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  1. #1
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    Home made heatspreader on RAM...!!!!

    I have been planing to do my own heat spreader for my system RAM.

    My plan is to use 2 mm thick copper plate....attach a couple of alu small heatsinks with microfins on it. Then glue them on to the ram with AS compound. Then I will mount a 80-92mm fan above them in the case...offcourse blowing on them.
    I think that would give at least some improvemnt fsb in overclocking....mabye even abit better then those fabricated ram cooling solutions.

    Anyone done anything similar to this..???
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    i have never done anything similar, but it sure would make a nice difference since the manufactured ram coolers dont get as tight as your model. it could be a real improvement!
    im guessing that manufactured ram coolers dont even use heat compound?

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    Please post some pics when it's done.
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    I promise I´ll do that.
    If I don´t WC my memory...this will be it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [NH]Naughtyboy
    I promise I´ll do that.
    If I don´t WC my memory...this will be it.
    wc means watercooling, right?
    I thought about the meaning of that abbreviation, and that was the best I could come up with..
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    Yes Öwall....u got it absolutly right.
    WC= Water Cooling
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    Will that really make any difference? My memory never gets hot..
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    It really depends on how far u push them..and what voltage you use.
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    many ppl cool their memory, but I have not seen any real benchmarks showing the real results when cooling the rams. have anyone seen any tests cooling vs not cooling rams?

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    I haven+t seen any tests or articles...and haven´t made any my self. But I can tell you this...from my own expirience I have more than once gained 5-10 mhz more on the fsb by just cooling my ram. I mean there is a reason why manufacturers put heatspreaders on the rams nowadays.

    The gain in performance may not be THAT big on DDR...but when we take RDRAM in consideration....then we are talking huge FSB increase.

    Those sticks get veery hot....and the heatspreaders that comes with memorys...are really faultty in some cases.
    I have seen thermal tape been used on some sticks...and THAT is really bad.

    A while back I saw a guy on the overclockerscom forums...who pulled the tape of...and put alu fins on it....he went from 150 fsb to 170...with a little vrimm increase also.


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