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    Watercooling memory

    So I bought a bundle off ebay and the guy ruined the ram hacking off the heatspreaders to fit his cpu fan in, I simply cant live with the ram as it is now even though its hidden by a fan im too ocd. so I decided to run a memory watercooling with the cpu, is this just aesthetics or will I gain anything from this?

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    AIUI the "heat spreaders" are more about memory companies getting fewer returns from static electricity damage during handling than anything to do with heat. They also make an otherwise really dull looking circuit board look like a branded shiny item. I think you have to be overclocking the stuff fairly hard for heat to matter.

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    Water-cooled RAM? Even "back in the day" when water-cooling showed huge benefits due to the voltages being used, hardly anyone water-cooled their RAM because the chances you would have a perceivable benefit was slim to zero.
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    Re: Watercooling memory

    I wouldn't bother at all with cooling RAM.

    its a waste of time, energy and money to try and squeeze the extra MHz out of the memory, especially more so with more current platforms so you'd be better investing that money you'd have used for RAM cooling into other areas of the system as memory speed doesn't impact gaming performance that much it seems ;

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/ram/85...4-3200/?page=6

    You'd get a better returns by slightly overclocking your GPU as opposed to trying to run RAM as fast as physically possible

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    It's complete waste of time and money. I have 4x 4Gb sticks of Samsung Green which is supposed to be 1600mhz at 1.35v with a slack timings of 11-11-11-28. I have them overclocked to 2133mhz at 1.5v with much tighter timings of 9-10-10-21 and they barely get warm. The best bit is that they are naked, no heatsink at all!! By removing any heatsinks you also void your warranty.

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    I think after all the advice I will not watercool them. seems kinda stupid after all you guys said.

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    I would like to overclock mine. how do you do it?

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    Quote Originally Posted by masychefx2 View Post
    I would like to overclock mine. how do you do it?
    http://bfy.tw/24vg

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    Im going to watercool the memory

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    It's completely up to you but you are wasting your money, voiding your warranty if you remove heatsinks and adding restriction to the loop.

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    Personally I don't think water cooling memory is a waste of money, if you are water cooling everything else, you might as well water cool the memory?

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    RAM is built to withstand really high temperatures now so it's pointless. In fact many stock GPU coolers don't even cover the ram, because they are rated up to such high temperatures theres no point.

    The heat spreaders on DDR3/4 is just to make them look fancy and protect the chips from physical damage.
    Last edited by Mister; 06-10-2015 at 12:01 PM.

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    Quote Originally Posted by pompeytom247 View Post
    Personally I don't think water cooling memory is a waste of money, if you are water cooling everything else, you might as well water cool the memory?
    You don't gain anything though. It cost's money, adds restriction to the loop, the extra tubing can look messy and it voids the warranty if you remove any heatsinks (there's also the chance of tearing memory chips off with the heatsinks). My ram is overclocked, overvolted and naked yet barely gets warm.

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    When has watercooling ever really been about anything other than aesthetics

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    Quote Originally Posted by MyUserName View Post
    When has watercooling ever really been about anything other than aesthetics
    For real?

    Better ways to spam to 20 posts you know.

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    Re: Watercooling memory

    Just a joke. I'm not trying to get to 20 posts mate I needed 5 to post a link to a scan saved basket and ask for help. I notice that thread is still empty though, strange that.

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