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Megaman_90: Now the thing about your DDR3 RAM purchase is it is not optimal at all. AMD does not support triple channel. Which means your 3 DIMMs will be running in single channel. Which means your performance will be seriously degraded. The best options are to either 1. use 2 DIMMs, keep 1 as spare 2. buy 4th DIMM 3. return this kit, buy proper dual channel kit
Oh..I didn't think of that..

I will cancel and get a 4GB kit....
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Ok...Reordered with these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

Look good?
Edited by Megaman_90 - 2/19/11 at 10:35am
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You need direct air. A side-door fan if your case has mounts, or something like this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Antec+-+...fan&cp=1&lp=11

Either way, you need air directed at the NB heatsink and you'll see alot lower NB temps. Every OC'd system should have active cooling on the NB IMO.
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post #14 of 17
They're fairly good, can OC decently.
post #15 of 17
As already stated, the Antec Spot Cool works very well as a NB cooler.

One of the nice things is that the face of the fan can be pulled away from the heatsink so that the "dead-spot" is removed:

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You need direct air. A side-door fan if your case has mounts, or something like this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Antec+-+...fan&cp=1&lp=11

Either way, you need air directed at the NB heatsink and you'll see alot lower NB temps. Every OC'd system should have active cooling on the NB IMO.
Here is my PC, so you can see my cooling situation. I have an X6 and a Push/pull h50 since that was filmed however.


That spot on cooler is brilliant idea I must say....
Edited by Megaman_90 - 2/19/11 at 11:17am
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post #17 of 17
Antec Spot Cool is pretty good. I have two of them sitting around unused actually (used before). With my NB cooler linked to VRM cooler by a heatpipe, heat transfers around pretty efficiently and I don't really need any active air movement there
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