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I just brought 8 copper ramsinks for my ram, but I have two sticks of ram. Is it okay if I just put 1 ramsink on every other chip, so I'll have 4 on each stick of ram? Or is it definately needed to put all 8 on 1 stick.
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well if you put it on every other chip then it wont cool the chips with out it on therefore wont be any different then not cooloing it really because each chip is creating heat

honestly unless your running something like bh5 with mad volts like 3.4 thus creating alot of heat i wouldnt worry about it all that much, for instance i dont like the gskill heat sincs because they are aluminum and the thermal tape allways touch only 1/3 of the ram and insulates the rest because ther is just a big air void so i allways take off the heat spreaders to ensure proper air flow over the ram

i would either get some more ram sincs or buy some heat spreaders to put on there if your really concerned or you can rig up a fan that blows on your ram- do some searching in the forums theres been alot of different setups people have done but its usually on like bh5 or utt i think there called because of the heat they generate due to the volts
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by dnguyen1022
I just brought 8 copper ramsinks for my ram, but I have two sticks of ram. Is it okay if I just put 1 ramsink on every other chip, so I'll have 4 on each stick of ram? Or is it definately needed to put all 8 on 1 stick.
Well, It would have been much easier if you would have gotten copper heatspreaders, but I guess that would work (not standard, but ehh..).. How big are the ramsinks? (photo or link would be nice so we can tell)
    
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post #4 of 7
Just mount a small fan over them, that should work fine, as for ram sinks they have to be on all the ram chips or you will have some chips hotter than others and could cause a stability inbalance.
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These aren't the same, but they LOOK exactly the same.
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if I put all 8 of the ramsinks on one ram stick, would it cause it to be unstable?
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post #7 of 7
Just buy another set, putting the RAMsinks on every other chip, or only on one RAM stick isn't going to do much good, if anything at all...
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