so they wont stick. most ram sinks that i know of come with sticky stuff so it shouldn't be a problem. keep in mind that you need to have the heat going somewere or it will just build up. heat sinks will only help transfer heat to the surrounding air. If the surrounding air has nowere to vent it will quickly heat up and the heat sinks wont do anything. I would recommend using a super slow quiet fan just to get a little air flow. I have 2 raptors in raid 0, a 400gig samsung and a Hitachi something all being cooled by an 80mm fan with no heat sink. temps never more then a couple deg C above room temp. I have the fan on a fan controller and i run it at the slowest speed the fan allows which makes no noticeable noise.
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arctic silver adhesive is just that adhesive if you use it to stick ram sinks on they will never come off again ever trust me i tried it on a old g card and i snapped the ram chip off
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That adhesive is SSTTRROONNGG... You could put an acrylic case together with the freakin stuff....

I killed a Geforce 4.....
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That adhesive is SSTTRROONNGG... You could put an acrylic case together with the freakin stuff....

I killed a Geforce 4.....
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