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High clock speeds and raised voltage lead to increasing temperatures – even on RAM modules. Since this lowers the overclocking potential as well as reduces the service life of the modules, ARCTIC COOLING is launching the ARCTIC RC – the revolutionary thermodynamic design lowers the temperature and thus extends your overclocking potential.

The ARCTIC RC comes with a highly conductive pre-applied thermal tape to improve heat transfer from the memory module. Its radical long-fin design notably increases the surface area for heat dissipation and optimizes natural convection. The result is significant – with ARCTIC RC your RAM temperature will drop up to 34°C – an out standing thermal radiation every overclocker is looking for!

The ARCTIC RC is compatible with both DDR2 and DDR3 SDRAM modules, and applicable to both single and double sided modules. It is also designed for easy installation – using pre-applied adhesive thermal tape to attach one or two pieces of ARCTIC RC on your RAM, and you are ready to experience the cooling power brought from this thermodynamic RAM cooler.

One package contains four pieces of Arctic RC. ARCTIC RC will be available mid May 2008. The MSRP is US$14.95 and 9.95€ (excl VAT).
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post #2 of 18
Those are the best looking RAMsinks yet... IMO.

No DDR1 compatibility?
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post #3 of 18
sweet? i'd probly never use this but cool nonetheless, rep+ for you fine sir
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Yea those do look pretty cool. A lot of people say that ramsinks are overkill, but I completely disagree. I run my ram at 2.1v 1127mhz and they got HOT with the stock spreaders. I love my Scythe Kama wing silver heatspreaders I have on them now.
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is it possible to take off the heatspreaders on my ballistix ?
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post #6 of 18
sweet! I might get these to replace mine
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Do yours have the clips or are they glued on? My gskill had clips and just slid right off, no warranty voided.
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Looks a lot like my dominator's heatspreaders.
    
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They're huge.

Sorry guys, the space is reserved for my TRUE. In its current position the heatpipes are practically bending the first DIMM, and if/when I switch socket/platform the 38mm fan will take up that space.

I recall seeing RAM heatsinks that actually had the riser at a 45 degree angle away from the socket, in recognition of mobo makers' silly placement of DIMM slots so close to the socket. Why can't they do more of this?

edit - I just went and looked and these were the Kamas the previous poster commented on. Strange that noone else wants to do this kind of design, looks clever to me.
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Placing DIMMs close to the CPU socket, esp on systems with integrated memory controlers, is not silly, it's a necessity. Shorter traces mean a better signal and less potential latency.

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No DDR1 compatibility?
If it fits on DDR2&3 it's probably going to fit DDR1.

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is it possible to take off the heatspreaders on my ballistix ?
Yes, but you will likely need an oil based solvent and a way to heat the memory up to get the heatspreaders off without risking damage.
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