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almost 2 gallons of gas or a cheap vga fan...oh the decisions!
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post #22 of 51
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
lol $7
there were no memsinks in the pics in OP
Memory doesn't need cooling.
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post #23 of 51
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Memory doesn't need cooling.
I have never understood that.

Why wouldn't it? There is still a current running through the memory. Extra current and an increased frequency means extra heat, doesn't it? Doesn't it stand to reason that memory would need some sort of cooling as well or is the heat increase so minimal that it really isn't regarded as being critical to operation?
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I think I'm gonna wait until HIS puts out a HD 4850 with an IceQ on it.
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post #25 of 51
Quote:
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I have never understood that.

Why wouldn't it? There is still a current running through the memory. Extra current and an increased frequency means extra heat, doesn't it? Doesn't it stand to reason that memory would need some sort of cooling as well or is the heat increase so minimal that it really isn't regarded as being critical to operation?
Memory produces a fairly small amount of heat.
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post #26 of 51
the companies like selling cheap pieces of coloured metal to make you think you need to cool your ram.

its how they get to ya XD

ncix has it for $15, id rather find some way to fashion my socket a volcano whatever cooler on it
post #27 of 51
ALL I done to cool my 4850's was flash to an ASUS bios and use Smartdoctor. Just increased my fan speeds. Idle is like 40c now at full blast on stock single slot cooler!
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post #28 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by NCspecV81 View Post
ALL I done to cool my 4850's was flash to an ASUS bios and use Smartdoctor. Just increased my fan speeds. Idle is like 40c now at full blast on stock single slot cooler!
Different BIOSes can work on a different card? And it still functions? O.O
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Originally Posted by cubanresourceful View Post
Different BIOSes can work on a different card? And it still functions? O.O
So long as the cards both have the same checksum and are both off the reference design, yes it should work.
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post #30 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
lol $7
there were no memsinks in the pics in OP
It doesn't need ramsinks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Perry View Post
I have never understood that.

Why wouldn't it? There is still a current running through the memory. Extra current and an increased frequency means extra heat, doesn't it? Doesn't it stand to reason that memory would need some sort of cooling as well or is the heat increase so minimal that it really isn't regarded as being critical to operation?
More energy is carried away though the BGA pin and PCB than through the heatsinks on the stock cooler.

Also, just some airflow over the bare chips is likely to cool them just as well as stock. The thermal interface materal between the ram and most stock GPU coolers is fairly horrible.

Only when overclocking, or when there is little to no airflow would ramsinks really be useful.
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