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I just received ramsinks that I planned to put on my x850. Where exactly do I put these ramsinks? Can someone post a picture please?
 

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Yup.
Firmly place them on the memory (the square black things on the board).
And once you place them you cannot move them.
Make sure you dont bang them or anything once they are on or else they might come off.
Put it on and let the sinks cure.

If they do come off and wont go back on you need to get some thermal compound.
 

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Do I stick them on both sides of the ram chips? (The ram chips on the x850are those black square things right?)
 

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If your using the stock X850 Pro cooler, then theres no point putting ramsinks on the memory.

Half of the memory is hiding under the heatsink, not being cooled because its not touching, infact it would cause the memory to run hotter.

So you could put ram sinks on the back memory chips, but it wouldn't be any better at overclocking because the ones on the other side will still be running the same temp.

If you bought something like the Zalman GPU cooler, (the one that has 2 semi circlular heatsinks) that would leave the all the memory chips exposed, and you could cool all of them.
 

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Originally Posted by CowBlazed

If your using the stock X850 Pro cooler, then theres no point putting ramsinks on the memory.

Half of the memory is hiding under the heatsink, not being cooled because its not touching, infact it would cause the memory to run hotter.

So you could put ram sinks on the back memory chips, but it wouldn't be any better at overclocking because the ones on the other side will still be running the same temp.

If you bought something like the Zalman GPU cooler, (the one that has 2 semi circlular heatsinks) that would leave the all the memory chips exposed, and you could cool all of them.

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If you are using the XTPE/XT stock cooler, you should put the RAMsinks on the back of the card where the stock heatspreader is (after you have removed it). The stock heatspreader does what it says, it spreads the heat around, not cool it off. So I owuld therefore reccomend that you replace it with RAMsinks. But it you are using a Zalman, do what CowBlazed suggested.
 

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The only chance of him using the X850XT/PE stock cooler is if he took it off one of those cards and attached it to his X850 Pro, if he could manage to get it on there. In other words, not very likely.

The heatspreaders for the back side of graphics cards memory, such as on the XT/PE cooler or the Artic Silencers, work pretty well actually.

The point is to have the airflow going right over the back of the card, which in a regular setup would be right by a back exhaust fan.

With ramsinks, it helps a bit more because the metal sticks out higher and dissipates easier.
 
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