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Ok, I was looking at some DDR memory, and was wondering if the heatsinks on them were worth the extra 20 or so.

Looking for the mark of ~$100 for RAM, if you have any suggestions.

(Not going in my current rig., Max is DDR 400 for the build I am pondering on, 1 GB, looking for dual channel also)

Thanks in advance!

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There doesn't seem to be much difference with heatspreaders or without. I like them just for the bling factor.

Although, they have to help to some extent, or they wouldn't put them on there.
    
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It's the same with stock HS's vs aftermarket HS's. The memory heatsinks let you safely increase the voltage further, as heat is 'spread' away from the hottest chips. Of course, airflow is still needed to remove the heat, but there is greater surface area.
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So offically, they help but are not as big as limiting factor such as a good heatsink on CPUs?
    
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Now, can someone suggest some good overclocking ram, with or without heatsinks, that is ~100, 1 GB dual channel?

I was looking at these three.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144114
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211013
    
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I see there all 512 sticks, I wouldn't go down that road. See you could get 2 1 gig sticks and they would run faster at 1T, rather than 4 512's at 2T. If I were you and had a chance to buy new ran I would get 2 1 gig sticks, wish I had 2 1gig sticks, but I have to settle with 4 512's . Good luck on the search!

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Either that, or buy a 1GB stick now, so that you could add another.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

1GB sticks are made of that, if you can find them
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I will probably go without buying memory in my build until I have enough money... (won't take me that long to get... might just have mom get a 512 stick to last me until i can get better.)
    
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