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Are they important? Do they really do anything? Or do they exist only to hide the green PCB?
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Almost entirely for looks as far as I've read.
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Active Cooling on RAM modules is generally not necessary as airflow through the case will suffice. There are some instances of liquid cooling that might warrant their use, but for the most part you won't need active cooling on the RAM.

Also, if you plan on overclocking and overvolting the RAM, then it might be prudent depending upon ambient temp and case air-flow.

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That's what I was thinking. Thanks guys ill just give the fan to my buddy so he can cover up his ram.
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post #5 of 5
I bought my RAM cooler to get rid of the excess heat that pumping 1.6V through my DDR3 RAM will generate. If you're running at stock volts then you're probably fine. The colder temperatures may make the modules last longer, but if your case is cool enough it shouldn't matter too much.
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