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Do I really need RAMsinks on my 4850?

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I'm planning to get accelero S1 but I heard some packages come with a single, long VRM sink like this: http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1430/pic03bb4.jpg
Now, im just wondering, if i do get that unlucky package, can I use the included RAM sinks on the VRM instead? That means leaving some ram chips bare naked

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I would advice against it, the fan alone won't cool the chips well enough.
  
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I would advice against it, the fan alone won't cool the chips well enough.
do 4850's RAM really heat up that much?
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the old Accelero S1 rev 2 had the 1 long VRM heatsink.

In May 2008 they changed it to 4 VRM Heatsinks that aren't as wide and fit perfectly for a 4850.

So actually its like Rev 2 right now for the S1 Rev 2 cooler.

Just make sure you buy from a place with great turnover who sell these. I bought 4 of them from newegg just last month and all 4 came with the newest VRM coolers. 4 thin VRM heatsinks.

BTW all the people who say they dont stick are either dumb and impatient. All four I installed between my cards and my brothers card none of the heatsinks failed to stay on. 30 secs of gentle pressure for each heatsink and they were stuck.
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Wow TY!

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do 4850's RAM really heat up that much?
the RAM do heat up and the vrms even more so,get good cooling for both of them if you are gonna oc/mod the card.
    
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