Buy some cool accessories for your RAM
Subject: Memory | December 15, 2009 - 02:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hi-Tech Reviews takes a look at two alternatives to buying high end memory that comes equipped with large heatspreaders. Much of the time it is possible to purchase RAM with similar timings and speed for quite a bit less; or even more fun is to buy lower speed RAM and overclock it until it tries to melt. Picking up a third party cooler ensures that the meltdown won't happen quite as quickly, but the question remains as to whether the high end DIMMs that come equipped with heatspreaders can compete with third party memory coolers. Find out here.
"Memory cooling is one of those things that most people leave untouched. There may be several reasons
for this: the foremost being that the stock heat spreaders on most memory modules will be sufficient
for most user’s needs. But occasionally, there will of course be users who need to push their memory
to the limit – particularly overclockers and gaming enthusiasts. These users will therein need some
hardcore cooling for their precious RAM. With that in mind I introduce you to the Xigmatek Dragoon and
Cuirassier heat spreaders."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Team PC3-12800 Xtreem LV 4GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit @ Tweaktown
- Geil Black
Dragon DDR3 Gaming Series PC# 12800 2x2GB Review @ OCC
- G.Skill Pi PC3-17600 4GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit @ Tweaktown
- 6GB Crucial
Ballistix Tracer Triple Channel RAM Review @ TechwareLabs
F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ 2x4GB Laptop DDR3 RAM @ APH Networks
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