Video Card Memory Heatsinks?

Discussion in 'Overclocking, Cooling & Modding' started by buildcustompc, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. buildcustompc

    buildcustompc Newbie

    I was looking online at some different coolers and heatsinks and noticed vga card memory heatsinks. Would it be good to have heatsinks on a vid cards memory? Or will it make no difference. Just a thought!

  2. 1031982

    1031982 Just Started

    Honestly, I don't think RAM heatsinks matter anyware. But, I could be wrong.
  3. Max_87

    Max_87 huehuehue

    No, it does matter when it comes to overclocking :mrgreen: Esspecially for higher end cards.
  4. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    It depends on your card, and whether you intend to overclock it or volt-mod it. :mrgreen:

    But there are people who don't overclock but use them to make their cards look.. cooler. :mrgreen:
  5. Olle P

    Olle P Newbie

    It also depends on the GPU heatsink. Many of these cover the RAM chips as well.

  6. Magicky

    Magicky Newbie

    After replacing my eVGAs 6800GTs heatsink with Zalmans VF700 CU heatsink and vid RAM coolers I saw a drop from 52-54 C to 46-48 C idle, and running DOOM3 X 1 hour from 60-68 C to 54-60 C. The fact that these NVIDIA GPUs run hot enough to fry eggs has always seemed rather exssive to me, so ANY drop in operating temp is appreciated.

    Zalmans {} has great instalation instructions and shows quite clearly that RAM cooling has a positive effect on overall performance...
  7. PowerSlide

    PowerSlide Just Started

    get those swiftech bga ramsink..the best of the best "looking" ramsink :mrgreen:
  8. buildcustompc

    buildcustompc Newbie

    Thanks for the replies. I think I'm good for now but when I upgrade I'll definetly get ram heatsinks.

    :D :D :D :thumb:

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