Originally Posted by computeruler
Why would you want that? It looks so much better with the spreaders on it.
So put heatspreaders on it?
If Kingmax's substrate/coating/whatever does reduce temps, it's a good thing.
Originally Posted by DuckieHo
DDR3 should be cooler than DDR2 though.... they use less power even though at higher clocks and the IC density really hasn't changed much....
In DDR1 days, I was limited to single and early dual-core chips. In my DDR2 days, I was on duals and quads with off-die memory controllers. Now I'm on a 4.2GHz i7 that can load 8 threads, all sending requests to the memory at once, via a 3.8GHz on die memory controller.
The more efficiently memory bandwidth is used, the higher the temps. The power improvements of each generation of DDR don't seem to be exceeding my increasing ability to utilize the memory bandwidth I'm given. My current memory at DDR3-1600, CL7, 1.63v gets hotter than my unsinked Winbond UTT did at DDR-480, CL 1.5, 3.3v.