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To water cool my RAM or not

post #1 of 5
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Okay, so after plans of NOT water cooling my RAM all along I just decided today that I may overclock my RAM and
thus I may want or need to add it to one of my loops. I read somewhere that it can bottleneck the water flow of the loop. Is this
true? I do have two pumps in succession which may resolve this or not?

My RAM is the Corsair Dominator Platinum 4gig x 8

Any thoughts appreciated

thanks
post #2 of 5
IMO water cooling RAM is simply cosmetic. Does more harm than good, I would rather less restriction in my loop and if flow is no problem, then turn down the pumps...

If you are filthy rich, then I would water cool them just because it looks cool. Otherwise, invest your money else where.
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it's up to you really. ram blocks imo are more for aesthetics. i personally wouldn't buy one, but if someone gave a ram block to me, i wouldn't mind incorporating it in my loop. the dominators platinums are really good looking dimms. they are one of the very few that actually look better then blocks
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post #4 of 5
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Originally Posted by Killa Cam View Post

it's up to you really. ram blocks imo are more for aesthetics. i personally wouldn't buy one, but if someone gave a ram block to me, i wouldn't mind incorporating it in my loop. the dominators platinums are really good looking dimms. they are one of the very few that actually look better then blocks

 

That, and Mushkin Blackline (damn those heat-spreaders are sexy) when you populate all DIMMs.

post #5 of 5
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yea, you have a point. If they aren't going to keep that RAM any cooler than stock then the only reason is for cosmetic.
But, like you said. I kind of like the look of the heat spreader on those and should probably just leave it alone
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