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I just got my mushkin 4GB RAM in the mail, and i just installed it.. <-- sig for info. With installing it, my temps are now 43c idle.. before they were 35c idle, where did this 8c rise come from? I mean, 43c i guess is still cool, but I used to load at 47c when playing Crysis..

Can RAM raise a CPU temp?
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post #2 of 33
Can heat up your northbride.

Make sure you didnt stop any fans while installing.
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post #3 of 33
Blocking of airflow is the only thing I could think of. That and maybe you hit the heatsink with your hand or something...

Adding ram can put stress on your memory controller, which in turn heats up the northbridge but it should not raise cpu temperature.
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I'll go look at it again, but i'm 100% positive i didn't touch any fans. But can new RAM do that though? Heat up the northbridge and possible raise temps? if so, i'm not going to worry.
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Originally Posted by kilrbe3 View Post
I'll go look at it again, but i'm 100% positive i didn't touch any fans. But can new RAM do that though? Heat up the northbridge and possible raise temps? if so, i'm not going to worry.
Heating of the northbridge should not affect a CPU at all. It could only raise the ambient temperatures, which in turn could possibly raise the cpu temp, but no where near 8c.
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I now seen to be reaching spikes to 51c and back down, seems to be going back to 42c-44c idle as of now, that's.. Should i still be worrying? And I just bought this RAM to get higher Overclocks on my Q6600...... Should I worry?
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post #7 of 33
51c is fine for a Q6600, but the rise in temperatures is intriguing. You sure you didn't touch anything else in there?
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post #8 of 33
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51c is fine for a Q6600, but the rise in temperatures is intriguing. You sure you didn't touch anything else in there?
Nope, nothing.. My Zalman is still where I left it, every fan in my Antec 900 is on HIGH, just like it was BEFORE the RAM.
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You've got at least another 10c before I would be concerned, and probably 15c before I'd get worried.
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post #10 of 33
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You've got at least another 10c before I would be concerned, and probably 15c before I'd get worried.
Roger thanks for your help! and everyone's help, I'll go OC in a minute, report back later tonight.
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