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HEATSINK FOR RAM
#1
I want to build a new pc and i am wondering if i need to buy heatsinks for the RAM.The RAM i will be use is the Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 1600MHz (Kit 2 x 2048).If needed a heatsink which heatsink to buy.In the box did not include the heatsink.Sorry for my English.
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#2
you don't need a heat sink since you're living in Europe if the temps didn't reach 45C @ summer you don't need any

Ram store stuffs temporally they don't process anything they barely make some heat Smile
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#3
It depend if u are going to OC or not?, if u are going to OC, some rams like the Ripjaws have built in heatsinks and they are pretty nice.
The G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 8GB 2x4GB CL9 are for 49€ or so.
If u are not going to oc, then u don't need any heatsink for ur ram.
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#4
If components reach anywhere from 90 degrees Celsius and above, I'd start worrying. But in most cases, the CPU/GPU heatsinks are good enough to keep the internal components at safe temperatures.
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#5
ram sinks are almost purely cosmetic
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#6
Exactly, they're not needed at all.
Custom Desktop
CPU: Ivy Bridge Core i5 3570 3.4 GHz (3.8 GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
CPU Instructions: MMX, SSE1, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1,
SSE4.2, EIST, iAMT2, Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
RAM: 8192MB DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600 1333
HDD: 1 TB Western Digital HDD
Video: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2 GB GDDR5
Audio: Realtek 5.1 HD Audio
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#7
(07-29-2012, 01:38 AM)Squall Leonhart Wrote: ram sinks are almost purely cosmetic

(07-29-2012, 02:12 AM)nintendo85 Wrote: Exactly, they're not needed at all.

^These
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#8
Thanks for the answers.I am not going to OC the RAM.
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#9
though even though they are cosmetic, i use them as an indicator

when building high performance PC's usually the RAM with heatsinks will be a more expensive, premium ram with better timings and will overclock to 2333 MHz a lot safer/easier/better
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