Ram cooling

By dakeebs
Jan 31, 2009
  1. So im buildin a new desktop....1st 1 ever attempted, this is my set up, all this will be in an antec 900 case w/ 120mm fans x 3 and 1 220mm). The question is should i grab some ram coolers or is the plenty of air???

    Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive x 2

    EVGA 512-P3-N973-TR GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - x 2

    APEVIA ATX-AS600W-BL 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply -

    Koutech IO-RCM620 USB 2.0 3.5"/5.25" Card Reader - Retail

    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

    Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler with Massive 110mm Blue LED Full-Range Variable Speed Fan CL-P0401

    Any advise or constructive critisim is appreciated..
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    why would you need ram coolers.
  3. dakeebs

    dakeebs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i read in a couple of different forums tht the ram tends to run pretty hot....just wondering if i was covered in the coolin department w/ the fans
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    Ram runs hot at speeds its not intended for, those days are over, you will be fine.
  5. dakeebs

    dakeebs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool, thanks for the quick replies
  6. iMoose

    iMoose TS Rookie Posts: 57


    Some of the RAM with heat-spreaders LOOK cool.

    But it's kinda hard to see when installed.

    Sorta like putting a high-polished chrome valve in your toilet though. lol
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