Published on 28th June 2005 by
Originally Posted by Darkedgenot using thermal tape was very very dumb - could they even make your ram hotter??
Originally Posted by frodoso, in theory the heatspreaders on my crucial ballistix are actually keeping the heat in?
Originally Posted by frodoHmmm, i said crucial not corsair, by the looks of it the crucial ram uses EXACTLY the same heatsinks! no difference at all bar the "ultra" is "ballistix" on my ram
i had some REALLY good akasa memory heatspreaders, that used a like clay, that was a near solid thermal paste, which when the memory was against did a very good job of transmitting the heat, shame i cant find them any more :(
Originally Posted by tm36usaNope, corsair uses thermal tape, the same kind that gpu ram sinks are adhered(sp) with. They also only use a tiny thin layer of it so more heat gets out. So while not really helping dissipate the heat, they are not holding them back and making them hotter. Hope that helped frodo, and if you did want to take them off, put them in the freezer for 10~20 min and then gently pry them off
As for solving the heat issue because of that crappy tape, I got a set of heavy copper mem sinks like OCZ uses here, im going to try ripping off the crappy 3m tape and just use arctic silver and see how it works. Maybe I'll keep a tiny strip of the tape, just to kep them on the ram.
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