Ram heat sinks

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I have heard that ram puts out alot of heat is that true. should i even worry about ram heatsinks.
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RAM doesnt generate nearly enough heat to worry about getting a ramsink, its just a waste of money to be honest. I find people who usually buy that stuff are seriously into cooling or just want to show off for the sake of showing off. But if you're extremely concerned about the temperature of your internal computer or if it a major problem already, by all means.
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A lot of times people put RAM heatsinks on their video RAM. These chips can get really hot from what I have seen, espically if you are playing with Radlinker or some other video overclockig utility.
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I would have to agree with the above - RAM sinks on graphics cards are recommended if you are overclocking your memory settings.

On system RAM they will, in most cases, not make a blind bit of difference unless you are using TOP quality chips and going for some seriously aggressive settings.

Most people I know who have them are just having them for show in their windowed cases - some do look cool :!:
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One type of RAM that always has heat dispersers on it, is RIMM or Rambus Inline Memory Modules ...

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It has the heat dispensers because it runs hotter than normal DIMMs with an average transfer rate of 4266MB/s.
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wow nice.

on my vid card i think it have heat sinks it has silver type things on it. i have a geforece fx 5600 ultra 128mb
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Graphics Card ram (128 to 256,soon to be 512 on alot of new cards)
usually comes with nice heat sinks already .
If you don't have them ,then i would not worry about it too much .
Save your money and if your system is up to date (within 1 year old )
then upgrade to a nicer card ($200 to 450 min) .

Memory Ram (512 to 1Gb ) is different (as in voltage applied to it )
2.5v to max 3.8v raises the heat (Memory ram really has no heat
problem) more so with voltage increased,but all good ram comes
nowadays with heatspreaders to more or so keep the overall heat
down inside the case.

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