after recently fitting heatsinks to the memory on my creative geforce2 ala hercules(i think) geforce2, has anyone considered putting baby heatsinks to system memory (aluminium or copper I don't really give a *****)? I could be starting a new thing here? gonna give it go myself anyway just out of boredom hehe!
I think the idea is great, but it isn't new.
I don't know the links for it, but I'm sure somebody else does.
Have seen several cooled dimms, and they seemed to run better if I recall right, but that is logical you could almost say.
If you wanna go real extreme, there is water cooling available for you RAM.
Water cooling your RAM?!? Geez.
If you want, I will supply a link. But, yea, you can water cool your RAM. I don't know what would make you want to, but you can.
I put RAMsinks on my Leadtek GeForce2 GTS outta the box. It goes up to 395Mhz (I dunno how fast it went before I did however, since I affixed the sinks before I even put it in a machine).
Do they work? beats me....doubt theyll hurt tho (good ol' 3M thermal tape).
memory doesn't get hot, heatsinks are not nessary at all right now. It's about as pointless to put a HS on memory as it is to put a HS and fan on a old ATI Rage IIc card. Someday it may need it, but for now, it's pointless...well it does look cool...
falcon, actually, it does get hot. If you have a vid card that has SDRAM, then as you OC it to higher core speeds, the SDRAM becomes the same speed as the core speed. Example, if you have a 143MHz V3 2K, and have it running at 200Mhz FSB, the RAM will run at 200MHz. That will get it hot considering it's original speed was 143MHz. That will cause instability since it gets hot. So not only is it neccessary to add good cooling to the chip and PCB, but also to the RAM.
What?!?!........That is so far from the truth. Just about every video card has seperate SDRAM speeds from the core speed. My old TNT2 ran at 120 Core/150 Memory and I overclocked it to 150/183. I don't know where you get your information. My CLAP GeForce 256 has a default core speed of 120 and memory speed of 150(300 DDR).
I sugjested this over a year ago, when I noticed that my pc66 at 124mhz was getting toasty, but it was only a 32mb and my slots were full of pc100 excelence, so I pulled it and got a new 64mb pc133.
Oh, and rambus memory uses heatsinks
Oh, and I have socket 7 heatsinks on my voodoo banshee, 2 ok ones for the 16mb or ram, one killer a*s one for the core!
i don't know about yours spencer, but i don't think you should just yell that out! My Voodoo 3 2000 is running at 160MHz Core, and 160MHz Mem speed.
yep, wtp is right
V3 memory runs at the same clock as the core. Apparently there where 2 types of RAM on different batches, ones much better than the other.
I've got my 2k @ 183MHz and the RAM's not even warm
spencer, wtp wasn't saying all vid cards have a shared core/mem speed, he was pointing out his voodoo's mem was @ 160.
Oh and Rage IIc's did get bloody hot!
I fitted heatsinks to the ram on my creative gts2 and the ram will overclock to 420 Mhz, whereas before it froze at 366 Mhz! I think that was definately worth doing. Also I took the tiny heatsink and fan off the 'GPU' and fitted the new style celeron heat sink and fan that came with my celly 566, I can now take the core up to a stable 240Mhz, but I've lost two PCI slots due to the size of this! but I don't need them anyway hehe!
Quote: "falcon, actually, it does get hot. If you have a vid card that has SDRAM, then as you OC it to higher core speeds, the SDRAM becomes the same speed as the core speed."
There's alot of video cards with SDRAM out there.
spencer! don't get all freaken pissed, if you are high tempered, then you don't have ta share it with us ok. Now look, usually MOST stuff with SDRAM should have the same speed as the core speed. Why the hell would they call it SDRAM (synchorous dram) if it is not sync with the clock speed? MAYBE some might have SDRAM memory speeds way off the core speed, but mine DOES NOT.
Here, this is the definition for SDRAM. Thats what led me to my conclusion. http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/...erm?term=SDRAM
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